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Antioch College

  • Yellow Springs, OH
  • Private
  • Rural
  • 66%32%
    student ratio
  • 246
    total students
  • $30,250 | $30,250
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 567
    sat math
  • 620
    sat reading
  • 588
    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite


A Liberal Arts College with a Unique Cooperative Work Program

In the spirit of Horace Mann, Antioch's founding president, the college holds central the belief that a healthy democratic society requires institutions that act as catalysts for change and laboratories for invention. This is a role that Antioch College has played throughout its history.

Antioch College has been a pioneering and values-driven secular institution since it was founded. Thinkers and doers, Antioch College faculty members, students, staff members, and alumni have committed themselves to deliberative academic inquiry and important causes for over 160 years. Consistent with its curriculum of study and work, Antioch College has always given equal weight to understanding theory, engaging in practice, and to taking meaningful action.

An Antioch College education is bigger than sports teams and social fraternities, which is a good thing, considering the 1928 football team lost 6 of its 7 games by a combined score of 199-0. The college hasn't had a football team since 1929. And Antiochians are proud of that because it means that a greater emphasis, and more resources, are given to the academic program -- where they should be.

Historic campus, small classes, and enthusiastic and competent professors: that adds up to serious teaching and serious scholarship.

It's easy for most small private colleges to brag about their low student-to-teacher ratios, and Antioch does as well. The question is, what does it mean in practice? At Antioch, teachers are deeply engaged in the life of the campus community, fully committed to their students, and devoted to expanding the horizons of the known world.

The Small, Thriving College Town of Yellow Springs, Ohio

Since progressive Antioch College was established in 1850 and opened in 1852, Yellow Springs, Ohio has been a magnet for artists, activists, and creative thinkers. Named one of the 10 Coolest Small Towns in the United States, Yellow Springs is a rural village with a population of about 4,000. Located 21 miles from Dayton in west central Ohio, Yellow Springs is a thriving college town with an array of cultural, intellectual, and recreational events and attractions as well as a diverse community, which represents a wide range of political and social views.

Work Study at Antioch College: a Local, National, and Global Program

A lot of colleges talk about experiential education -- learning through experience -- but no college embraces it the way Antioch College does. A central premise of an Antioch education is that ideas don't make sense until students have seen them work outside the classroom, in the lives of real people.

That's why Antioch students are required to spend 4 quarters over 4 years working in full-time positions with organizations around the world. From business, to the nonprofit sector, to the arts, and even government, each Antioch student graduates with a wealth of practical on-the-job experience, a healthy resume, and a fascinating story of adventure.

They spend 4 years working with faculty members to design their own majors, plan their own educations, and conduct advanced research.

They spend 4 years working collaboratively, thinking critically, participating in governing, leading councils and organizations, and in general being the kind of responsible, innovative, adaptable, open-minded, impossibly idealistic, and intensely practical adult that most people only dream of being.

Glen Helen, a 1000-Acre Nature Preserve on the Antioch College Campus

In 1929 alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch donated to Antioch College a lovely wooded glen in memory of his daughter, Helen. On even a short walk in Glen Helen, visitors can view spectacular wildflowers, 400-year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs, and the beautiful yellow spring for which the local village was named.

An integral part of Antioch College's legacy, Glen Helen is an important curricular resource for professors and students, especially those concentrating on the environmental sciences. The Glen Helen Ecology Institute manages the land and coordinates educational programs in the glen. Programs include Outdoor School, an environmental education program for K-12 school children, and the Naturalist Internship, a teacher education program through which interns teach K-8 environmental science and natural history, including environmental problem solving, geology, stream study, and wildlife ecology.

Other programs in the glen include classes and tours at the Raptor Center (a sanctuary for injured birds of prey) and Trailside Museum programs that offer interpretive displays, maps, exhibits, guide books and literature designed to enhance visitors' understanding and enjoyment of Glen Helen.

Horace Mann Fellowships

Antioch College is seeking bold, imaginative, creative learners who are capable of handling the rigors of a high-quality liberal arts education and who possess the desire and capacity to effect change within their communities and throughout the world.

All students who enroll in the fall of 2015 will receive the half-tuition Horace Mann Fellowship. Named after the college's first president, this competitive award includes full-tuition scholarships for up to 4 years of undergraduate study at a college unlike any other in America.

Antioch College is not where students go to join fraternities, play intercollegiate sports, or sit in lecture halls with 100 classmates. It's the college for young people who want much more out of the undergraduate experience -- students who are intelligent, passionate, and mission-driven -- those who want nothing less than to leave their mark on the world.

Students to whom this sounds familiar should give Antioch a look. They should see if they have what it takes to earn standing as Horace Mann Fellows.

Location & Contact

Yellow Springs, OH

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Economy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,250
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,250
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported




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