Antioch University-Santa Barbara says
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.