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Antioch [College] is in a class by itself. 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. None of the Ivies, big or small, can match Antioch’s ability to produce outstanding thinkers and doers. --Loren Pope, Colleges That Change Lives

The purpose of an Antioch College education is to prepare students 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.

The College believes education is a process of helping each individual to develop in his or her own way to his or her utmost capacity. An independent liberal arts college originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is imbued with the spirit of the words of its first president, Horace Mann: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

Antioch College is the only liberal arts institution in the nation to require a comprehensive off-campus cooperative work program for all of its students. Democracy and shared governance are at the heart of Antioch College. Students are partners in developing the structure of community governance at the institution.

Students pursue self-designed majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees. Flexibility in the curriculum allows students to combine knowledge, skills, and approaches across disciplines to examine issues and subjects that they care about most. 

Read more about the Antioch Curriculum here.