How is that possible?
An endowment fund. It saw an incredible upturn, and as a result, the school is offering free tuition under the name of Horace Mann Fellowships. (Horace Mann was their first president.) To make a long story short, a company they owned a ton of shares in recently got sold for a lot of money. This is sure to not only bring students in, but also give Antioch their choice of the absolute brightest and most creative students out there.
What do they teach at Antioch?
Antioch is a small liberal arts college. You can major in arts (studying performance along with 2D and 3D art,) humanities (with a concentration in history, philosophy, or literature,) environmental sciences, health sciences, anthropology, social psychology, or political economy.
How do I get the fellowship?
The good news: all you have to do is apply. Literally every one of their accepted students will receive the fellowship.
The bad news: the class that entered in 2011 is 35 students. Total. I wasn’t kidding when I told you this place is small. They project the class that will enter this fall to be 75 students. And the deadline to apply for the fall has already passed. Small acceptance numbers plus a promise of zero tuition almost guarantees that you’ll have some major competition. But if you can get accepted, the classes that will enter in 2013 and 2014 will also benefit from the Horace Mann Fellowship. And I think that if you like the school’s academics, that makes it worth applying.