Antioch College

Antioch College students sit together on a red brick wall

“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].”
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Antioch College
Office of Admission & Financial Aid
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
⋅ Fall 2015: 270
⋅ 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Tuition: $34,568
⋅ Room/Board: $11,460
⋅ Fees: $1,000

Antioch College students discuss a book together

Antioch College students in a classroom

Antioch College student harvests vegetables

Antioch College students hold umbrellas in the rain

Antioch College campus on a fall day

  • 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.” The work of identifying barriers to justice and equity is ongoing, sometimes messy, but is an integral part of what it means to be an Antiochian.
  • 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 at least 25 percent of their undergraduate education working in full-time co-op positions in business, nonprofit, the arts, and government organizations around the world. Students graduate with a wealth of practical on-the-job experience and a unique story of adventure.

Worth Noting
  • Antioch is committed to supporting student autonomy – with a 7:1 student to teacher ratio our students utilize these close and personalized connections with their faculty in a process that empowers each student to design their major and play an active role in college engagement and governance.
  • The College is committed to addressing issues critical issues of environmental sustainability. The Antioch Farm provides food for the campus dining halls, the geothermal system heats and cools campus facilities, a 5-acre solar array offsets the campus’s energy use. In addition, North Hall, a residence hall, is second oldest LEED certified building in the nation.
  • Antiochians make a difference in countless ways in many different fields all around the world. Some examples include Congressional Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60; Nobel Prize winner Mario Capecchi ’61; noted civil rights activist Coretta Scott King ’51; New York Times bestseller Nova Ren Suma ’97; NPR radio journalist Kijin Higashibaba ’16; and Antioch Board Chair Shelby Chestnut, national organizing and policy strategist at the Transgender Law Center.
  • Antioch College’s values are in its commitments to our academic program and our student life. Antioch does not have division sports or Greek life.

Faculty & Academics
  • All tenure-track faculty have terminal degrees in their fields.
  • Students design their own pathways to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
  • Work continues to be one of the pillars of an Antioch College education. Students spend at least 25 percent of their undergraduate career in full-time work or research placements nationally or internationally.
  • The world is increasingly connected, and effective 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.

Areas of Study
For the most up-to-date listing, please check the college website.

Students design their own majors, either disciplinary or interdisciplinary, in the areas in which faculty members have expertise. These include:


  • Visual Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Performance


  • History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Writing


  • Biomedical Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Political Economy
  • Psychology

Campus Life
  • 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.

Varsity Sports

Antioch College hasn’t had a football team since 1929. And we’re proud of that because it means that tuition dollars are placed where they should be — focused on providing rigorous academics and real-world work experience through co-op. Students at Antioch create clubs based on their interest. With our newly renovated wellness center and our 1,000-acre nature preserve, students have many opportunities to enjoy athletic and outdoor activities.

Life After College

Antioch College alumni are scattered around the world. No matter where their lives have led them, they are prepared for lives of significance and service, whether they choose to pursue graduate education or embark directly on a career.

88% of graduates were either employed or accepted into graduate school within six months, according to data available for the class of 2016.

Recent graduates have been accepted and enrolled into graduate programs at the following institutions:

  • American University
  • Bennington College Writing Seminars
  • Cambridge University
  • Chatham University
  • Earlham College
  • George Washington University Law School
  • Miami University
  • The New School
  • New York University School of Law
  • The Ohio State University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • Median GPA: 3.33
  • Average SAT: 1260*
  • Average ACT: 24*
  • First Time / Transfer: 86% first time in college, 14% transfer students
  • Geographic Profile: 27% from Ohio, 73% from other states
  • Pell Eligibility: 60%

*Antioch College is a test-optional school. Scores are averages for those who submitted for Fall 2019 admission.