Prescott College

2014 Quick Stats
220 Grove Avenue

Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: (877) 350-2100
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#75 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Prescott College is a private institution that was founded in 1966. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 673, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 13 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Prescott College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 75. Its tuition and fees are $28,932 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

It is the mission of Prescott College to educate students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment. We regard learning as a continuing process and strive to provide an education that will enable students to live productive lives while achieving a balance between self-fulfillment and service to others. Students are encouraged to think critically and act ethically with sensitivity to both the human community and the biosphere. Our philosophy stresses experiential learning and self-direction within an interdisciplinary curriculum.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1966
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $1,119,477


When applying to Prescott College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15, and the early decision deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 72.6%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Prescott College is 8:1, and the school has 98 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Prescott College include: Education; Natural Resources and Conservation; Psychology; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 8:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 32%
Natural Resources and Conservation 17%
Psychology 13%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%

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Student Life

Prescott College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 673, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 17 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 83 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 1,065
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Prescott College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Prescott College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Prescott College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Prescott College, 69.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,497.

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Tuition and fees $28,932 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,900 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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