Prescott College

Prescott, AZ

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Prescott College Student Essentials

Prescott College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.prescott.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $28,820
Out-of-State Tuition: $28,820
Retention Rate: 73%
Enrollment: 1,484
Year Established: 1966

About Prescott College

A small, private institution, Prescott College provides highly individualized and innovative educational programs featuring alternative learning methods. As some of its majors indicate, Prescott is also a great place for environmentalists and those with a love for the outdoors.

Prescott awards bachelor’s degrees and several master’s degrees. However, the school’s approach to this degree is different from most. Prescott’s popular majors include:
*Environmental Studies
*Ecology
*Adventure Education
*Arts and Letters
*Creative Writing

However, all students are required to incorporate multiple disciplines of their choice in the arts, sciences, and other subjects.

Students also learn by alternative methods, such as discussion, group projects, and even by co-teaching classes in which they’re enrolled.

Grades are also quite different. Students begin each course by writing up a contract outlining what they would like to learn and accomplish in the course of the class. Then, rather than receiving letter or number grades, students get narrative evaluations in which the professor discusses how well they met their goals.

The outdoors is a big part of the Prescott experience. During the first weeks of school, students undertake a wilderness adventure in the surrounding mountains. Rock-climbing and other outdoor activities are also a regular part of some classes as well as college life.

Admissions requirements include a personal essay, transcripts and SAT or ACT scores, when they are able. In addition to academic performance Prescott seeks students who are able to work and think independently.

Loans, grants, scholarships and work-study are awarded to eligible students to help with tuition costs. Financial aid eligibility is determined by several factors including financial need and academic performance. Based on these factors, Prescott will determine which types of aid may be awarded.

Prescott College Map & Location

Prescott College
220 Grove Ave
Prescott, AZ 86301


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Getting Around Prescott College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Prescott, AZ

Winter
Dec
52
23
Jan
52
24
Feb
55
27
Spring
Mar
60
31
Apr
67
37
May
76
45
Summer
Jun
86
53
Jul
89
60
Aug
86
59
Fall
Sep
81
51
Oct
72
40
Nov
61
30

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 991
Freshman Class 161
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,484

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 77%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 12%
Latino 6%
African American 2%
Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 12%

Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%
Full-Time 43%
Part-Time 57%
Women 49%
Men 51%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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