Fast Facts

Principia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The College’s most recent on-site review took place in spring 2008. Based on that, accreditation was reaffirmed in January 2009. The next review is scheduled for February 2016.

Number of students: 500
Students from the U.S.: 398
U.S. states represented: 37
Students from outside the U.S.: 102
Continents represented: 5
Countries represented: 33 
Student–faculty ratio: 8:1
Typical class size: 11
Classes taught by teaching assistants: 0
Percentage of students who study abroad: 55%

Campus size: 2,600 acres
Year the College moved to its current location: 1935
Year the campus became a National Historic Landmark: 1993
Popular campus locations: Bluffs, Pub, Chapel Green
Driving time to St. Louis: 45 minutes
Visibility from the bluffs on a clear day: 20 miles

Majors: 25
Varsity athletic teams: 17
Number of years students have organized and led the Public Affairs Conference: 65
Clubs and student organizations: 40 and counting
Experts who came to campus for the 2013–14 speakers series: Dr. Madeleine Albright and Mike Kim
Popular study abroad locations: France, India, China, Mongolia, Prague, Nepal, Vietnam, Peru, Japan, Brazil

Tuition for the 2014–2015 year: $26,350
Cost for room and board: $10,650
Percentage of students on financial aid (including merit scholarships): 92%
Average financial aid award last year: $28,978 (including an average loan amount of $6,000)
Cost of a small Pub milkshake: $1.40
Admission to the museums and zoo in Forest Park: free

Student Achievement
Student achievement data is available from Principia's Institutional Effectiveness and Planning website, including graduation and retention rates, character and mission data, and student learning outcomes.

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