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Antioch College Campus Life

Campus Life

Yellow Springs

The campus is within walking distance of downtown Yellow Springs. With a population of less than 4,000, the Village is nationally known as a vibrant arts community. Art and cultural events have widely contributed to the village being recognized as "One of America's Most Fun Small Towns" (Rand McNally/USA Today), "One of America's 10 Coolest Small Towns" (Budget Travel), and "Best Ohio Hometown" (Ohio Magazine). Catch an independent film, listen to live bands, eat at one of the region's finest restaurants. Antioch is centrally located in Ohio, about 20 minutes from Dayton, 50 minutes from Columbus, and just over an hour to Cincinnati.

The Glen Helen Nature Preserve, part of Antioch College's campus features 1,000 acres and the iconic Yellow Spring, after which the Village was named. The Glen includes woods, open fields, streams, and wetlands that were gifted to the College by alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch. The John Bryan State Park and the Clifton Gorge are also nearby and feature miles of hiking trails. For biking enthusiasts, the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail (which runs 78 miles from Springfield to Cincinnati Ohio) is also readily accessible, just across the street from campus.

Antioch recently renovated its 44,000 square foot Wellness Center, which features a competition length swimming pool and therapeutic whirlpool made greener by a UV filtration system.

The Antioch Farm is a living, learning laboratory for students and a place that makes our campus more sustainable. Located on campus, students participate in all aspects of the Farm from planning to planting to eating. Also, as a part of their coursework, students may take soil samples in Environmental Science, make maple syrup in the Global Seminar on Food, or experience chicken behavior in Psychology.

The Farm, started in 2011, includes an annual growing area, pasture for animal grazing, a food forest, and a hoop house. The Antioch Farm models and practices a variety of sustainably focused growing methods such as organic, ecological, and permaculture. All food grown on the Antioch Farm, including fresh produce, eggs, pastured lamb, and culinary and tea herbs, is served in the dining halls. While the average meal travels 1,500 miles to reach the table, food from the Antioch Farm travels 1,500 feet to our dining halls!

Campus Size

Antioch is home to 246 full-time undergraduate students. Our campus community is close-knit, and full of people who want to make a difference.


At Antioch we celebrate diversity every day. Our students find out what it means to change the world and become a leading voice in the community. We're committed to making an Antioch education available to everyone. We offer great financial aid options, including the prestigious merit-based Horace Mann Fellowship.

Services and Housing

Students have great housing options including Birch Hall, North Hall (the second oldest LEED certified building in the United States), and Case Commons.

Birth Hall and North Hall feature many amenities including:


  • Large double rooms
  • Wall-to-wall windows
  • Built-in closets and dressers with mirror
  • Built-in desks
  • Twin bed
  • All rooms newly painted
  • Air conditioning individually controlled for comfort


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared kitchens on each floor
  • Common spaces for student activities
  • Garden-level dining room provides easy access for meals
  • Laundry facilities on the garden level
  • Convenient storage located on the south end of the building
  • Two resident life managers living on site
  • Smoke-free environment
  • RA's on site

Clubs and Organizations

Community life at Antioch College is what you make of it. Students get involved with committees, go on amazing co-ops, plan activities, and take classes with professors with wide-ranging experiences and world-views.

Each generation of Antiochians creates groups to serve their particular interests. In recent years, these have included independent student publications, events, arts and theater, and intramural athletics.

Notable Alumni

Antioch alumni do great things in a wide variety of professions! Here are a few highlights:

Kristine Hofstra '91 has a high-powered career in the world of IT and international consulting.

Alumnus Karl Grossman '64 is a professor of journalism at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.

Haminy Silva '07 has built quite the resume since graduating from Antioch. Silva is the owner of Fox Hunt Records, LLC and recently released her debut full-length solo album in December 2013.

Katie (Herzfeld) Singer '82 recently released her book: An Electronic Silent Spring.

Visit our Alumni Online Community site to learn more about Antioch alumni.

Reviews Food and Dining
  • Tymber from LA Vergne, TN
  • 4
  • The food is good sometimes and other times, you wonder what in the world the chefs were thinking that day. The food will make you nostalgic for home, and much…

  • Mar-18-2014 Read More
  • Gabriel from San Diego, CA
  • 5
  • Most, if not all, of our food is grown from our local farm. We harvest our own vegetables. We use our chickens for eggs, and we also use our chickens…

  • Dec-30-2012 Read More
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Katherine from Hillsboro, OH
  • 5
  • As a first year, I'm living in the newly renovated North Hall, and it's awesome! A lot of people do their homework in the common areas, making social time really…

  • Oct-15-2012 Read More
  • Hannah from Alexandria, VA
  • 5
  • Two dorms are open at the moment, with the first-years living in North Hall and the second-years living in Birch. Both dorms have been recently renovated, and North hall (where…

  • Dec-30-2012 Read More
  • Gabriel from San Diego, CA
  • 5
  • It is absolutely wonderful, and even absolutely wonderful is rather of an understatement. It is comfortable and convenient, and literally invokes the idea of a home away from home. People…

  • Dec-30-2012 Read More
  • Jeremiah from East Liverpool, OH
  • 5
  • The dorms are wonderful. There is very little verbal fighting and no physical fights, and the fighting that happens is usually resolved within minutes. Everyone here tends to…

  • Mar-15-2013 Read More
Reviews Greek Life


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alana from Waterford, MI
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    We have wonderful meals here. About1/3 of the food we eat comes from our own farm. Everything is super fresh!

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  • 4
  • Tymber from LA Vergne, TN
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good sometimes and other times, you wonder what in the world the chefs were thinking that day. The food will make you nostalgic for home, and much of the food comes from the farm on campus!

    Read More
  • 5
  • Jeremiah from East Liverpool, OH
  • Mar-15-2013 I am a current student here

    The food here is phenomenal! The variety of options is great. They take into account vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions as needed.

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  • 5
  • Gabriel from San Diego, CA
  • Dec-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Most, if not all, of our food is grown from our local farm. We harvest our own vegetables. We use our chickens for eggs, and we also use our chickens for chicken.... The food is absolutely delicious, and on top of that, healthy as well. Vegans and vegetarians are very much pleased.

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  • 5
  • Hannah from Alexandria, VA
  • Dec-30-2012 I am a current student here

    I can not praise the food at Antioch College enough. Our kitchen staff and chefs are incredible people who seek to meet every individuals need when it comes to food and diet. We always have things that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and anything else anyone needs. The food is absolutely delicious and beyond comparison to any other food I've eaten on other college campuses. About 90% of our produce comes from local, organic farms (including our own farm located on campus), and a lot of our meat and other items are local as well.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life