Antioch College

Antioch College

Yellow Springs, OH
student ratio
total students
$30,250 | $30,250
in-state | 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.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Work + Study: Engage with the world at Antioch College

To put it bluntly, students don't just "go" to Antioch College. That would imply that they simply show up and sit down. The college's founder and inaugural president, Horace Mann, charged Antioch students to win victories for humanity - to be catalysts for positive change in their communities and in the world. The curriculum is built for change-makers and leaders who aren't interested in doing things the way they have always been done.

Antioch College believes that it is essential to connect rigorous classroom learning with meaningful work experience - practicing what they preach. Students emerge not just with a degree and four years of book knowledge, but having applied classroom learning to real-world experience. They graduate with a healthy resume and a fascinating story of adventure. Antioch students don't just sit back and let college happen to them, but instead join generations of thinkers, doers, challengers, pushers and makers. It's nothing like the 13th grade.

Co-op at Antioch: Connecting classroom learning with real world experience

Antioch students spend four quarters over four years working in full-time positions with organizations around the world in their co-op program. From business to the nonprofit sector and government, students apply for meaningful positions under the guidance of dedicated co-op faculty.

Antioch students might work in public diplomacy at the US Department of State, in environmental restoration in Hawaii, as community radio organizers, or green building consultants. Whether students' interests lie in working in well-known art galleries in San Francisco, or at research institutes in the midwest, they can plan on adventures and challenges.

At Antioch College, students spend four years working collaboratively, thinking critically, participating in governing, leading councils and organizations. In short, being the kind of responsible, innovative, adaptable, open-minded, impossibly idealistic, and intensely practical adults that most people only dream of being.

The prestigious $15,125 Horace Mann Fellowship

Students admitted to Antioch for entry in the fall of 2015 will have already proved themselves worthy of the prestigious $15,125 Horace Mann Fellowship, valid for up to four years of study. They have demonstrated intellectual fortitude, forward thinking, and desire to have an impact on the world. Remember, it's nothing like the 13th grade.

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

The college's first president, Horace Mann, told students that they should "be ashamed to die until [they] have won some victory for humanity." More than 100 years later, Antioch College still takes his charge seriously. The college hasn't had a football team since 1929. Generations of Antiochians are proud of this because it means that more resources, and greater emphases, are placed on academics - where they should be.

An Antioch education: Global ;Perspective

An Antioch education means examining today's most critical issues from every angle, including, most importantly, a global perspective. Antioch's Global Seminars, for example, are interdisciplinary courses designed to provide students with a broad understanding of several of the contemporary challenges facing humanity, using economic, social, political, scientific, moral/ethical, philosophical, and other approaches.

Students declare their majors from among one of the eleven options in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Alternatively, they can pursue self-designed majors to integrate aspects of several major interests. Whether they're interested in biomedical or environmental science, in performance or visual arts, students come to Antioch to expand their ability to identify problems, articulate solutions, and manifest change in the world. An Antioch education will prepare students for graduate or medical school, or for meaningful careers after graduation.

Campus life

The campus is within walking distance of downtown Yellow Springs. With a population of less than 4,000, the Village is nationally known as a vibrant arts community. Yellow Springs is recognized as one of America's Most Fun Small Towns ("Rand McNally"/"USA Today"), as one of America's 10 Coolest Small Towns ("Budget Travel"), and as the Best Ohio Hometown ("Ohio Magazine"). Students can catch an independent film, listen to live bands, or eat at one of the region's finest restaurants. Antioch is centrally located in Ohio, about 20 minutes from Dayton, 50 minutes from Columbus, and just over an hour to Cincinnati.

The Glen Helen Nature Preserve, part of Antioch College's campus, features 1,000 acres and the iconic Yellow Spring, after which the Village was named. The Glen includes woods, open fields, streams, and wetlands that were gifted to the College by alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch. The John Bryan State Park and the Clifton Gorge are also nearby and feature miles of hiking trails. For biking enthusiasts, the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail (which runs 78 miles from Springfield to Cincinnati Ohio) is also readily accessible, just across the street from campus.

The 44,000 square foot Wellness Center features a competition length swimming pool and therapeutic whirlpool made greener by a UV filtration system.

The Antioch Farm is a living, learning laboratory for students and a place that makes our campus more sustainable. Located on campus, students participate in all aspects of the Farm from planning to planting to eating. Also, as a part of their coursework, students may take soil samples in Environmental Science, make maple syrup in the Global Seminar on Food, or experience chicken behavior in Psychology.

Antioch College is serious about environmental sustainability. The college plans to be heated and cooled exclusively using geothermal by 2016. What's more the college recently implemented a 1+ megawatt solar field. The focus on environmentally friendly campus-wide policies includes a student-initiated multi-stream recycling system and a campus-wide composting program. The college and its policies support local, fresh eating, and food grown on Antioch's farm is served in the dining halls. The college's plans and policies are all about the idea that college should be a laboratory for developing new and better ways of living. Antioch College practices what it preaches.

Students won't find collegiate sports or Greek life at Antioch, but anyone who takes the initiative to develop clubs and organizations around their particular interests will find Antioch a supportive and rewarding environment. Students shape the policies and culture at Antioch through student government.

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