At Principia College, you can shine as a leader, excel in the arts, collaborate with professors, play sports, make music, develop lasting friendships, and grow spiritually.

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Ranked #14 on Money magazine's 2015 list of "50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges," Principia College prepares students to, in the words of founder Mary Kimball Morgan, "think clearly, vigorously, fearlessly, tolerantly, unselfishly." As the only college for Christian Scientists in the world, the principles of Christian Science form the basis of community life at Principia.

85 Percent

Eighty-five percent of freshmen stay at Principia after their first year. The national average is 70%.


Our diverse student body comes from 31 different countries.

95 Percent

Ninety-five percent of new Principia students receive scholarships and/or grants.

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You Can Afford Principia

With one of the most generous aid and scholarship programs in the country, you can do more because we give you more.

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Different Paths, One Destination

Six current students share how they got to Principia College.

Discover Our Majors and Minors

With more than 25 areas of study and the ability to design your own major, you can broaden your knowledge at Principia.

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Fiske, Money magazine, and U.S. News and World Report recognize Principia's value, affordability, and academic excellence.

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