Principia College

country rank  1162
world rank  3475

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University Overview

Established in 1912, Principia College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the village of Elsah (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Principia College is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Principia College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 108 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1912
Motto As The Sowing, The Reaping
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 1 Maybeck Place
Elsah (population range: under 2,500)
62028-9799 Illinois
United States
T +1 (618) 374 2131
F +1 (618) 374 5500

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1 Maybeck Place
Elsah 62028-9799
+1 (618) 374 5181
800 277 4648

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Protestant Christian-Protestant The Church of Christ, Scientist -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Principia College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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