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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Earlham College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Quaker
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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
1150-1340
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$22,567/ 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
    $15,240/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,014/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,256/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,847/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,756/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
980Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Marching to their own drum
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.22 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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As an Earlham alum, I can't say enough about the impact and amazing transformation this place has had on my life and the person I am today. If you want to be challenged to think critically, to change the world, to see the world, to develop life-long relationships with people you spent your time on campus with (be they classmates or faculty), and to study with a diverse population (that is unparalleled in a liberal arts school anywhere in this country) then Earlham is for you. Its important to visit and experience first hand the community and engagement that exists at this very special placee. I promise it will be worth your while.
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There are absolutely phenomenal things about Earlham: the professors, the music department, study abroad opportunities, etc. There are also many things that are pretty horrendous about Earlham: an intolerant student body (DO NOT come here for a social science unless you think Bernie Sanders was too conservative), unhelpful faculty, run down facilities, housing inequalities, "unique" classroom settings, etc. If you're considering EC, genuinely ask yourself 1) If you're so liberal that you're ok living in an Alt-Left echo chamber 2) If you're ok with doing NOTHING off campus considering the tiny size of EC 3) If you don't mind every social science course being taught as a course on social justice. I am ultimately attempting to transfer, despite the things and people I love. Do not make my mistake and have to leave people you have grown to love in order to be happy. DO YOUR RESEARCH ABOUT EC.
Earlham is an awesome school full of amazing people and some really neat classes. I love the tight community and the close connection with faculty. There are also so many extracurricular activities and academic opportunities . I do wish the school had more political diversity. The school has great financial aid and scholarships too!