Antioch College facts

Located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College has been around for more 167 years. It was originally founded in 1850, Antioch has been known to be a life changing college. It also has been the only liberal arts college in the country with a required work component for more than 100 years. The cooperative education program reflects Antioch’s critical pedagogical insight that the separation of classroom learning from the world of work is artificial—a philosophy that has produced Nobel Laureates, Fulbright and Rhodes scholars, and notables in the arts, government, business and education.

Many people agree that there is no college or university in America makes such a big difference in a young person’s life, or that creates more effective adults. No school big or small can match Antioch’s ability to produce outstanding thinkers and doers.

Horace Mann, first president of Antioch College, was an abolitionist and educational visionary. He was father of Antioch College and of the American public school. We celebrate his role in leading the College and for providing generations of Antiochians with the ethical direction to win victories for humanity.

History of Antioch College:

The College was among the first nonsectarian educational institutions in the United States. It was the first co-educational college in the nation to offer the same educational opportunities to both men and women and it was the first to appoint a woman to its faculty and to its Board of Trustees. It was also among the first to offer African-Americans equal educational opportunities. Throughout the generations, Antioch College faculty, students, staff, and alumni have committed themselves to important causes. Consistent with its curriculum of study and work, Antioch College has always given equal weight to understanding theory, to engaging in practice and to taking action.

In the 20th century, Antioch College redefined liberal arts education by initiating an entrepreneurial and experiential curriculum through the development of its hallmark cooperative work program. Many of the now-common elements of today’s liberal arts education – self-designed majors, study abroad, interdisciplinary study, and portfolio evaluation – had an early start at Antioch College. The College was also among the first to make a commitment to community governance and the authentic participation of students in institutional decision-making.

Scholarships available for Antioch College students:

  • Transfer Advanced Study Scholarship (TASS)
    TASS is a merit-based scholarship for students transferring to Antioch from another college or university. It can cover up to $1,500 in tuition costs per year when transferring in between 5 and 50 quarter credits. It can be renewed for up to four years* of study.
  • The Olympia Brown Scholarship
    The Olympia Brown Scholarship is a merit-based award that can be applied to tuition costs and is renewable each year as long as the minimum required cumulative average GPA is maintained. The annual value of this award may vary.
  • Rebecca Pennell Scholarship
    The Rebecca Pennell Scholarship is a need-based tuition assistance scholarship. It can be applied to tuition costs, but the amount of the scholarship cannot exceed the total cost of tuition after all other institutional scholarships have been applied. This is an annual scholarship whose yearly value may vary based on demonstrated need.
  • The Arthur E. Morgan Scholarship
    The Arthur E. Morgan Scholarship is a need-based room & board award that can offset up to 95% of costs after other scholarships have been applied. The Scholarship may be renewed annually based on demonstrated need.
  • The Algo D. Henderson IMPACT Scholars Scholarship
    This is a need-based, annually renewable scholarship that can offset the remaining cost of tuition, room and board after all other forms of need-based aid have been applied. This scholarship is awarded to students admitted from our partner schools.

Antioch College Campus:

There are over 100 acres which include 25 buildings on the Antioch College campus. In the village of Yellow Springs Antioch is a wonderful place to visit and go to school at. 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 closest airport near Yellow Springs is the Dayton International Airport, which is 25 miles away. The Columbus Airport is roughly 60 miles away.

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