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Founded in 1912, Principia College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 479 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Principia College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 7:1. There are 60 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Principia College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at PC are considered Less Selective, with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 69 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
69% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 39% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Principia College.
16 Students rated on-campus housing 4.6 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
8 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
17 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
16 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
16 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.
16 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
17 Students rated local services 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
16 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
2 Students rated Principia College
To be honest, I have very mixed feelings about Principia College. The campus is beautiful, unique and peaceful. The location is interesting, it can feel isolated and remote at times, but it's still peaceful and easy to focus on schoolwork. I would recommend having a car to travel off campus or at least befriending someone with a car. Everyone there is very open and friendly, but can be clique-ish because it's such a small school. I owe a lot to this school with providing me with amazing and affordable educational opportunities such as traveling abroad. The classroom structure is awesome and close-nit; you really get to know your professors. Somethings that I truly struggled with was the overall conservative vibe on campus. When I attended, openly gay students could not attend. That's changed now, but the administrative culture overall has a long way to go in terms of embracing new ideas. I had a really hard time with the social aspect of college and looking back, I may have felt more independent at a bigger school. I wasted a lot of time with the wrong people and struggled to obey the code of conduct. A lot of people say they loved their Principia experience, but I feel as though those were some of the most challenging years. I was apprehensive to have an open discussion with someone because the risk of discipline was so great. I felt no support from administration and felt that they were only interested kicking people out and making you feel like a flawed person who wasn't worthy of the school. I've attended CS camps and Sunday school my whole life understand CS. I guess I ultimately overestimated my resilience to social pressures. Anyway, I'm grateful for my academic experience, but socially (with the exception of meeting my best friend), it was a nightmare.
Transferring from Keiser University where I was on a half-ride athletic scholarship to here was one of the best decisions of my life. The community wants to see you do good no matter what and will put you in a position to succeed in the classroom and athletics. There’s a sense of welcoming when I came on my visit and despite my basketball background everyone wanted me to come here just to experience what a great community it is and this school has changed my life for the better. I’m proud to be a Principia Panther!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Principia College is 90%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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This school for Christian Scientists is a very friendly atmoshpere with numerous opportunities for its size.
Most students are friendly, willing to help others, goal-oriented, and involved in extra-curriculars.
Because it is small, sometimes I have felt static in my social life. It is tempting to believe I have met everyone alreay. But, usually, when I start to feel that way I end up doing something where I meet a bunch of new people or get to know people I thought I knew better. You just have to be pretty proactive about branching out and digging deeper to find out about people. Also, we have decent social events, but you've got to take responsibility for your own fun too.
Principia College is the only college in the world where the faculty, staff, and students are required to be Christian Scientists. If you are serious about Christian Science , or even if you are just interested in learning more about it, this is a good college for you. The college community is small, and pretty curtious and friendly up front, which easily helps new students to make friends.
Being a Christian Scientists is vital when it comes to Principia College's admission. This is considering that they only allow people who are firm believers and followers of Christian Science. The majority of people who attend the college are quite outgoing and energetic. People are always looking to make new friends and meet as many people as possible. Therefore , having these characterisitcs would be important.
It is a school for Christian Scientists, if you are really against Christian Science or never want to be given metaphysical advice you shouldn't come here. However, if you are just uninterested no one will make you be religious. Also, no drinking, sex, drugs, or homosexuality is allowed. All of those things are still done on campus, but it is pretty private. If any of those things are severely important to your life, Principia probably isn't for you.
People who attend my school are known to be associated with the religion of Christian Science which was founded by Mary Baker Eddy. Principia College only allows followers of this religion to attend. Prin is known to have an exceptional acedemic system. The greatest thing about this college, is the tight-knit community. Almost everyone knows each other and this creates many good friendships because you have the opportunity to actually get to know people instead of just having acquaintances.
The best thing about Principia is the way each student is loved and cared for. It is a much smaller community than almost every other school, so professors, staff, and students all take care of each other and push each other to grow. There is a strong sense of community here and we hold each other accountable and always look for the highest standard. I love the freedom from alcohol here. No one drinks, so we spend time doing creative, fun social activities.
There are so many things going on at the same time that it is hard to do all of them at once and keep up with all the work. Classes are demanding but duable.
We have an amazing campus surrounded by trees and at the top of bluffs. A big an secluded campus that helps you think and focus on your school work as well as bond with your classmates. Classes are of an average of 14 students per class making it very easy to have a one-on-one with the teacher.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
97% of students
attending Principia College receive some sort of financial aid.
N/A were awarded federal grants.
While N/A received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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