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Profile of Principia College

Principia College is in a rural area, in Elsah, IL. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Principia College earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include media, science, music, mathematics, drama and performing arts, fine arts, and conservation and resource management.

Principia College Selectivity

Principia College does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 510 to 640 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 490 and 630.

Student Life

Athletic teams at Principia College belong to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The Purpose of Principia College is to serve the Cause of Christian Science (Education at The Principia, page 227). The mission of Principia College is to provide students of Christian Science with a comprehensive, co-educational program of liberal arts and sciences. The college is committed to academic excellence and character education. It is also dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, and athletic development of each student. In this context, Principia offers its students an international perspective and challenges them to be ethically strong in service to the world community. "

Principia College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts39English, political science, social studies, economics, international studies, history, French language, foreign language and literature, . . .
Business and Management21business management
Science19physics, environmental biology, chemistry
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Media12mass communication
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies, environmental science
Education and Teaching5elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4sports and fitness management
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Engineering1engineering science

Contact: Principia College

Principia College

1 Maybeck Place

Elsah, IL 62028-9799

General Phone: (618) 374-2131


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