Principia College Rankings

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In the World#7957 of 14178
In North America#1916 of 2629
In the United States#1826 of 2528
In Illinois#75 of 100
In Elsah#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
91%
Average SAT
1114
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$14,894 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
407
Male:Female Ratio
51:49
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Principia College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate91%90%92%
Applicants1054263
Admissions963858
Freshmen enrolled full time662838

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
56 or 85%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1010
or below

75% of them
had 1218
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Principia College are 1010-1218 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
29 or 44%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Principia College are 22-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White280 (69%)
Nonresident Alien70 (17%)
Hispanic19 (5%)
Asian12 (3%)
Two or more races9 (2%)
Black or African American8 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown7 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0.5%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$14,894/year
Average aid awarded
$28,186
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$29,490
Tuition in-state$29,490
Tuition out-of-state$29,490
Fee in-district$700
Fee in-state$700
Fee out-of-state$700

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity580
Combined charge for room and board$11,960
Room charge$5,670
Meal charge$6,290

Principia College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Business Administration and Management, General11
Mass Communication & Media Studies11
Environmental Biology8
Computer Science8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General8
Engineering Science6
Physics, General4
Education, General4
Fine & Studio Arts, General4
Environmental Studies4
Political Science and Government, General3
Sociology and Anthropology3
International & Global Studies3
English Language and Literature, General2
Music, General2
International Relations and Affairs2
Creative Writing2
Chemistry, General2
Economics, General2
Mathematics, General2
Religion & Religious Studies1
History, General1
Spanish Language and Literature1
French Language and Literature1
Marketing & Marketing Management, General1
Philosophy1
Grand Total97
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate80%73%85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%

Publications & Citations

Publications
120
Citations
3,364

Publication count by topic

Physics
23
Biology
12
Geography
8
Environmental science
8
History
7
Political science
7
Chemistry
6
Geology
6
Computer science
6
Business
5
Sociology
4
Art
4
Psychology
4
Materials science
3
Philosophy
2
Engineering
1
Mathematics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Physics16372,022
History22609
Geology290276
Art29722
Geography3021108
Environmental science3047230
Business370074
Materials science4167139
Sociology419914
Biology4428261
Political science44996
Chemistry517365
Mathematics545513
Engineering54896
Psychology557318
Computer science63983

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199011
199110
199210
199310
199411
199511
199614
199704
199801
199902
200023
200102
200216
200338
200404
200516
2006022
2007321
2008145
2009438
2010240
2011578
20128112
20138150
20147270
20159260
201612367
20173378
20183413
20195387
20204409

General info

Founded1912
WikipediaPrincipia College
MottoAs The Sowing, The Reaping
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff310
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, Illinois, 62028-9799
United States
City population1,000
Phone6183742131
Fax+1 (618) 374 5500

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