Draw outside the lines.
Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) traces its roots back to the mid-1850s. AULA is part of the Antioch University system, a national level, multi-campus higher education system that began with the founding of Antioch College in 1852 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Horace Mann, Antioch College’s first president, was a renowned educator, architect of the American public school system, social reformer, and abolitionist. His goal was to create an educational environment that was stimulating and unconventional in its approach to learning.
From the start, AULA has always been just a little different. Founded in 1972, our roots are in Antioch College, whose bold stance for racial and gender equality and progressive education in the mid-19th century forms the foundation of today’s renowned Antioch University system. Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education, helping students around the world and across the country, online, and at its five campuses lead extraordinary lives.
At AULA, we are a community of innovators, free-thinkers, and rabble-rousers, determined to make a lasting and positive impact on the world.
That’s why all of our exceptional academic programs prepare students to work toward social, environmental, and economic justice for all. That’s why community service is woven into the very fabric of our University, providing students with meaningful field experience while uplifting and empowering those who need our help. And that’s why our highly accomplished faculty takes a personalized interest in each student, challenging and supporting them as they reach their full potential.
AULA alumni (over 7,000 and counting) can be found throughout the country and throughout the world, utilizing their skills toward the common good, in fields including education, literature, nonprofits, urban sustainability, and psychology.
If you want to be part of a passionate community of learners, to take part in eye-opening conversations on issues that matter and experience the occasional mind-blowing revelation, we invite you to visit us. We think you’ll like what you see.
Come experience education differently.