Earlham College

Earlham College

Richmond, IN
location
Private
type
Small
setting
56%
44%
student ratio
1,031
total students
Tuition Cost $44,820 | $44,820
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $40,987
February 15
fall application deadline
57%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
640
sat math
620
sat reading
610
sat writing
28
act composite

Overview

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 in a classroom, a lab, a rain forest, a glacier or an academic conference. 85 percent 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 Plan for Integrative Collaboration, 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 unparalleled 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.

Outcomes

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.

Athletics

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.

30 percent of the students participate in intercollegiate athletics, and 50 percent 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.


Location & Contact

801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095
USA

Josh Stevens

Director of Admissions

Phone: 765-983-1600
Fax: 765-983-1560
Email: admission@earlham.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Japanese Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

57% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,917
    • Accepted1,681
    • Acceptance Rate57%
    • Enrolled1,031
    • Female Applicants1,408
    • Females Accepted895
    • Female Acceptance Rate63%
    • Male Applicants1,509
    • Males Accepted786
    • Male Acceptance Rate52%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.67
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st April 15th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 620 580 680
    • SAT Math 640 550 700
    • SAT Writing 610 550 670
    • ACT Composite 28 25 31
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$44,820
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,820
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$930
    • Room and board *$9,920
    • Room only *$5,200
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$40,987
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$41,876
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$39,738
    • Average Loan Aid:$5,230
    • Average Grant Aid:$17,183
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$34,097
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 93%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 31%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,031
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.94%
    • Black or African American11.77%
    • White or Caucasian50.4%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.5%
    • Asian5.73%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races.3%
    • Unknown or International Student1.61%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout22.64% representing 59 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students84% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 96%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Gospel Revelations Chorus, Dance Alloy, club sports, Student Government, Black Student Union
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty106
    • Full-time Percentage95%
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 1,026 students to 103 faculty


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