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Earlham recognized for value in list of top midwestern colleges

July 30, 2014

Great Value Colleges, a resource website for students pursuing higher education, named Earlham College one of 50 “Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.”

The website’s list of public and private schools emphasizes Earlham’s generous financial aid, faculty commitment to undergraduate teaching and selective admissions process as factors in its ranking.

“Earlham is one of the most dedicated to attracting serious students,” says Great Value Colleges on its website. “The average ACT score is above 28 and the average high school GPA is a 3.5. The College has been lauded as one of the premier liberal arts schools for undergraduate teaching, and the student-to-teacher ratio is an extremely low 10:1.”

To compile the list, Great Value Colleges used quality indicators to rank the schools. The indicators include graduation rate, freshmen retention rate, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of classes taught by graduate assistants, average entrance ACT scores, number of campus organizations, and number of academic programs.

Earlham was also recognized in 2013 by U.S. News and World Report as one of 40 “Great Schools at a Great Price.” The College was listed in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s Top 100 private colleges that provide high-quality academics at as reasonable cost.

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Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a "College That Changes Lives." We expect our students to be fully present: to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success. Earlham is one of only 40 national liberal arts colleges ranked among U.S. News and World Reports' "Great Schools at a Great Price."

Brian Zimmerman is director of media relations at Earlham College. He can be reached at (765) 983-1256 and zimmebr@earlham.edu.


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