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Prescott College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1966
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 758
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $613,021
Admissions Address

220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Timothy Robison
Admissions office telephone: (877) 350-2100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Neither required nor recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 1
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A 0
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 82%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 100%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 80%
Total applicants: 233
Total acceptances: 190
Total freshman enrollment: 56
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 14%
Male applicants: 105
Male acceptances: 84
Male freshman enrollment: 31
Female applicants: 128
Female acceptances: 106
Female freshman enrollment: 25
Out-of-state freshmen: 90%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 57%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 25%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
First-year students submitting GPA: 86%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 70%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 - 660
Math: 500 - 610
Combined: 1010 - 1270


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 19.4% 5.6%
600-699 25.0% 27.8%
500-599 33.3% 36.1%
400-499 16.7% 22.2%
300-399 5.6% 8.3%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 14%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 - 24
Math: 20 - 24
Composite: 21 - 27


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 12.5% 12.5% 12.5%
24-29 12.5% 0.0% 12.5%
18-23 75.0% 62.5% 37.5%
12-17 0.0% 25.0% 37.5%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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