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Antioch University-Santa Barbara

Antioch University-Santa Barbara is college with 168 students located in Santa Barbara, CA.

Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University


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The purpose of Antioch University Santa Barbara is to prepare our students for professional success and service to their communities. To further these goals, Antioch's academic experience and curriculum focus on developing critical thinking, leadership and an expansive world view as the foundation for teaching and learning in all disciplinary fields of study. Our faculty, administrators and staff strive to model and to nurture academic excellence and personal integrity based upon the basic values of ethical behavior, intellectual honesty and tolerance for the beliefs, ideas and cultural experiences of others. Antioch University Santa Barbara expects and demands consistent excellence in teaching and learning to meet the individual needs of our students in ways that recognize and respond to the rapidly evolving demands of a society undergoing dramatic technological and social change.

Antioch University Santa Barbara exists to provide both the highest standards of academic learning and career development for our students, and a civic forum for our community to engage in the respectful and open-minded discussion and debate of events and issues that affect all of us.

Antioch University Santa Barbara's academic approach and efforts encourage and celebrate entrepreneurship, innovation and flexibility in adapting to a time of historic transformation, but must always rest on a set of humanistic values that honor and demand personal integrity, ethical behavior, and tolerance of diversity from our students, faculty administrators and staff. The Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB) campus is located in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Our location is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops, and galleries. The AUSB campus is also close to Santa Barbara's beautiful beaches and mountain ranges. Antioch Santa Barbara serves local residents as well as an increasing number of commuters from San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties who appreciate Antioch's flexible class schedules. Antioch students have relocated from throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, South America, and Europe to Santa Barbara specifically to attend Antioch University, drawn by Antioch's distinctive education and the community's justly famous climate, lifestyle and amenities. Students of Antioch University Santa Barbara are working adults who seek a new direction in their careers or the mobility provided by earning an undergraduate or graduate degree. A diverse group of men and women ranging in age from 23 to 70, they share a serious determination to change their lives. The average student is 35 years old, and over 70% receive some form of financial aid.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 168
Gender 37% Male / 63% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 51% Full Time / 49% Part Time
Geography 4% International
Ethnic Diversity
White 52%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
International 4%
Hispanic/Latino 33%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%


Student Publications: The AUSB Odyssey

  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Computer Services: libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration independent study internships liberal arts/career combination teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

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Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
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Administration & Faculty

President Nancy Leffert
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 10
Student : Faculty Ratio 11 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 30 : 70
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 22/100

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Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $17,316 Same as On-Campus
Fees $100 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $17,416 $17,416

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