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Established in 1847, Earlham College is a selective, private liberal arts college. With its emphasis on experiential learning and profound inquiry, an Earlham education is excellent preparation not just for a first job, but a career and a lifetime of rewarding involvement.

Earlham has shaped its curriculum through an initiative called EPIC (Earlham Plan for Integrative Collaboration) in order to help its students connect their academic and personal passions with career preparation and opportunities. EPIC offers students multidisciplinary experiences that combine guided research opportunities, international education, and internships as well as academic centers devoted to entrepreneurship, global health, and social justice.

Among its distinctions, Earlham is committed to funding an internship, research experience, or community-based project for every student. Called the EPIC Advantage, the program offers these funded experiences to help students connect high-impact experiences with their traditional course work and even extracurricular activities.

Founded by Quakers, Earlham College has prepared students to contribute to the social good since its inception. Earlham embraces cultural and individual differences alike and offers unparalleled opportunities for leadership, friendship, and community.

Earlham sponsors 20 NCAA Division III sports teams; most compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The College also sponsors a hunt seat equestrian team, an Ultimate (Frisbee) team that competes on the club level, and numerous recreational sports.

Earlham is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Overview

Applicants
2,799
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average HS GPA
3.67

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 700
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 700
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Action — December 1

Regular — February 15


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
109
with Terminal Degree
103

57
Women
52
Men
27
Minority
5
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
58%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business/Commerce, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Comparative Literature.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

A tiny residential college in Indiana dedicated to liberal arts education and founded under the guiding principles of the Quaker faith, Earlham College has “prominence as a leader in immersive and integrative education.” The generally “small and intimate” classes are “not limited to traditional academic settings,” and students “have the opportunity to work with people from all over the world, broadening world views and perspectives.” Earlham professors are “incredible mentors” who “contribute to societal progress by giving overlooked or otherwise marginalized students a chance to foster their potential,” “inspiring students to grow in ways they never thought feasible.” “As a result of the care in which professors at Earlham put towards teaching,” one student says, “students who thought they could never succeed in higher education are inspired to pursue post-graduate studies and go on to contribute greatly within their selected field.” Programs such as Peace and Global Studies are “incredibly rigorous” and students say that the “academics are, by far, Earlham’s greatest strength.” Professors are “extremely relationship-focused,” and bring a “progressive, political viewpoint in everything we do.” Praiseworthy features of an Earlham education include its Center for Career and Community Engagement and Integrated Pathways and the EPIC Advantage programs, which offers each student funding for an internship or research project within the United States or abroad.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


John Loose
Retired CEO/Chairman of Corning

David Shear
US Ambassador to Vietnam

Andrea Seabrook
Nat'l Public Radio Reporter, Capitol Hill

Michael C. Hall
Golden Globe winning star of Dexter

Liza Donnelly
Cartoonists for the New Yorker

Frances Moore Lappe
Author of Diet for a Small Planet

Wendall M. Stanley
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1946

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
58%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$46,000

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$84,000

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$47,200

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$87,600

Percent High Job Meaning
62%

Percent STEM
22%


Students Say

At Earlham, students start thinking about their lifelong career and learning goals—not to mention how they will make a difference in the world—from the moment they matriculate. The Center for Career and Community Engagement (CCCE) is the school's hub for experiential education, and it helps to arrange scholarly research, internships, community service, and on-campus jobs for students, as well as providing a variety of career education services, including personality assessments, mock interviews, and presentations by alumni. Currently, the CCCE coordinates over fifty internships around the United States and the world, all funded by grants and donors.

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$38,564

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$37,896

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,974

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,830

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$38,564

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$45,500
Required Fees
$950
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,400
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,060
Foreign Countries Represented
76

Demographics

5.55%
Asian
11.00%
African-American
7.50%
Hispanic
51.80%
Caucasian
1.56%
Unknown
21.52%
International

55% female
45% male
82% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

The Earlham brand is reflected in a student body that “epitomize[s] the Quaker values of simplicity, respect for others, and social justice.” Students describe themselves as “largely liberal,” quirky,” “driven,” “passionate,” and dedicated to “set[ting] aside unhealthy competition and celebrat[ing] each other’s achievements.” Students need to be “pretty self-directed to make the most out of the things Earlham can offer,” but ultimately, “students get things done.” “We’re a fairly close-knit community because we’re such a small school,” says one student. “Weirdos are welcome.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
92%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

