Antioch University-Seattle Reviews

  • 13 Reviews
  • Seattle (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,278
100% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 8/24/2023
"While the curriculum and content, in theory, are truly amazing. The advisors and half the faculty I experienced leave much to be wanting. Many of the faculty missed more than at least 2 days of classes, providing no additional support or supplementary material. The advisors were even less present and often non-communicative with students for months and if they were, in some cases, gave misinformation. Finally, the worst of these things, several neurodivergent students were punished via SDPs or student disciplinary protocols when the students were unhappy with treatment by a faculty member or when the faculty member refused accommodations and the students resisted this. Their expectations for students do not reflect their own behaviors. They are very rigid with students (deadlines and only 1 absence), while they themselves take many liberties. The teachers often have 3+ jobs, which typically, I think is wonderful to bring in the real world experience, but often in this case it meant students were the very last priority on their list. If all that sounds like something you are willing to contend with, go for it. Hopefully, this will have changed by the time you are reading this review."
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2022
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"I am in the counseling program at Antioch. I would not recommend that students come here if they have disabilities or other marginalized identities. The disability services is atrocious, and I am not sure that the practice of having teachers determine what is reasonable based on their personal preference is fully legal (things like “No, you cannot record my lecture even if you have an accommodation for it because I do not prefer to have my lectures recorded.”). The information on the website about when courses are offered, and in some cases even how much the different counseling programs cost, are in accurate and have been in accurate for a while. Many students express how stressful it is registering for classes, when courses aren’t all posted by the time registration occurs. The registration system often crashes, and classes often fill up in seconds with long waitlists, making it very difficult to move smoothly through your plan of study. Some teachers are accommodating. Some teachers are empathetic and knowledgeable. Some teachers show up not even being familiar with the syllabus. I know a number of students who have felt persecuted for aspects of their identity that they cannot change, and the bureaucratic systems at the school make it difficult, if not impossible, to adequately address problems when they arise. More peers and I feel comfortable with have left the program and transferred elsewhere, taking on additional cost in pursuit of their graduate degree. In addition to all of this, tuition rates consistently get raised. They have a difficult time, it seems, holding onto core faculty, as a number of professors have left in the short time that I have been at the school. They do have some really cool certificate programs that seem to be better organized than the main degrees, but you can access them post graduation at a reduced cost."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"It was a great place to go as an older learner. The schedule allowed me to keep working full-time while taking classes. I go to know my classmates well and enjoyed the professors."
Gabrielle Fairbanks
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Antioch University Seattle prepares students to work from a strong multicultural and systems approach that is developed through insightful classes such as 'Family of Origin', and 'Internalized Oppression.' Their focus on personal growth and self care is highly valuable when preparing to work in a field as involved as community mental health or family counseling. The teachers here are professional, tuned-in to students needs, and incredibly compassionate. I feel very prepared to work in the field of marriage and family therapy given my education at Antioch Seattle."
Carol Oliver
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The content and subject matter is of an amazing variety which leads to a cohesive whole education in systems design but could be updated to include more current and diverse perspectives. Diversity is a struggle in this institution for the voices that are not brought to the table. Discussion is the place where learning unfolds and reflection is where the "aha" moments connect the pieces. Learning in a cohort leads to more intimate discussions along the edges of vulnerability and the making of lifelong friends. It also leads to lessons in group dynamics as the collaborations form and reform that no classroom instruction could ever teach."
Nicole Landis
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Great program with a multicultural prospective! Con would be the lack of parking in the surrounding area of the campus."
Michelle Barenchi
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"Anticoh has been an amazing experience thus far. The instructors are friendly, appraochable and always want to see each student succeed. The Antioch community is so supportive, as a small university, you get to know just about everone in your field of study. My choice for Antioch has NOT been a regret."
Iuliana Petre
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"At Antioch University Seattle, the graduate student enrolled in the CMHC program is required to approach his or her studies in psychology by taking an introspective look at one's self, one's processes and patterns. The idea behind this is that as a future clinician, the individual will be unable to help others beyond the scope of where he or she is in his or her personal work. As someone who began my graduate education at a program that did not approach counseling psychology in this way, I feel comfortable saying that AUS's approach to learning is most effective."
Tamara Boynton
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Antioch is known for it's commitment to advocacy and social justice. Diversity, going against the "status quo", and multicultural awareness are at the cornerstone of the program. However, the lack of funding for graduate students is a problem. Fellowships and graduate assistantships are available, but no one receives full funding to attend the college."
Shellie Gravitt
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"Antioch University is a fantastic learning institution. It provides students with rigorous academics in a professional setting. The instructors are working experts in the field of psychology, with real life experience that influences the curriculum."
Malorie Macklin
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"My graduate program at Antioch focused heavily on group process and methods for creating sustainable change. It was a fresh and new look at how to be a change agent."
Shannah Yerabek
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"They didn't have Psychology listed. My program is Couples and Family Therapy. I love the education and instructors. But the program seems to lack support and is over priced."
Kim Ellsworth
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2012
  • Degree: Psychology
"The graduate program is amazing, especially the ecopsychology program! It's a small, private school so the class size is always small, and it's very easy to feel connected to others on campus. Furthermore due to the school's size, there isn't extra money to give out, but it does offer graduate assistantships and has the ability to offer government financial aid. There isn't a lot of student life programs, but there are many educational opportunities, because Antioch Seattle tries to keep students connected to what's going on around Seattle in terms of creating change and becoming more progressive. It's a great school!"