About Antioch College
Antioch College provides an unusual environment for the college student, as your learning will not be confined to a single class, or even a campus. Classroom, Co-Op, community, off-campus - both domestic and overseas - and service learning all connect to each other and multiply a student's learning experience. So, although art, computer science, film, media arts, painting and photography all are listed as areas of study within the college, each student is individually guided to expand these areas into degrees such as ¡§Bachelor of Science Self-Design Majors¡¨ and ¡§Bachelor of Arts Self-Design Majors.¡¨
Some examples of these degrees might fire your imagination, such as a BA in environmental art or photography and poetry or in an integration of visual text, light and sound. BS degrees have included Sustainability, Environment and Information Systems, Biology/Computer Science, and Environmental Systems and Engineering. All degrees receive a foundation in a core program defined by ¡§communities¡¨ based upon such subjects as physics, dance, environment and mathematics.
Antioch College recognizes the need to assist students and their families in meeting higher education costs. They accept traditional federal and state financial aid in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants. The college also offers various scholarships and other aid to nearly 90% of current students.
Antioch College also places an unusual emphasis on physical activities with an emphasis on learning skills for life. Outside traditional sports, students can learn swimming, yoga, tai-chi, weight training, basketball, badminton, racquetball, fencing, canoeing, and horseback riding. A new frisbee golf course was installed in summer 2005, and a soccer field and rugby field are being readied for use.
Beyond the campus, Antioch College provides opportunities to explore Yellow Springs, Ohio, one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad. This distinction seems to lend an air of toleration to the town, as ¡V in 1979 - Yellow Springs held the distinction of being the smallest municipality to pass an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Antioch College supplies much of the culture for this town of 4,000, and students can enjoy a community that supports a huge number of exhibits, concerts, lectures, theatre and dance performances, and films. The Herndon Gallery, established in 1994 in South Hall, presents contemporary art exhibitions and hosts a variety of community events. The downtown thrives by offering an eclectic assortment of shops and restaurants to enjoy year ¡¥round.