1 Maybeck PlaceElsah, IL 62028 618-374-5181
http://www.prin.edu collegeadmissions@prin.edu
About Principia College
  • Year of Foundation 1898
  • Size of Campus 2600 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Christian Science
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 542
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%, 88%
  • App. Deadlines N/A
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $21,150
  • Room and Board $7,896
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee None
  • Enrollment No. 542
Principia students, faculty, and staff come from many different countries and an even greater variety of backgrounds, but they share one thing in common: Christian Science. The College is not affiliated with the Christian Science Church, and Christian Science is not taught as a subject, but its principles form the basis of community life at Principia. Mission is our purpose or reason to exist. Values are our deeply held, timeless beliefs or aspirations. Vision is the intended future state of our institution. Taken together, they reveal our destination and identify the core we must sustain as we strive to reach it. They are the foundation of and test for our strategies.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) BSU - Black Student Union; LASO - Latin American Student Organization
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus George Andrews Speaker Series has brought the following speakers on campus in the last nine years: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Former Presidents George Bush and Jimmy Carter; Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel,
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Science Organization (CSO)
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Number of sororities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of honor societies Phi Alpha Eta
  • Distance to nearest train Alton, IL (10)
  • Distance to nearest bus St. Louis, MO (40)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport St. Louis, MO (35)
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 20%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 20%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 14
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 14%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 60%
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (49%), men's dorms (49%), apartments for married students (2%)
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 99%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Microforms 193,439
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 14
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Number of e-books 3,878
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 550
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Number Of Books in Library 210,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Basic Services Provided day care, health service, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,515
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 108
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, other
  • Library Facilities Treasure Room collection of rare books
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Subscriptions 12,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 165
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Museums School of Nations Museum - collection of rare Navajo baskets; 50,000 square foot Science Center with inside aviary; Positron in Science Center - only one at any college in the country; On campus planetarium; Jean L. Rainwater Carillon housed in the Princip
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Disney, A.G. Edwards, Edward D. Jones, Thompson Marketing (NY), Windermere Farms (CA)
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 33%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Employed Students after 2 years 90%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 60%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 50%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural