Private 4 Year

Prescott College

Prescott, Arizona

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Prescott College overview
Location Prescott, Arizona
Online prescott.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Prescott College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Prescott College is a private liberal arts institution established in 1966, set in Prescott, Arizona, a small city surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, pine forests, and a mild climate. The college is approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix, providing access to a larger metropolitan area. It is recognized for its experiential and environmentally-focused education that emphasizes self-directed learning and social justice. Prescott College offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs, with a particular emphasis on environmental studies and outdoor education. The application process is considered holistically selective, valuing students' experiences and potential contributions to the college community. The campus features a unique blend of modern and ecologically-designed facilities, and housing is available through several residence halls that foster a close-knit living environment. While Prescott College is not widely known for its athletics, it provides various recreational opportunities for the student body.

In the most recent statistical year 185 prospective students applied, and 182 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 33 enrolled in the school.  479 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 490 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,960 plus fees of $1,490.












Prescott College is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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SAT 1095/1290
ACT 15/24
GPA 3.19

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Aug 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Prescott College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$804
Other Fees$1,490
Room and Board $9,520
Budget for Other Expenses$1,923
Total One Year Cost$47,697

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

29% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Prescott College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 24%
Natural Resources Conservation 16%
Psychology 14%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105589 IPEDS survey data for Prescott College.

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