Prescott College: Narrative Description

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220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301-2990
Tel: (928)778-2090; 877-350-2100; Admissions: (928)778-2090; Fax: (928)776-5157; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: small town campus. Endowment: $150,000. Research spending 2002-03: $35,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $4358 per student. Total enrollment: 995. Faculty: 63 (62 full-time, 1 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 36 applied, 86% were admitted. Full-time: 693 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 85 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 1 other country, 87% from outof-state, 3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 23% transferred in. Retention: 64% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; natural resources/environmental science; psychology. Core. Calendar: (4-week blocks followed by 10-week terms for each quarter). Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, Grand Canyon Field Institute.

Entrance Requirements: Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: 3/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $14,970 full-time, $453 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1652 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Union, Amnesty International, Student Environmental Network. Major annual events: Student-Directed Days, PC Environmental Award. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Prescott College Library with 23,293 books, 262 serials, 1,364 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $237,000. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located a mile high in the forested mountains of central Arizona, Prescott has a moderate climate and four seasons. Described by "Arizona Highways" magazine as "Everybody's Hometown," the community is known for its friendly atmosphere and small town charm. It was the capital of the Territory of Arizona back in the 1800s and the old governor's mansion still stands today. The town is rich in local history including gold-mining lore, cowboys, and the historic Roughriders. Classic Victorian homes line the streets. With clean air, abundant sunshine, and natural beauty in every direction, the Prescott area is truly an enjoyable place to live.

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