Campus Life

Welcome to Santa Barbara!

The Santa Barbara campus of Antioch University opened in 1977 and has experienced steady growth with a current student body of almost 400 students. Located in downtown Santa Barbara, the campus offers more than 60 courses each quarter with a faculty of more than 50 full-time and part-time instructors. Antioch Santa Barbara serves local residents, commuters as well as students from around the world.

Antioch Santa Barbara’s students are 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.

Students are drawn to Antioch Santa Barbara from the Santa Barbara area as well as Ventura, Oxnard, the western San Fernando Valley, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. A growing number of Antioch students have relocated from other states and countries around the world to Santa Barbara specifically to attend Antioch, drawn by Antioch’s distinctive education and the community’s justly famous climate, lifestyle, and amenities.