Established in 1912, the Principia College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Elsah (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Principia College is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational US 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's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 111-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Principia College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
|Motto||As The Sowing, The Reaping
|Colours||Blue and gold|
|Address||1 Maybeck Place
|Location Map and Satellite View|
|+1 (618) 374 2131|
|+1 (618) 374 5500|
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The following Principia College's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Principia College's academic range and degree level offering.
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uniRank publishes below some basic Principia College's admission information.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has Principia College a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
Principia College's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.
Secondary school GPA is required
Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record is required
Completion of college-preparatory program is considered but not required
Recommendations are considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores are required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is considered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Principia College.
Principia College has an enrollment range of 250-499 students making it a very small-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 50-99 academic employees (Faculty).
Principia College is a private higher education institution.
Principia College is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Rural setting.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
Principia College has a Christian-Protestant affiliation (The Church of Christ, Scientist - www.tfccs.com).
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The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.
uniRank provides below the official Principia College's Carnegie classification.
|Basic Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, very small, highly residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||Exclusively undergraduate four-year|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Not classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)|
uniRank provides below an overview of Principia College's main facilities:
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.In particular, the Principia College provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 585 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
uniRank provides below an overview of Principia College's main services:
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.In particular, this institution offers some courses via distance education at the undergraduate level Source: IPDES.
This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.
This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.
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Principia College is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Higher Learning Commission
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
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This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.
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