Antioch College

One Morgan Place - Yellow Springs, OH 45387
  • Region: Great Lakes
  • Campus Setting: Small Town
  • Size: Very Small

Antioch College is located on a small, residential campus in Yellow Springs, a progressive town in Southwest Ohio. Our campus includes the 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve and is a short drive from Columbus and Cincinnati. Our students arrive here from throughout the country; though they have varied academic backgrounds, interests and viewpoints, they are all committed to the idea that their education should prepare them for real engagement in the world, whether they become artists, attorneys, policymakers, educators, health professionals or entrepreneurs.

When you become an Antioch College student, you don't just attend a college that has been around since 1850. You participate in a movement rooted in a tradition of breaking boundaries to face the challenges of now.

We are grounded in experiential learning. This is a laboratory college where you learn by doing. From problem-based projects to maker-spaces, cultural immersion to worked-based co-op education, you will have the freedom to experiment, try, fail and grow.

We are committed to community. This is a collaborative college, a place where we practice democracy as a part of everyday life. As an Antiochian, you will participate in the design and governance of the college. You don’t just follow the rules here. You help make them.

We are connected to the world. A central component of Antioch’s education model has been its flagship Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program. Students spend a quarter of their education in full-time, compensated positions either locally, nationally, or internationally.

Students who choose to attend Antioch College crave transformative, real-world experiences. They have an interest in collaboration and community. They want the freedom and flexibility to design an education that prepares them for active professional, political, and social engagement. They want to "win victories for humanity."

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About Antioch College

All students eligible for the Pell grant will receive full-tuition scholarships to Antioch College.

We are a new kind of college. We find the reports about the inaccessibility of a college education and the heavy debt burden on the average family troubling. We are also disheartened to read reports that suggest nearly half of all college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Though ours is a small community, we seek to fundamentally alter the ways in which we voice our commitments to students and families.

We are committed to educational access. We believe cost should not be a barrier to education. We guarantee full-tuition, last-dollar scholarships to all admitted students who are eligible for the Pell grant. Additionally, we will meet the full-demonstrated financial need of all students and will work aggressively to identify merit and need-based scholarships for students of all income levels.

We are a college of action. At Antioch College, students own their education, learn experientially, and act for justice. Antioch provides a platform from which students launch themselves down paths of self-directed study and engage in topics through a range of academic disciplines and real-world experiences. Through our Cooperative Education program, students spend at least 20 percent of their undergraduate careers in compensated, full-time jobs locally, nationally, and internationally.

Mission Statement

The mission of Antioch College is to provide a rigorous liberal arts education on the belief that scholarship and life experience are strengthened when linked, that diversity in all its manifestations is a fundamental component of excellence in education, and that authentic social and community engagement is vital for those who strive to win victories for humanity.