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Principia College

Elsah, Illinois

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Principia College

Private 4 Year

About Principia College

Principia College (commonly referred to as Principia or Prin) is a private liberal arts college in Elsah, Illinois, United States. A four-year coeducational institution, the college was founded in 1912 by Mary Kimball Morgan, and its stated purpose is "to serve the Cause of Christian Science." According to the college, it has no affiliation with the Church of Christ, Scientist, but "the practice of Christian Science is the cornerstone of campus life." Students and staff are practicing Christian Scientists.

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Located in Elsah, Illinois.

1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL, 62028-9799, Jersey County

Principia College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#1699 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Illinois

#63 of 274

2021 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

#52 of 208

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Principia College is Education followed by Business Management, Social Sciences, Visual/Performing Arts and Journalism.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Principia College within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni