About Earlham College

Founded in 1847, Earlham College. is a Private college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,031 full time undergraduate students, and 71 full time graduate students.

The Earlham College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 115 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Earlham College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline1-Dec
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 61% were in the top quarter, and 30% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Earlham College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
50%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
50%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
50%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
17%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
50%
“We”re a very artistic group”
17%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
83%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
67%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
50%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
50%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
50%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
17%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
50%
“We”re a very artistic group”
17%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
83%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
67%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    42 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    27 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    42 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    44 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    44 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    44 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    44 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    44 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

Earlham College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Earlham College?

7 Students rated Earlham College

Eden - 11/20/2020

I am currently an on-campus, first-year student at Earlham College, so clearly, it is a, for lack of better words, bizarre time to begin a college experience. Your first year of college is something filled with so much uncertainty as is; uncertainty in regards to social life, academics, meal-plans, dorm rooms- just about everything that falls into the “college experience” is foreign. All of this is exacerbated amidst a global pandemic, yet what is remarkable about Earlham is that somehow, I still feel like I am integrated into the school’s community. There is something uniquely embracing about Earlham; this is one of the primary reasons I chose to attend this school. When I first toured here, before the pandemic, I was struck by how students, faculty, classes, and social life, among other things, are all interwoven to create a truly enriching environment. At Earlham, there exists a school culture in which academics, socialization, exploration, independence, collaboration, challenge, and comfort allow for growth and a thriving community. Once I realized that I would be entering Earlham college with COVID-19 still very much a relevant issue, I feared that it would not be feasible for such a community to continue, let alone for me to acclimate to it. Thankfully, and seemingly miraculously, this has not been the case. Although there are undoubtedly limitations imposed by the pandemic, the school has managed to continue fostering a sense of community while also managing to operate in a manner that prioritizes the said community’s safety. All of this goes to say that already within just one semester of being a student here, Earlham has earned a very special place in my heart. It has provided me with a vibrant community in a time that feels unprecedentedly isolating; something which holds inexpressible value. My educational and social experiences here are intertwined so that I am able to learn, challenge myself, grow, and thrive. Amidst the chaos associated with college-life and life in general, Earlham has provided me, and all of its students, with a warm and embracing home- something that all colleges should strive to achieve.

Diana - 12/01/2019

Earlham College is the school you want to go to for a caring professor and at your own pace education. Everyone is so helpful and there are many resources that are provided for you. From financial aid to the writing center, there is also tutoring and many office hours from the professors. It also has many different clubs and extracurriculars. These clubs vary and lead to many activities and entertainment. There are even many places where you can study. Our new Science building is quite modern with dry erase tables and projectors. It also has many study rooms which are perfect for all of us to do homework and study. There are also many programs and opportunities like EPIC. Where you are given the opportunity to explore a big travel and everything is provided for you in order to do research. It can lead you to discover your career opportunity you would like. The programs that are offered as well for first generation students are also very helpful like LIFT. It is a big resource to get informed on more of what you can get from our college. It gives you tips and many other resources for first generation students who feel lost or are having trouble. Overall Earlham College will always provide help and support for everybody to succeed. Earlham College is the place to be with friendly people and lots to do for your upcoming 4 years of college that you will not want to miss out on.

Karl - 03/10/2019

It is a very nice college did the virtual tour of it and it looks very nice and I hope that I can go there to learn art education so I can be an art teacher.

Dana - 06/15/2018

I love this college so much!! However, this school does have its weaknesses and it's not a school for everyone. This is not a place for people big on sports or those who wish to experience Greek life. That being said, I don't believe that you'd find a more welcoming, diverse, and warm environment. There's definitely room for improvement, but the students have such an active role in doing things, and that continually inspires me to do better myself.

Earlham College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Earlham College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Earlham College is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The important thing is not to think about what you want to do with your life, but what you want to learn next.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The school prides itself on high morals and Quaker ideals, but the reality of the situation is not the golden standard that the school would like to portray. This leads to somewhat of a disconnect between the students and adnimistration and board of trustees. It is very easy to get over this after a year, but some people are challanged by this

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    Friendly atmosphere and engaging community

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are an eclectic and ecentric grup of people spanning a variety of interests and activities, but all share the same desire for knowledge.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    There is nothing I wish I had known that I did not know already. Even if I had had questions, even those considering Earlham are encouraged to visit and talk to professors and other workers.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone willing to really learn, wants diversity and wants to be around liberal open-minded people.

    Read all  7 answers
  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    sorority, fraternity oriented (none on campus).

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Awesome !

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Quakers, biology, Japanese studies.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The school has one of the largest international student population, 20{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of my graduating class. This in combination with large Jewish, African American, and Quaker populations, due to its historic connection with the black civil rights movement and being a Quaker school. The high diversity allows for greater discussions in class and broad opinions.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The relationship between staff and students. Earlham being a Quaker-founded school, we call everyone by their first name--even the president! So right away many hierarchical barriers are taken down. You truly become friends with the staff--I even kept in contact with the ladies I work with at the registrar's office over the summer!

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    No transportation to assist students around the town or on campus.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Some of the students are hippies.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    We are all dirty hippies...

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Earlham would be the community and the people who choose to go there. You are not pressured to do something that you don´t want to do.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

1,031

Total Undergrad Enrollment

71

Total Grad Students

58%

Out-Of-State

22%

In-State

20%

International

Organizations

70

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

83%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Earlham College receive some sort of financial aid. 29% were awarded federal grants. While 46% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$45,300

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$9,570

Room and Board

56,070

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,240
$30 - $48K
$15,014
$48 - $75K
$21,256
$75 - $110K
$23,847
$110K & UP
$32,756

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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