Fast Facts

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Accreditation / Nonprofit Status

Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Antioch University has had continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission since 1927. Antioch University is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) institution. As an accredited institution, Antioch University’s students are fully eligible for a variety of financial aid assistance, including grants, scholarships, and loans.

Student Profile

The average student age at Antioch University Los Angeles is 36. Of the more than 1,100 students at AULA, 74% are female. 39.1% of undergraduate students are eligible for Pell Grants, and 14.6% are first-generation college students. Approximately 75% of students receive some sort of financial aid, ranging from grants and loans to institutional and private scholarships.

Average Cost of Tuition


BA in Liberal Studies: $627/unit

Graduate (Quarter Programs)

  • MA in Nonprofit Management: $627/unit
  • MA in Psychology: $698/unit
  • MA in Education: $648/unit

Graduate (Semester Programs)

  • MA in Urban Sustainability: $1,082/unit
  • MFA in Creative Writing: $7,807/semester
*Figures determined using the 2012/2013 tuition schedule

AULA Enrollment


1141 students

  • Bachelor’s Degree Program: 213
  • Teacher Credentialing: 10
  • MA in Education: 65
  • MA in Psychology: 628
  • MFA in Creative Writing: 166
  • MA in Organizational Management: 31
  • MA in Urban Sustainability: 22
  • Certificate in Applied Community Psychology: 6

Honors and Recognition

Antioch University has been honored with the 2009, 2010 and 2011 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award (with distinction in 2010). In 2011, the University was named one of the top twenty colleges most committed to community service by USA Today. AULA’s low-residency MFA program was named one of the top five in the nation by The Atlantic magazine in 2007.

AULA Purpose Statement

Antioch University Los Angeles provides rigorous progressive education to prepare students for the complexities of today’s diverse societies. Combining dynamic scholarship and creative endeavor with experiential learning and reflective practice, AULA fosters personal and collective agency, global citizenship, and socially conscious leadership.

Antioch University Vision Statement

Antioch University aspires to be a leading university, offering learners and communities transformative education in a global context that fosters innovation and inspires social action.

Antioch University Mission

Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.


The Antioch University Los Angeles campus is located in Culver City, California.  Click here for map and directions.


Antioch University Los Angeles was founded in 1972 as a satellite campus of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Antioch College, founded in 1852, abolished race as criteria for acceptance in 1863, and was the first college in the U.S. to educate and hire women on equal terms with men. Though no longer affiliated with the college, Antioch University Los Angeles and the four other campuses that make up the Antioch University system continue to be pioneers in issues of social, environmental, and economic justice.