Colleges That Change Lives

Changing Lives. One Student at a Time.

Antioch College

"There is no college or university in the country that makes a more profound difference in a young person's life, or that creates more effective adults [than Antioch]."
-Colleges That Change Lives

C H A R A C T E R
 
  • Antioch is a small residential, academically rigorous college founded in 1850 by Horace Mann who believed that students should “be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”
  • Antioch has been an innovator in higher education since the 1850s and our core innovation, the co-operative education program, continues to be a centerpiece of the college. No other college or university requires students spend four quarters over four years working in full-time co-op positions in business, nonprofit, the arts and government organizations around the world. They graduate with a wealth of practical on-the-job experience and a fascinating story of adventure.
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W O R T H   N O T I N G
 
  • Antioch believes in being a catalyst for change and a laboratory for invention, particularly in terms of critical issues of environmental sustainability. The way we live in the United States today is not sustainable. Antioch is proactively addressing this challenge with projects including: the Antioch Farm, which provides food for the campus dining halls, the construction of a geothermal system which will heat and cool the entire campus, and a 5-acre solar array, which will offset the campus's energy use. In addition, North Hall has been renovated to be the second oldest LEED certified building in the nation.
  • No football team since 1929. Tuition dollars are placed where they should be, supporting rigorous academics.
  • Alumni of Antioch College include Nobel Prize winners, recipients of MacArthur "Genius" Awards, and civic and social leaders. Some examples include Congressional Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton '60; Nobel Prize winner Mario Capecchi '61; and U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. John P. DeJongh Jr. '81.
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F A C U L T Y   &   A C A D E M I C S
 
  • 100% of Antioch's tenure-track faculty have a terminal degree in their field.
  • Academics are focused in four major study areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. With the help of faculty advisors, students develop individual concentrations in these areas.
  • Work continues to be one of the pillars of an Antioch College education. The Cooperative Education program requires each student to complete four quarters of full-time work over four years of study.
  • At the center of our liberal arts curriculum are five Global Seminars focused on water, food, energy, health education and governance. These intensives empower students to grapple with urgent issues threatening the quality of life of people around the world.
  • The world is increasingly connection and students need to be able to work across boundaries of language and nation. With this in mind, all Antioch students are required to attain intermediate proficiency in a second language.
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C A M P U S   L I F E
 
  • Each generation of Antiochians has created groups and clubs to serve their particular interests. In recent years, these have included independent student publications, events, arts and theater, and intramural athletics. If you want it, make it happen.
  • Students have a strong one voice in the governance of the college and they exercise it, leading policy discussion and development.
  • Antioch College is within walking distance of downtown Yellow Springs. The Village is nationally known as a vibrant arts community, recognized as "One of America's Most Fun Small Towns" (Rand McNally/USA Today), "One of America's 10 Coolest Small Towns" (Budget Travel), and "Best Ohio Hometown" (Ohio Magazine). 
  • The campus opens onto a huge park of ancient trees, which leads the eye easily to the 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve, the legacy of Hugh Taylor Birch, who, in 1929, donated the wooded glen to Antioch College in memory of his daughter, Helen.
  • The 44,000-square foot Wellness Center was recently renovated to meet LEED standards and to provide the campus and community with space for group fitness classes, an indoor regulation-length swimming pool and more. 
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L I F E   A F T E R   C O L L E G E
 
  • Antioch College alumni are scattered around the world, but no matter where their lives have led them, they are prepared for lives of significance and service, and for engaged and effective citizenship, whether they choose to pursue graduate education or embark directly on a career. Alumni include Brian Ackers '94, who studied Science, Math, Computer Science, and Environmental Science at Antioch, and is now a Fellow at Hewlett-Packard, Advance Technology Group; Ben Gillock '04 who studied Environmental Science and is now an Environmental Systems & Societies Instructor at United World College, USA; and Alexandra Feathers '06 who studied Social and Global Studies at Antioch, earned her Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University, and is now a Clinical Research Coordinator at Lennox Hill Hospital, New York. Read more about Antioch alumni here.
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A C A D E M I C   P R O F I L E   O F   E N T E R I N G   C L A S S
 
  • Median GPA: 3.42
  • Average SAT Superscore: 1800
  • Average ACT: 28