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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
801 National Rd West
Richmond, IN 47374
From Earlham College

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. Students and professors work side-by-side in a classroom, a lab, a rainforest, a glacier, or an academic conference.

Earlham College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1190-1400
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,721/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,225/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,477/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,076/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,442/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,948/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,051Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
9
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Marching to their own drum
    70%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Outgoing
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Attentive and cares about its students
    40%
  • Home away from home
    10%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%
    57%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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    Earlham College Reviews

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    During my experience at Earlham College so far, it has been fantastic. I have met so many great people here in just one year. Everyone on campus is so nice and easygoing. The classes and professors are also wonderful. There is just a variety of majors and classes to take. Not just academics but there are curricular activities on campus as well. There are so many different clubs and sports that you can join. There is so much that one can do on and off of campus throughout the school year. I highly recommend applying for Earlham College or just coming to visit our campus sometime, you will truly love it!
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    A unique college that changes lives! A dense thoughtful community which will challenge your world view, and help you develop into a compassionate person. You can not graduate without being challenged academically or by the community.
    Earlham offers an education that can and will prepare you to achieve any endeavor after graduation. The commitment to student growth and learning are beyond that of most colleges in America, and the professors are exceptional human beings and compassionate to student needs and interests. Earlham also offers several opportunities throughout the year to see and hear from exceptional visiting lecturers and performing artists, from T-Pain to bel Hooks. Richmond Is a small and rather poor midwest town, but has a tradition and history in music and fine art that dates back to the early 1800s. I met some of the most interesting and wonderful lifelong friends at Earlham, and though it doesn't have fraternity life, it has a social scene that is more fun and more memorable than I've seen at many other universities and colleges. The campus is beautiful, and includes 80 acres of Indiana forest. What else can I say? I'm glad I picked Earlham.