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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    D-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
220 Grove Ave
Prescott, AZ 86301
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
From Prescott College

Students can study on-campus or online and receive an experiential education with emphasis on sustainability, social justice and the liberal arts. Study with renowned faculty experts in environmental studies, adventure education, psychology, education and more.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
1060-1180
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,968/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,032/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
64%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Cultural and Regional Studies

You'll span the social sciences and humanities including History, Geography, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Political-Economy. Students learn in the classroom and through field studies (local and international) and through internships, research projects, and campaigns. Take advantage of our Accelerated Master's Degree and move into our MA in Social Justice and Community Organizing.

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
14
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    38%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
324Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
132
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
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  • Passionate
    60%
  • Hearty
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Alternative. Really Alternative.
    67%
  • Warm, welcoming, and homogenous in a unique way
    33%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $33,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    39%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    86%
    National
    83%
    71%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

    Prescott College Reviews

    280 reviews
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    I transferred and most of my credits were accepted! : ) . (Unlike several other colleges & universities I had looked into). The orientation was informative and hands on : ie. we were shown how to navigate the college's various platforms as I was taking their Distance Learning program. Earned a Bachelor's in Human Development with an emphasis in the Performing Arts. Their was a spirit of healthy competition in all of my classes. (I worked my butt off to be in "the running" and enjoyed it). My advisors were extraordinary, (a shout out to Esther Almazan), and they raised the bar quite high academically. For example we had to write a thesis in order to earn our Bachelor's Degree. If you are motivated - Prescott College is a great choice! p.s. We converged on the College's campus twice a year & there was an international student body that was sizable!
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    Administration is very disorganized and consistently delivers delayed responses. Much of the student body has a demographic of faux woke hippies, many of whom are drug addicts. The academics are not very rigorous and I didn't think it was a motivating or safe environment to learn in. The selection of classes is terribly limited and the somewhat decent offerings are generally related to sustainability studies or adventure education. Only one language is offered. Everything is too tiny including the ridiculously small number of students. At least half of the people I met during my first year either transferred or dropped out. You could find a much better value and nicer environment elsewhere. This school is for a very specific type of person. I will say I liked nearly every professor I worked with.
    Prescott College is unique and what you bring to it is what you get out of it. It is bad school for you if you want the classic college experience of parties, football games and large classes where you disappear into the background. I had no class at PC larger than 16. I double majored (art and psychology) and completed multiple independent studies. I had a fantastic time- the education is very hands on and interesting. My psych classes were aimed at people who wanted to be therapists, not researchers, so the focus was on helping others. It was a good focus for me as I went on to be child therapist.

    I was fairly academic in high school and got good grades, but I wanted a new and interesting college experience, with more of a focus on my own personal growth. I got that in spades. There were draw backs- for me theI also got into three competitive grad schools coming out of PC. This school is not for everyone. But if it is for you, it is fantastic.