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About PC

Prescott College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Prescott, Arizona. PC was founded in 1966 and now enrolls around 970 students a year, including 422 undergrads. PC offers housing for up to 128 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 65% of students spend their weekends on campus .

There are many ways for students to get involved at PC! Love music or performing? Perform with one of PC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? PC students can .

There are no fraternities or sororities at PC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? PC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at PC on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at PC on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is August 15.

2021 PC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Tuition $32,976

Is PC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better idea of what PC offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Prescott College

It is moderately difficult to get into PC. PC admitted 99% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 374 students applied to PC and 369 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at PC

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 59% of students who start at PC return for their second year of college. Around 49% of students who started at PC earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for PC Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

PC's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. PC's endowment was valued at $1.5 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $6,028 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at PC

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. PC meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend PC full-time are awarded $25,530 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $27,049 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at PC. Based on this information, how does PC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is PC a good school for you?

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Where is Prescott College Located?

PC is located in the small town setting of Prescott, Arizona.

If you want to see PC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Highway 69 to Prescott, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Prescott Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what PC and Prescott are like without leaving home.

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College Info

220 Grove Avenue Prescott, AZ 86301

Campus Setting: Small Town

PC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to PC is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to PC is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at PC is like? There are approximately 970 students enrolled at PC, including 422 undergraduate students and 548 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 34% percent are from AZ and 66% percent of students are from other states.


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