At Earlham, there are no shortage of opportunities for relaxation in the open air: Earlham is situated on 800 acres with trails, a “horse barn,” and a plot for growing vegetables at Miller Farm. On Sundays, students often attend the “Meeting for Worship,” the Quaker religious service, reflecting the school’s Quaker philosophy “that stresses values such as simplicity, consensus-building, and humility.” Earlham, students say their school has the “right mix of academics, activism, and leisure.” Classes “come first,” but you will often see students spending time outside of studies organizing “protests,” inviting and attending lectures by “inspirational and engaging speakers,” attending activities and events like “bingo night, movie nights, and dances,” go “sledding and snowtubing” and explore the “town’s scenery on its bike trail.” Students enjoy dinner out at “local Mexican or Indian restaurants.” The “left-leaning” culture at Earlham can occasionally clash with the culture of their “largely conservative small Indiana town,” some students report, yet students “volunteer off campus at local nonprofits that help people in the community,” a dedication that “is perhaps the thing that unites Earlham students.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Enrichment Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Donna Keesling

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

If an IEP or 504 form is available, that information is useful, however, generally, documentation required is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Documentation Required for ADHD

If an IEP or 504 form is available, that information is useful, however, generally, documentation required is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

30% participate in intramural sports
21% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Quakers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Quakers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: earlham.edu/studentcenter/content/handbook/#Spectrum

Minority Support Groups: www.earlham.edu/studentcenter/content/handbook

Sustainability

Earlham College was founded on the Quaker belief in equality—by custom each person addresses each other by his or her first name—so it’s no surprise that this sense of justice has been extended to the environment and its sustainability. When the Sustainability Advisory Committee approved a Comprehensive Sustainability Plan in 2012, it set a precedent for an exceptional attitude toward accountability. The Sustainability Plan calls for bold action to reduce resource usage across the campus, and matches changes in operations with changes in the curriculum and co-curriculum as well. The college was one of the first to participate in the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). And it’s followed through, completing a greenhouse gas emissions inventory using Clean Air, Cool Planet’s Carbon Calculator, to be used as a guide in reducing the school’s carbon footprint. The whole college plays a part. In 2011, a cooperative effort from faculty, staff, and students in the Computer Science Department resulted in a real-time energy monitoring project that “measures energy usage of entire campus in sixty-second snapshots.” This led to the first Earlham Energy Wars competition to reduce energy use in dorms. The Earlham Environmental Action Coalition networks with national and local environmental groups, especially those with an environmental justice theme and has been leading a campus endowment divestment campaign dubbed “Earlham Reinvestment” for over two years. Students also have the chance to apply for prestigious internships on campus in the Earlham Student Sustainability Corps where they gain real world valuable skills and knowledge by working on projects in areas such as waste reduction, sustainable agriculture, energy reduction, and running the campus donation-based Free Store. Environmental education is fairly represented, in part, by Earlham’s environmental studies and science majors, the outdoor education program, and an off-campus environmentally focused program in New Zealand, so it’s easy to see why the institution received a Mellon Grant designed to fund environmental studies.

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School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
98

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell (PC), HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Yvonne Washington
Administrative Assistant Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
801 National Rd. W., Drawer #192
Richmond, IN 47374

Phone
800-327-5426

Email
visit@earlham.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Athletics and Wellness Center
Landrum Bolling Center - Social Sciences
Natural History Museum
Runyan Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
El Rodeo, Richmond, IN
Depot District, Richmond, IN
Cope Environmental Center
Little Sheba's, Richmond, IN
Center City Richmond

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Saturday
8 to 5 p.m. and 8 to noon
800-327-5426

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 6 tour times daily during academic year
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
An interview is available during campus visit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office and/or Coach

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@earlham.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday through Thursday evenings

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Car, van or taxi from Dayton, OH, airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Approaching Richmond from I-70, take exit 149A. Follow Williamsburg Pike/NW 5th Street south until the road ends at a stoplight at U.S. Route 40 West, approximately three miles from the I-70 exit. Turn right at this stoplight onto National Road West (U.S. 40 West) and drive two blocks to the main entrance of campus on the left (at a flashing yellow light). Turn left into the main drive.

Local Accommodations
For current information about lodging while visiting Earlham, please visit http://www.visitrichmond.org/lodging.cfm


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