Antioch University

Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult learners of all ages. Spanning the United States, our five campuses, the university-wide Antioch Education Abroad and the PhD in Leadership and Change programs nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and critical thinking to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose. The University is a private non-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB) is a campus of Antioch University, serving the California Central Coast region. Our purpose is to prepare students for professional success and service to their communities.

Student demographics

AUSB serves approximately 450 international and domestic students with a variety of academic, personal, and professional backgrounds. Our students range in age from 18 to 70.

Gender: Male: 30% Female: 70%

International students from: Sweden, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, China, Ireland, Taiwan, Armenia, Canada, France, Singapore, Denmark, Norway, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, and more.

ESL program and/or support services

Not available.

Student Housing options

We can provide referrals to local housing options but we do not have university housing.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate: Applicants must have completed 24 semester units from any of the following:

  • College level coursework from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) institution
  • CLEP Exams
  • AP (Advanced Placement) credit
  • IB (International Baccalaureate)

Applicants who completed a 13th year of study in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark may be eligible to receive one full year of credit for this work; please contact the Office of Admissions for details. Full admission criteria and requirements listed here:

Graduate: Variable by program, please visit for details.

International Student visas issued

F1 Only

Cost of attendance and financial assistance

Tuition is the same for international and domestic students; please visit for program specific tuition and fees.

Grants and Scholarship for International Students: