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Principia College

Elsah, IL


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    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Small • Rural
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Principia College is a small, 4-year, private liberal arts college. This coed college is located in a rural community in a rural setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's degrees.

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Principia College provides an outstanding liberal arts academic program in a unique learning environment that supports students' spiritual growth, founded on character education based on the "whole person" concept. Principia's purpose as an educational institution is built on the foundation of Christian Science. We strive to fulfill that purpose by training our students "to think clearly, vigorously, fearlessly, tolerantly, and unselfishly" in every aspect of their lives (Education at The Principia, Mary Kimball Morgan, p. 229). The faculty at Principia College includes world-class scientists, published authors, noted historians, and celebrated artists and musicians. Active, experiential learning opportunities abound across the curriculum and in co-curricular activities. An NCAA Division III school, Principia College enrolls students from 40 states and more than 25 nations.

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March 1
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