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Principia, founded in 1912, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 2,600-acre campus is located in Elsah, 40 miles north of St. Louis.

Website: www.principiacollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
455
Undergraduate
Students
(49.0%) 223 Women
(51.0%) 232 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 134 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.34
SAT Math
565 average
510-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
581 average
523-663 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,400
Tuition and Fees
$30,190
Room and Board
$11,960
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$33,300
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$19,613
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
68
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Elsah Population
673
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
97% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
88.0% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
17.6% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
70.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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