the best and

MOST INTERESTING

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2023 has once again included Earlham among the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions of higher education. Through programs like the Epic Journey, Earlhamites are prepared for their future careers in fun and engaging ways.

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An education where passion meets possibility.

An Earlham education has never been so relevant and necessary as it is today. The problems of our time don’t come in neat packages. They’re complex and urgent, and they will only be solved through courageous, curious and innovative thinking.

That’s where Earlhamites come in.

Since our founding in 1847, Earlham has built a collaborative, global learning community. Through dialogue and action, this community inspires and motivates, demands and supports, and provides transformative opportunities and experiences. Earlham changes students, and those students change the world.

For good.

Your Epic Journey starts here.

Do you want to …

Make a difference on a global scale?
Live the startup life?
Find the cure?
Impact climate change?
Level the playing field in business?
Address issues of racial inequity?
Change a child’s life?
Change your community?
Change the world?

Learn how through the Epic Journey. This four-year program combines best-in-class teaching with best-in-class advising, funded research and internships, student organizations, athletics and other outside-the-classroom experiences that build leadership and collaboration skills. It connects your classroom and experiential learning with your professional goals, and gives you the ability to articulate how all of those Earlham connections will help you thrive in your work and life after Earlham.

 

Start your Epic Journey

Life around The Heart

Campus leaders Diana Tobon and Pablo Rios-Cruz created Pura Vida, a club for students from Spanish-speaking cultures.
Let every bowl and cone be full on National Ice Cream Day.
Just doing their duty: Visiting Ullery's on National Ice Cream Day.
Prof. Charlie Peck gets students up to speed on using drones for research.
JB Jarvi-Beamer talks about his latest work in Leeds Gallery.
Be sure to stop by the Welcome Center in Tyler Hall when you visit campus.
Andrew Bradley, one of the campus leaders who started Heart Market.
Getting and giving thoughtful feedback is a daily part of photography classes at Earlham.
Groundbreaking for retail center
Let's dance: Students enjoy their turn on stage during a dance event in the spring.
Campus leaders Diana Tobon and Pablo Rios-Cruz created Pura Vida, a club for students from Spanish-speaking cultures.
Let every bowl and cone be full on National Ice Cream Day.
Just doing their duty: Visiting Ullery's on National Ice Cream Day.
Prof. Charlie Peck gets students up to speed on using drones for research.
JB Jarvi-Beamer talks about his latest work in Leeds Gallery.
Be sure to stop by the Welcome Center in Tyler Hall when you visit campus.
Andrew Bradley, one of the campus leaders who started Heart Market.
Getting and giving thoughtful feedback is a daily part of photography classes at Earlham.
Groundbreaking for retail center
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 VB Wilmington 2021 9_14 XDO_0575
Let's dance: Students enjoy their turn on stage during a dance event in the spring.
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 Karim Sagna classroom French masked 2022 3_18 XDO_1576
Graduation 2022 5_21 XDO_6521
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Adirondack prank AWC Earlham Hall 2022 5_20 XDO_5619
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Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 ESR community meal Birkel Valentine 2021 11_16 XDO_5806
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Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 GPE photoshoot students faculty 2021 7_15 XDO_7433
Deer 2022 July DO2_0356
Ford Twumasi Townsend Community Center 2022 7_15 XDO_8305
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 GPE photoshoot students faculty 2021 7_15 DO2_2968
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Graduation 2022 5_21 XDO_6920
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 MSOC Heidelberg 2021 9_4 XDO_6745
Black Fashion Show BSU Black History Month 2022 02_27 XDO_3478
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 StephenJohnson_Kari Kalve with Tibetan Studies program and His Holiness the Dali Lama at his residence in McLeod Ganj, India
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 Earlham student tests her balance on slack line 289
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 20170921-5M6C2077
Baccalaureate 2022 5_21 XDO_6000
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Campus leaders Diana Tobon and Pablo Rios-Cruz created Pura Vida, a club for students from Spanish-speaking cultures.
Let every bowl and cone be full on National Ice Cream Day.
Just doing their duty: Visiting Ullery's on National Ice Cream Day.
Prof. Charlie Peck gets students up to speed on using drones for research.
JB Jarvi-Beamer talks about his latest work in Leeds Gallery.
Be sure to stop by the Welcome Center in Tyler Hall when you visit campus.
Andrew Bradley, one of the campus leaders who started Heart Market.
Getting and giving thoughtful feedback is a daily part of photography classes at Earlham.
Groundbreaking for retail center
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 VB Wilmington 2021 9_14 XDO_0575
Let's dance: Students enjoy their turn on stage during a dance event in the spring.
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 Karim Sagna classroom French masked 2022 3_18 XDO_1576
Graduation 2022 5_21 XDO_6521
_DSC3966
Adirondack prank AWC Earlham Hall 2022 5_20 XDO_5619
DSC02955
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 ESR community meal Birkel Valentine 2021 11_16 XDO_5806
DSC02416
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 GPE photoshoot students faculty 2021 7_15 XDO_7433
Deer 2022 July DO2_0356
Ford Twumasi Townsend Community Center 2022 7_15 XDO_8305
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 GPE photoshoot students faculty 2021 7_15 DO2_2968
_DSC2713
Graduation 2022 5_21 XDO_6920
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 MSOC Heidelberg 2021 9_4 XDO_6745
Black Fashion Show BSU Black History Month 2022 02_27 XDO_3478
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 StephenJohnson_Kari Kalve with Tibetan Studies program and His Holiness the Dali Lama at his residence in McLeod Ganj, India
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 Earlham student tests her balance on slack line 289
Life Around The Heart 2022 7_07 20170921-5M6C2077
Baccalaureate 2022 5_21 XDO_6000
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a history

of good

Earlham has always been a community committed to doing good and pursuing truth. Founded in 1847 by Quakers who moved north in an effort to avoid participating in a slave society, Earlhamites strive to do what’s right.

We’re a community that embraces people of all faiths and no faith. Today, only a small percentage of our students and faculty identify as Quaker—but our Quaker heritage is alive and well, including through the Principles and Practices that guide how we interact as a community and an institution. These values—respect for persons, integrity, peace and justice, simplicity, and community—serve as the foundation for how we live and learn together. Our commitment to one another and to the world endures—for good.

More about our history
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