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Larger-than-expected enrollment at new Antioch

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Antioch College leaders planned for 25 new students to help launch the college next fall, but recently they’ve revised their plans to accommodate a greater-than-expected interest in the revived college.

About 130 to 140 young people applied to Antioch, of which about 45 were accepted by the college, according to Antioch College Director of Communications Gariot Louima this week. College leaders anticipated that of those 45, about 25 would end up choosing Antioch.

But 35 students sent in their deposits and letters of intent by the May 1 deadline.

“It’s exciting. The interest in Antioch is really high,” Louima said.

All of the college’s first-year students will be Horace Mann fellows, and will receive free tuition.

The group of first-years is diverse and academically strong, according to Louima, who said many have completed some college coursework and most completed  rigorous post-secondary education curricula, such as International Baccalaureate programs or Advanced Placement courses. One new student was a National Merit Scholar Finalist and two others were semi-finalists for the award. They hail from a cross-section of the country.

For a more detailed story on the first-year students of the revived Antioch College, see the May 12 issue of the Yellow Springs News.


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