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Principia College

Elsah, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate48%

About Principia College

Principia College is a private, religious college in the rural area of Elsah, Illinois. Principia College was founded in 1910. The college currently enrolls around 314 students per year, including 314 undergraduate students.

Principia College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Principia College. Principia College admitted 48% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 207 students applied to Principia College and 100 were admitted.

Principia College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 48%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Principia College is located in Elsah, Illinois, near St. Louis.

If you would like to see Principia College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 270 to Elsah, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lambert-St. Louis International.

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College Info

One Maybeck Place Elsah, IL 62028-9799

Campus Setting: Rural

Principia College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Principia College is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Principia College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Principia College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1220


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Principia College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Principia College is like? There are approximately 314 students enrolled at Principia College. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 18% percent are from IL and 82% percent of students are from other states.


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