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Collegiate Profile


Student Body
1,019 students
54% women
25% minority
18% international
47 states represented
62 countries represented


1st-Yr Student Profile, 2014
1240/28 median SAT/ACT scores
41% in top 10 percent of high school graduating class
74% in top 25 percent of high school graduating class
65% acceptance rate
90% of students received College-based financial aid


110 full-time faculty
10 part-time faculty
10:1 student/faculty ratio
54% women
95% faculty with terminal degrees in their fields
12 average class size


Degrees Granted
Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts in Teaching


$405 million College endowment value as of 6-30-2014
$21.2 million College financial aid budget for 2013-14


2016-17 Costs
Tuition $44,370
Room $4,950
19-Meal Plan $4,620
Fees $930
Total $54,870


2016-17 Estimated Expenses
Books and Supplies $1,200
Personal Expenses $1,800
Travel $500 - $2,000


Academic Programs and Resources




  • Earlham is 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 percent of Earlham College 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.
  • Earlham College prepares students for lives of achievement and purpose.  As the success of our graduates demonstrates, Earlham excels at preparing to students to be agile, reflective, confident leaders who are well prepared to make a positive difference in the world. /outcomes/



  • 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.
  • Three significant construction projects for the sciences, visual and performing arts, and a welcome center
  • Additional natural areas set aside for scientific research including an old growth forest and a rock preserve.
  • 94% of students reside on campus
  • 8 residence halls
  • 20+ theme and friendship houses
  • 60+ student organizations

Service and Engagement


  • 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 service agencies supported by Earlham volunteerism



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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admissions