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

Total undergrads: 754

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 89

Degree-seeking undergrads: 717

Graduate enrollment: 311


Urban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

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

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 – General B

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

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

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
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 220 Grove Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 993
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 344 (35% 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: $32,553
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,553
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $22,126

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Prescott College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Prescott College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Education 8691
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 518
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Psychology 112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 1418231

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $32,553
Out-of-state $32,553
Books and supplies $982

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $22,286
Out-of-state $22,286

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 45 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 45 100% $22,126
Student loan aid 32 71% $6,713

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 373 82% $14,318
Federal student loans 244 54% $8,174

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 232 64 168
Percent admitted 100% 94% 99%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 25% 21%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 993
Undergraduate enrollment 503
Graduate enrollment 490

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 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. 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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