If you are considering submitting an application to Principia College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here is an overiew of some of Principia College's admissions stats.
|Principia College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||44%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||55%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||47%|
These are the application deadlines for Principia College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Principia College does not offer early decision or early action.
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Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Principia College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Principia College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
Make sure to check with Principia College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Principia College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Principia College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Christian Science commitment|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.4|
Students admitted to Principia College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 21% submitted a class rank. At Principia College 44% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 61% were in the top 50%.
At Principia College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Principia College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Principia College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Principia College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 55% of Principia College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Principia College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 523 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Principia College students scored 663 or higher, and 75% scored a 523 or higher.
To be most competitive at Principia College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Principia College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Principia College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Principia College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Principia College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Principia College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Principia College.
Does Principia College accept transfer credits?
✅ Principia College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Principia College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Principia College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Principia College?
✅ Principia College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Principia College's acceptance rate?
✅ Principia College's acceptance rate is 91%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Principia College?
❌ Principia College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Principia College? Principia College is a somewhat selective institution. The Principia College acceptance rate is 91%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Principia College is Continuous processing.
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
27 and Above
20 to 27
20 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Principia College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Principia College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Principia College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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