Around 1930, 25 to 30 per cent of Antioch graduates went on to further education; in 1958 over half of the entering freshmen were already anticipating graduate or professional school, and four and five years later over 80 per cent of this class, as seniors, planned to continue. Students in the small as well as in the large colleges increasingly had to look upon their undergraduate years as a training ground for graduate or professional school. The adolescent who defined democracy to mean personal freedom above everything else and who then chose to attend Antioch because of its reputation for permissiveness came to see the college as a vehicle of freedom. Some students found the hectic pace too much; some found the political action too radical; some were shocked socially by what went on under permissive regulations.