About-Dev2 | Earlham College



Earlham College is a nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its challenging academics, global engagement, social concern and commitment to helping students plan lives of purpose and success.

Intellectually Challenging


Socially Concerned


  • 23,000 reported hours of community service by Earlham students
  • 13,000 reported hours of volunteer service and leadership shared by faculty and staff
  • 60 Bonner Scholars actively involved in service each year
  • 70 local-community service agencies supported by Earlham volunteerism

Globally Engaged


  • More than 50 years of study abroad programs
  • 20+ semester, year and May Term off-campus programs
  • 70% of graduates participate in off-campus study

Future Directed


  • Ranked 29th (in the 98th percentile) among 1,533 institutions of higher learning in the U.S. in the percentage of graduates who go on to receive Ph.D.s.
  • Between 1992 and 2006, 10% of graduates went on to earn Ph.D.s.
  • Among the 2009 graduates who pursued graduate study, 90% are attending one of their top three choices of graduate or professional schools.



  • 16 varsity sports
  • 6 intercollegiate club sports
  • Compete in NCAA Division III, in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • 30% of students play on intercollegiate teams
  • 50% of students participate in recreational sports


Campus 1sized

  • Located in Richmond, Indiana, named an All-America City in 2009
  • 800-acre campus, including 600-acre stretch of woods, streams, ponds, old fields and prairie used for scientific research and recreation. Additional College areas include an old growth forest and rock preserve.
  • Libraries with extensive holdings and online resources
  • 8 residence halls and 20+ theme and friendship houses

Earlham is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association.

Directory of Consumer Info

In accordance with federal regulations described in the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, Earlham has posted a listing of consumer information that must be available to all students at Earlham College.  Each topic links to the necessary information.

College Profile

Student Body
1,120 undergraduates
56% women
17% minority
18% international
43 states represented
76 countries represented
1st-Yr Student Profile, 2012
1260/26 median SAT/ACT scores
30% in top 10th percentile of high school graduating class
61% in top 25th percentile of high school graduating class
75% acceptance rate
88% of students received College-based financial aid
104 full-time faculty
16 part-time faculty
11:1 student/faculty ratio
51% women
92% faculty with terminal degrees in their fields
14 average class size
2013-14 Costs
Tuition $40,600
Room $4,190
Board $4,070
Fees $850
Total $49,710
2013-14 Estimated Expenses
Books and Supplies $1,200
Personal Expenses $1,800
Travel $500 - $2,000
$289 million College endowment value as of 6-30-2012
$20.2 million College financial aid budget for 2012-13
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