Antioch College: Narrative Description

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795 Livermore St.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387-1697
Tel: (937)769-1000
Free: 800-543-9436
Admissions: (937)769-1100
Fax: (937)769-1288
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of Antioch University. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1852. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Dayton. Endowment: $28.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8369 per student. Total enrollment: 599. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 458 applied, 59% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 588 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 2 other countries, 71% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 7% 25 or older, 97% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; area/ethnic studies; foreign language/literature. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 4/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $31,315 includes full-time tuition ($24,260), mandatory fees ($642), and college room and board ($6413). College room only: $3137. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $428 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Third World Alliance, Women's Center, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Center, Uni-Dad, Alternative Library. Major annual events: Camelot Race, Div Dance, Drag Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 612 college housing spaces available; 581 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Olive Kettering Memorial Library with 300,000 books, 48,320 microform titles, 10,504 serials, 6,259 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $520,166. 68 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Yellow Springs, Ohio, is a magnet for creative thinkers and doers. The residents are socially concerned, politically active, and intensely interested in the arts. Ingenious shops, natural food stores, unusual restaurants, and an array of art galleries line the village streets. Bookstores can be found with specialties ranging from science fiction to feminist literature. Local craft shops display items of clay, silver, wood, stained glass, unusual weavings, original clothing, oils, and essences. The Little Art Theatre offers top foreign and American arts films in three-day runs. A 1,000 Nature Preserve, Glen Helen, adjacent to campus, provides a maze of stone cliffs, waterfalls, forests, streams, wooded trails, and old bridges. It offers opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, canoeing, rock-climbing, rappelling and solitude.

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