Richmond, IN
Earlham College


45 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Christine
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Academically speaking Earlham is best known for it's Japanese Studies and Biology departments. Other departments such as Inte...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Academically speaking Earlham is best known for it's Japanese Studies and Biology departments. Other departments such as International Studies and Peace and Global Studies have also drawn students to the college. Other attractive features are the small size of the school, the more personal interaction with teachers (this includes calling all professors by their first name). The Quaker affiliation has also drawn students not only looking for a religious venue but also who are interested in acceptance that Quakers believe.

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

In finding the right college it is important to have an idea of the community you are looking for. Decide what is important for you not only accademically but also what sort of environment you think you would best be able to live in. What is most important is that you are happy at your college and learning what you want to learn. It is important not to get caught up with what is a more prestigeous school and rather what fits you, personally, the best. Make sure you visit the college! Colleges always try to make themselves pretty on paper but if possible stay the night at colleges you are seriously thinking about attending. That way you will better be able to get a sense of the town, and the on-campus environment and community. The best thing to remember is that learning can happen anywhere as long as you are motivated and happy. So make sure you choose a place that you are happy at.

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

I think some poor qualities of my school are the lack of what I think would be proper art and music facilities. Another thing is the difficulty to get permission to live in off campus housing. For the most part the average student will live in the dorms or college owned house all 4 years of attending Earlham college. In addition, if living in the dorms one must be included on the meal plan.

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

It is extremely important to have at least a small inkling about the academic background, alumni networking abilities in your...

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

It is extremely important to have at least a small inkling about the academic background, alumni networking abilities in your school and international experiences available. Living in a nurturing, small private college offers opportunities that are not found in large public universities. I believe that it helps one ground themselves and build confidence whereas large universities in cities offer the city but not necessarily the college community found in smaller private schools. It is a huge investment and it is important to choose a school and graduate on time.

What kind of person should attend this school?

International, liberal, outgoing and non-frat, non-sorority

What kind of person should not attend this school?

anyone who attends large state schools and believes sports, drinking and drugs are important. (main stream americans). Our school is 20 % international students from around the globe.

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

Ratings are not everything, Harvard with its honor system have people that cheat, we can't do that - that is reflected in our...

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

Ratings are not everything, Harvard with its honor system have people that cheat, we can't do that - that is reflected in our GPAs. A name does matter, but I belive Earlham will move up over the years.

What kind of person should attend this school?

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

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

I would encourage incoming college students and their parents to invest in their interests and motivations, and to access the...

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

I would encourage incoming college students and their parents to invest in their interests and motivations, and to access the value they seek in a college education. I would strongly recommend looking into smaller-name colleges, with an appreciation for an individualized education and overall college experience. Campus life is also integral to how one relates to their college and their peers, and it's important to choose a setting which enriches your goals. Keep an eye out for programs to study abroad as part of your major or general studies, and pursue opportunities unique to the campus, whether through a professor's expertise, a peer's cultural background, or surrounding the school's own issues and traditions. You'll find a more complete understanding of yourself if you are receptive to budding interests, new perspectives, and challenges alike.

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

I actually think that Earlham College presented itself accurately, as a close-knit community which supports a high-quality liberal arts education.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think Earlham is a wrong fit for a student who is entirely career focused, academically competitive, or single-minded in their interests and persuasions.

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

Talk to a counselor, visit, be realistic, apply early, be flexible.

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

Talk to a counselor, visit, be realistic, apply early, be flexible.

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

My major, the importance of what semester system a school has.

Martha
Describe the students at your school.

Nice people, for the most part, but a lot of them are very niave and don't know how to think independently.

Describe the students at your school.

Nice people, for the most part, but a lot of them are very niave and don't know how to think independently.

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

Be very careful to find out that financial aid and faculty aren't being cut due to the recession.

What's unique about your campus?

The acedemic programs are very good, especially in the sciences.

Laura
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates tend to be very interested and enthusiastic about what they are studying but also somewhat pretentious at times...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates tend to be very interested and enthusiastic about what they are studying but also somewhat pretentious at times.

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

Earlham is a Quaker school and puts emphasis on experiencial education and understanding non western ideas.

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

Something I did when I was choosing a college which helped me was really thinking about what I liked and disliked about my high school and using that information when looking at colleges. For example, my high school had very rigid general education requirements and I wasn't happy with that and so I looked for colleges with more flexible gen eds. In other words take the experiences you have already had in school and use them to figure out your own preferences about your future education. As for making the most of the college experience, seek people out who have things in common with you by getting involved with what you're interested in around campus, try new things, and go to campus events. Colleges bring a lot of free music, workshops, and lectures to their campuses, so take advantage of them. Finding a community to be a part of while you're in college will make all the difference. I also recomend studying abroad. My experience abroad was excellent and colleges tend to offer great opportunities to study in other countries.

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

Find something(s) that you enjoy both academically and socially. Enjoy yourself but also think practically. Consider your ...

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

Find something(s) that you enjoy both academically and socially. Enjoy yourself but also think practically. Consider your classes and activities. Think beyond the lecture, most of the best discussions occur outside of class. Don't forget to challenge your peers and yourselfs by considering opposing viewpoints. Remember that this is your time to learn and be a student. Cherish that opportunity and make the most of it for yourself. Make sure to keep yourself healthy throughout your time at college as these experiences and habits will last with you for the rest of your life.

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