Prescott College is a comprehensive four-year institution offering on-campus and online bachelor's degrees in Adventure Education, Social Justice Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Psychology & Human Development through self-directed pathways that support first-time and transfer students. We offer accelerated master’s programs that allow students to begin master's coursework during their bachelor's degree. Students learn through field-based experiences utilizing the Southwest and our field stations in Mexico and Kenya as our classrooms. In central Arizona at a mile high elevation, just 90 miles from Phoenix, Prescott offers over 800 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, and myriad opportunities for kayaking, rock climbing, and other outdoor pursuits.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Government/Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Adventure Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Social Justice Studies
  • Psychology and Human Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Counseling

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Distance/online learning

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

At Prescott College, first-year students are those who have earned 12 or fewer college credits after high school graduation. First-year students apply by completing our free online application, or the Common Application, and providing a 2-4 page autobiographical essay, high school transcript (official or unofficial), and the contact information for one academic or professional reference. Prescott College is a test-optional school. Prescott offers holistic reviews and seeks to admit students who have demonstrated academic success, leadership skills, and a commitment to making their world a better place.

Transfer

Transfer students are those who have earned 13 or more college credits after high school graduation. Apply by completing our free online application, or the Common Application, and providing a 2-4 page autobiographical essay, college transcripts (official or unofficial), and the contact information for one academic or professional reference. Students with fewer than 60 transfer credits must submit an official high school transcript. Prescott seeks to admit students who have demonstrated academic success, leadership skills. You can also earn your degree without disrupting your life through our online bachelor’s program.

Additional Information

Prescott College offers merit based scholarships to all on-campus undergraduate students. Awarded scholarships will be renewed each year for students who maintain satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student at Prescott College. 

Visit us

We invite you to join us for a Saturday Changemaker Day, which includes a campus tour, sample class, and provides the opportunity to meet with members of the Admissions Team, Financial Aid, Residence Life, and Student Success offices. 

Should those dates not work for you, we welcome you to join us for an individual campus tour.

Other virtual events, including sample classes, accepted student mixers, and other info sessions are regularly updated on our website here.

The way learning is approached at Prescott College is so empowering. The trust and confidence the program placed in me, as a scholar, made me feel much more confident in my own abilities to set my own course and direct my own process.

Margaret Garvey, Student
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

220 Grove Ave
Prescott, AZ 86301, United States of America

Phone number

(877) 350-2100

Region

West

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