Prescott College

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School Overview

Prescott College is a relatively small, private college located in Prescott, Arizona. The college offers individualized curriculum and innovative learning methods to its students. Prescott offers a large variety of specialized undergradate and graduate degree programs that are oriented toward environmentalists and outdoor lovers.

Popular degree programs at Prescott include Environmental Studies, Ecology, Adventure Education, Arts and Letters and Creative Writing.

In addition to core classes, students are required to take courses from multiple disciplines in the arts, sciences, and other subjects.

Unlike other universities that employ a more traditional learning format, Prescott College students learn via a variety of alternative learning methods, including discussion, group projects, and even by co-teaching the classes they’re enrolled in.

The grading system at Prescott College is also a bit different than that found at other colleges. Courses begin by each student writing a contract that outlines what they would like to learn througout the course. Thn, as opposed to receiving a letter grade at the end of the semester, students receive a narrative evaluation where the professor discusses with the student how well they were able to achieve their goals.

As previously mentioned, nature and the outdoors is an integral part of the education experience at Prescott. Each year, newly entering freshman participate in a wilderness adventure held in the nearby mountains. Rock-climbing, camping and excursions are also a regular part of classes and college life at Prescott.

Admission requirements are similar to those for other universities. Applicants must provide high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and submit a personal essay for evaluation. In addition to academic achievement, the admissions team at Prescott College evaluates applicants based on their ability to think independently and have a strong worth ethic.

Financial aid for students attending Prescott comes in the form of low-interest student loans, merit and need-based scholarships and work-study progarms. Eligibility for financial assistance is based on several factors including need and acadmic performance.

General Information

Admission Office

220 Grove Avenue

Prescott, AZ 86301

(928) 350-2100

(877) 350-2100

Fax: (928) 776-5242



Contact: Tim Robison

Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

220 Grove Avenue

Prescott, AZ 86301

(928) 778-2090

www.prescott.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 754

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 89

Degree-seeking undergrads: 717

Graduate enrollment: 311

Setting

Urban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 77%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Food Science B
Food studies B
Plant Breeding B

Soil Science and Agronomy B

Architecture & Related Programs
Environmental Design B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Gender across cultures B
Latin American Studies B
Regional Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General B
Ceramics B
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Nonprofit Management B
Office Management B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Nonprofit Management B
Office Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Photojournalism B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education
Adult/Continuing Teacher Education B
Adventure education B
Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Counselor Education B
Curriculum/Instruction B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Early Childhood Special Education B
Education – General B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Management in early childhood education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development B
Human and organizational development B

Foreign Language & Literature
Comparative Literature B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Art Therapy B
Communication Disorders B
Community Health Services B
Dance Therapy B
Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B
Public Health B
Public Health Education B
Recreational Therapy B
Rehabilitation/therapeutic professions B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B
Natural history B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences B
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Integrated studies of culture, healing, and environment B
Natural Sciences B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Human science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Alpine geomorphology B
Geology B
Planetary Sciences B

Psychology
Cognitive Psychology/Psycholinguistics B
Community Psychology B
Counseling Psychology B
Developmental/Child Psychology B
Environmental Psychology B
Geropsychology B
Health/Medical Psychology B
Industrial/Organizational Psychology B
Psychology – General B
Social Psychology B
Somatic psychology B

Public Administration & Services
Community Organization/Advocacy B
Human Services B
Public Policy Analysis B
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Cultural studies B
Development Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Social justice B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Prescott College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(877) 350-2100
Website:www.prescott.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.prescott.edu/apply/index.html
Address:220 Grove Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:702
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):38%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:354 (50% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$28,943
Out-of-state Tuition:$28,943
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$14,618

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Prescott College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Prescott College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education9971
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs246
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Natural Resources and Conservation22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences1
Psychology43
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total1143221

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Prescott College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Architecture and Related Services1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education7761
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs125
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences1
Psychology43
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total833201

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Prescott College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$28,943
Out-of-state$28,943
Books and supplies$1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$20,270
Out-of-state$20,270

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid35100%
Grant or scholarship aid35100%$14,618
Student loan aid2571%$8,565

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid37382%$11,360
Federal student loans25656%$7,872

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Prescott College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Prescott College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants314107207
Percent admitted100%72%67%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%21%12%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Prescott College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment702
Undergraduate enrollment355
Graduate enrollment347

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Prescott College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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