Prescott College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3816 of 14,131 In the World
#1104 of 2,597 In North America
#1031 of 2,496 In the United States
#7 of 25 In Arizona
#1 of 2 In Prescott
#1075 of 1,859 For Ecology
#1274 of 2,276 For Geography and Cartography
#2194 of 4,023 For Environmental Science

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
98%
Average SAT
1193
Average ACT
20
Avg. cost to attend
$23,225 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
422
Graduates
548
Male:Female Ratio
27:73
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
prescott.edu

Prescott College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 98% 98% 99%
Applicants 317 88 229
Admissions 312 86 226
Freshmen enrolled full time 53 18 35

694 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
13 or 25%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1095
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Prescott College are 1095-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
6 or 11%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 15
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Prescott College are 15-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 635 (66%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 214 (22%)
Two or more races 35 (4%)
Hispanic 30 (3%)
Asian 16 (2%)
Black or African American 15 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 6 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,225/year
Average aid awarded
$20,708
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $17,584
$30-48K $17,011
$48-75K $21,933
$75-110K $26,267
$110K+ $27,350

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $31,944$14,880
Tuition in-state $31,944$14,880
Tuition out-of-state $31,944$14,880
Fee in-district $1,725$495
Fee in-state $1,725$495
Fee out-of-state $1,725$495

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 104
Combined charge for room and board $9,520
Room charge $6,990
Meal charge $2,530

Prescott College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Environmental Studies 36 11
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 36
Psychology, General 35
Community Organization and Advocacy 31
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 20
Social Sciences, Other 13
Education, Other 1 6
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 4 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6 1
Outdoor Education 7
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 3 3
Sustainability Studies 6
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 5
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 5
Education, General 1 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 3 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1
Grand Total 122 123 6
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 49% 63% 40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 59%

Publications & Citations

Publications
211
Citations
13,370

Publication / Citation count by topic

Environmental Science
114 / 12,516
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
84 / 1,596
Geography and Cartography
59 / 2,649
Ecology
55 / 9,154
Biology
46 / 4,535
Sociology
34 / 546
Psychology
28 / 143
Art & Design
16 / 82
Business
15 / 166
Forestry
15 / 1,683
Environmental Management
14 / 3,375
Agricultural Science
12 / 3,449
Economics
12 / 546
Gender Studies
11 / 73
History
11 / 114
Archaeology
10 / 101
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
9 / 85
Medicine
9 / 45
Engineering
9 / 466
Education Majors
9 / 4
Zoology
9 / 71
Demography
8 / 732
Geology
8 / 291
Computer Science
6 / 68
Media Studies
6 / 137
Remote Sensing
5 / 116
Agricultural Economics
5 / 450
Mathematics
5 / 30
Political Science
5 / 6
Firefighting and Fire Science
4 / 350
Aesthetics
4 / 1
Earth science and Geophysics
4 / 228
Communications and Public Relations
4 / 5
Fashion Design
4 / 2
Public Policy / Administration
4 / 106
Child Psychology
4 / 23
Health Science
4 / 8
Social Psychology
4 / 6
Advertising
4 / 0
Creative Writing
3 / 53

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 1
1992 0 0
1993 0 5
1994 1 4
1995 0 18
1996 2 30
1997 2 32
1998 2 39
1999 3 38
2000 4 56
2001 2 69
2002 1 110
2003 4 98
2004 10 138
2005 5 243
2006 9 295
2007 6 344
2008 10 467
2009 14 538
2010 20 671
2011 7 752
2012 7 882
2013 12 1025
2014 9 1048
2015 6 979
2016 6 948
2017 15 960
2018 18 961
2019 7 1012
2020 20 1102
2021 17 1327

Notable alumni

  1. Cody Lundin

    Cody Lundin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    television presenterwriter
    Biography

    Cody Lundin is a survival instructor at the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, which he founded in 1991. There he teaches modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, urban preparedness, and homesteading. Lundin was also a former co-host of Discovery Channel's reality television series, Dual Survival.

  2. Tom Udall

    Tom Udall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Prescott College
    Studied in 1970
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Thomas Stewart Udall is an American diplomat, lawyer and politician serving as the United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States senator from New Mexico from 2009 to 2021. Udall also served as the U.S. representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district from 1999 to 2009 and New Mexico Attorney General from 1991 to 1999. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the son of former U.S. Representative Stewart Udall and the nephew of former U.S. Representative Mo Udall. A member of the Udall family, a western American political family, his relatives include Colorado's Mark Udall and Utah's Mike Lee. He was the dean of New Mexico's congressional delegation. Udall was first elected in the 2008 Senate race. He did not seek a third term in 2020, making him the only Democratic senator to retire that cycle. On July 16, 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Udall to serve as United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.

  3. Kathleen Stephens

    Kathleen Stephens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Kathleen Stephens was the United States ambassador to South Korea from 2008 to 2011. She also served as the United States' chargé d'affaires to India from March to December 2014. She currently leads the Korea Economic Institute of America as president and CEO.

  4. Molly Holzschlag

    Molly Holzschlag
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Prescott College
    In 1994 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Molly E. Holzschlag is a U.S. author, lecturer and advocate of the Open Web. She has written or co-authored 35 books on web design and open standards, including The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web (co-authored with Dave Shea). She was named the Fairy Godmother of the Web.

  5. Sascha Altman DuBrul

    Sascha Altman DuBrul
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Biography

    Sascha Altman DuBrul, a.k.a. Sascha DuBrul or Sascha Scatter, is an American activist, writer, farmer and punk rock musician known as the bass player of the 1990s ska-punk band Choking Victim.

  6. Charles M. Roessel

    Charles M. Roessel
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Prescott College
    In 1995 graduated with Master of Arts in journalism
    Occupations
    photographereducatoracademic administrator
    Biography

    Charles Monty Roessel is a Navajo photographer, journalist and academic administrator. Roessel served as Director of the Bureau of Indian Education from 2013 until 2016. He currently serves as the president of Diné College.

General info

Alternative names PC
Prescott University
Prescott Center for Alternative Education
Prescot College
Prescott
Founded 1966
Motto For the Liberal Arts, the Environment and Social Justice
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 194
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 220 Grove Ave
Prescott, Arizona, 86301
United States
City population 46,000
Phone 8773502100
Fax +1 (928) 776 5137

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