Because the world demands courage, creativity and fresh ways forward
With a distinctive focus on collaboration and hands-on learning - including the offer of funded internships or research opportunities for every student - Earlham College prepares graduates for lives of purpose and accomplishment.
What brings students to Earlham? For starters, a world class faculty. Earlham is known for its unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Earlham professors are scholars who teach.
Students and professors work side by side everywhere from classrooms and labs to rain forests and glaciers. A high percentage of Earlham professors include students in their research on some of the important challenges facing the world today, often leading to co-authored publications.
Their collaborative approach to learning means that graduates are exceptionally well prepared to connect with others from different backgrounds, lead diverse groups and build strong personal networks. And from the day they step on campus, students engage with a team of advisors who will know them well and help them prepare for success after graduation.
Intriguing programs, global opportunities
The courses available to students are many. Peace and global studies? Environmental studies? Neuroscience? Ever heard of border studies or encountered a major in human development and social relations? At Earlham, it's there. The College's program offerings will introduce students to new concepts, new ideas, and even carry one to new lands and continents.
Earlham offers 46 academic programs and also provides excellent pre-professional preparation for business, healthcare, engineering, law, teaching, and the Peace Corps. Earlham students study, research, and hold internships in locations across the U.S. and around the world.
EPIC: A distinctive approach to education
Earlham has shaped its curriculum through an initiative called EPIC, the Earlham Program for and Integrated Curriculum, to help its students engage the most complex challenges of the world with both practicality and optimism.
Funded research or internship: A key component of this initiative is the EPIC Advantage, Earlham's commitment to fund an internship or research experience for every student. EPIC is also designed to help students connect disparate experiences -- like an internship, summer research, an off-campus program, traditional coursework, and even extracurricular activities -- into a comprehensive experience.
Connecting academics and career: Among the core features of EPIC is the Integrated Pathway. Besides choosing a major, students also select a set of 4-6 thematic courses, called an Integrated Pathway. The IP experience is designed to will help students make intentional connections between their academic interests and possible careers.
An uncommon campus experience
Earlham is a residential college of about 1,100 students, and its beautiful campus is located on 800 acres in the city of Richmond, Indiana. It is about an hour's drive from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Dayton.
A global perspective comes naturally to the campus community. Earlham is ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report among all colleges and universities in the U.S. for the percentage of international students enrolled.
With such a variety of students, campus life at Earlham is both lively and welcoming. Earlham embraces cultural and individual differences alike and offers rich opportunities for leadership, friendship, and community.
Besides traditional residence halls, Earlham has friendship and theme housing for those who share like interests. What kind of housing won't one find at Earlham? Sororities and fraternities. Earlham's inclusive community has never had them.
Graduates from the past five years have earned such prestigious awards as the Rhodes Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship, the Watson Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, and a Fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Of all colleges and universities in the U.S., Earlham also ranks in the top 2 percent for its percentage of graduates who go on to earn research doctorates, a distinction that demonstrates both the level of academic quality and mentoring at Earlham.
Whether one is hoping to take part in varsity sports, club sports, or intramurals -- or just get in a great workout, Earlham is ready.
Earlham is an NCAA Division III affiliate and a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference. The college offers ten intercollegiate sports for men (baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and indoor/outdoor track) and ten intercollegiate sports for women (basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, indoor/outdoor track, and volleyball). Club sports include Ultimate Frisbee, men's, and women's rugby, Quidditch, equestrian and men's volleyball.
About a third of students participate in intercollegiate athletics, and half participate in an extensive intramural program. Earlham athletic facilities include indoor and outdoor tennis courts; football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and hockey fields; an all-weather track; and a spacious athletics and wellness center.
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|African American/Black Studies|
|Latin American Studies|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|English Language And Literature Related|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Classics And Classical Languages|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related|
|Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|International Relations And Affairs|
|Political Science And Government|
|Sociology And Anthropology|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||February 15th||April 1st|
|Early decision plan||November 15th||December 15th|
|Other early decision plan||December 1st||January 15th|
|Transfer||April 1st||May 1st||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||127||570||690|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||No|
|Tuition pre-payment plan||No|
|Black or African American||8.57%|
|White or Caucasian||51.24%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.38%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.1%|
|Two or more races||1.62%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||95%|
Homecoming Dance, International Festival and Convocation
Gospel Revelations Chorus, Dance Alloy, club sports, Student Government and Black Student Union
|Track And Field||No||No||No|
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 3||No|
|Field Hockey||No||Division 3||No|
|Track And Field||No||Division 3||No|