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Antioch University is a six-campus American university with campuses in four states. An outgrowth of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, each of Antioch's campuses has its own distinct academic programs, community life, and regional identity. Antioch has developed a new Ph.D. program and a growing number of on-line courses. It is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. Antioch College is a private, independent liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. ... Yellow Springs is a village located in Greene County, Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...


History of Antioch


Antioch University is the result of American educator Horace Mann's dream to establish a college comparable to Harvard but with some notable differences. This college was to be completely non-sectarian and co-educational, and with a curriculum that would not only include the traditional treatment of the classics, but would emphasize science and the scientific method, history and modern literature. Students would not compete for grades, but would be encouraged to pursue issues of interest to them, read what they consider worthwhile, and present papers on topics of their own choosing. Founded in 1850 as Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Horace Mann was the first president of the College in 1852. Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities. ...

From its inception, racial and sexual equality, independent study and independent thinking were integral parts of Antioch. Six students were accepted for the first quarter: four men and two women who came to share the same college classrooms for the first time in the U.S. The notion of sexual equality extended also to the faculty. Antioch was the first U.S. college to designate a woman as full professor, and the original faculty included seven men and two women. Then, in 1863, the college instituted the policy that no applicant was to be rejected on the basis of race. Egalitarianism can refer to moral as well as factual theories. ...

Antioch has always attracted faculty who were concerned with innovations in education. In the early 1850's, Rebecca Pennel offered a course on teaching methods which was the first of its kind, while John Burns Weston, class of 1857, established a long-standing precedent by being both student and faculty simultaneously. He taught Greek language and literature for 20 years and remained a life long student. Greek (, IPA: — Hellenic) has a documented history of 3,500 years, the longest of any single language within the Indo-European family. ...

While Antioch has never diverged from the philosophy of Horace Mann, the present form of an Antioch education traces its roots to the election of Arthur Morgan as President of the college in 1920. Morgan, like Mann, believed in the development of the individual as a whole. Having seen the difficulty encountered by ivory-tower academicians attempting to participate in the business world, he resolved to change the cloistered educational experience by providing students with work experience in their field. This was the beginning of Antioch's unique program of work and study. Arthur Ernest Morgan, U. S. Administrator Arthur Morgan, Premier of Queensland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Morgan initiated the practice of student government. He also changed the nature of the admissions procedure. Rather than relying on entrance examinations, Morgan opted for more personal information on prospective students. In addition, senior exams were graded "honors" or "pass" and students who failed could retake the exam. Morgan remained at Antioch until 1933, when President Roosevelt requested that he assume directorship of the Tennessee Valley Authority Project. A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... College admissions or university admission is the process through which students enter post-secondary education at universities and colleges. ... FDR redirects here. ... The introduction to this article is too long. ...

1960s university expansion

In the early 1960's, Antioch extended its special curriculum to students in new settings, by taking over the Putney School of Education in Vermont (now Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire). During the next decade, other adult learning programs were instituted: among them, Antioch Seattle; Antioch Southern California with campuses in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara; and the Antioch Education Abroad Program (with centers in London, Germany and other locations). Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Antioch University New England is a private graduate school located in Keene, New Hampshire. ... Nickname: Elm City Location Location within New Hampshire Government County Cheshire Settled Incorporated   Town   City 1734 1753 1873 Mayor City Council Michael E.J. Blastos Charles H. Redfern Angelo D. DiBernardo, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and the largest city of England (strangely, England has no constitutional existence within the United Kingdom, and therefore cannot be said to have a capital). ...

The Santa Barbara campus has grown from a handful of students in 1977 to a current enrollment of over 270. Antioch University Santa Barbara serves adult students; the average student's age is 36. It offers seven degree programs: a B.A. in Liberal Studies, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, the MA in Psychology - Individualized Concentration, a PsyD, an M.A. in Organizational Management, which trains leaders in business, government and service organizations, a Teacher Credential program with an M.A. in Education, and an MAEx.

The B.A. Program offers students a core curriculum of required courses and flexibility in slanting their elective studies to meet their personal and career goals. Academic studies revolve around certain liberal arts emphases, such as psychology, social services administration, communication and business management. Students can, in certain circumstances, create their own "emphasis". Antioch encourages independent thinking, practical application of theory, and the study of ethical and social issues.


  • Antioch University Los Angeles, California
  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Antioch University Seattle - offers degrees in psychology, education, creative change, and a Bachelor's completion program. With a strong social justice bent, it is geared to support the working student. Located near the Space Needle in downtown Seattle.

Antioch University New England is a private graduate school located in Keene, New Hampshire. ... Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ... Space Needle from Downtown Seattle. ...

Notable alumni

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External links

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Antioch College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1893 words)
Antioch College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the Eco League, and the North American Alliance for Green Education.
Antioch faced pressure from the powerful House Unamerican Activities Committee, and became the mockery of many area newspapers, because it would not kick out its students and faculty accused of having Communist leanings.
Several graduate satellite schools around the country, under the Antioch University name (with the college as its base), were growing as well, including the McGregor School (now known as Antioch University McGregor), located adjacent to the original Yellow Springs campus.
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