Principia College

country rank  1476
world rank  5346

Publish your
uniRank University Ranking

University Overview

Established in 1912, Principia College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the village of Elsah (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Principia College is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Principia College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 107 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1912
Motto As The Sowing, The Reaping
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 1 Maybeck Place
Elsah (population range: under 2,500)
62028-9799 Illinois
United States
T +1 (618) 374 2131
F +1 (618) 374 5500

Study Areas and Degree Levels

Search for courses and programs with the uniRank World Universities Search Engine

Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1 Maybeck Place
Elsah 62028-9799
+1 (618) 374 5181
800 277 4648

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 500-999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 100-199
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Protestant Christian-Protestant The Church of Christ, Scientist -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Principia College's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Not available; please submit a list of official first level academic divisions such as faculties, departments etc.

Social Media

Principia College's Facebook page Facebook

Principia College's Facebook page for social networking Principia College's Facebook page

Principia College's Twitter webpage Twitter

Principia College's Twitter webpage for micro-blogging and news updates

Principia College's LinkedIn profile LinkedIn

Principia College's LinkedIn profile for business and academic networking

Principia College's YouTube or Vimeo channel YouTube

Principia College's YouTube or Vimeo channel for videos

Principia College's Instagram or Flickr account Instagram

Principia College's Instagram or Flickr account for photos

Online Courses

Principia College's iTunes U channel iTunes U

Not reported

Principia College's open courseware Open Education Consortium

Not reported

Wikipedia Article

Video Presentation

Not available; please submit an official general video presentation of this higher education institution.

Related Resources

Find out rankings and reviews of all Universities in the United States

Search for courses and scholarships with the uniRank World Universities Search Engine

Explore a list of all recognized Universities in North America by country

Errors and Update

Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019