U.S. News and World Report ranks Earlham College among top national liberal arts colleges in a variety of categories. U.S. News ranks 178 national liberal arts colleges.
Of particular interest:
- 6th in largest percentage of international students
- 10th for commitment to undergraduate teaching
- 55th as ranked by high school counselors
- 73rd among national liberal arts colleges
"While acknowledging the inherent challenge in ranking college characteristics we are delighted that Earlham's emphasis on innovative, high quality teaching has been consistently recognized," says Jonathan Stroud, vice president for enrollment and communications. "Talented, motivated students are drawn to the opportunity to learn with this caliber of faculty."
"Earlham is a remarkable place, with a remarkable faculty," said Academic Dean Greg Mahler in his address to the incoming first-year class last month. "The faculty here are the real Earlham College, and their commitment to teaching, to teaching all of you, is what is special about Earlham. They have chosen to come to Earlham, rather than go to other small colleges or larger universities, for a reason. You are that reason."
Read Academic Dean Greg Mahler's complete remarks
"Our international diversity is an integral part of our identity," continues Stroud. "Students who come to Earlham will be influenced by this intentional active engagement with the diversity of contemporary society. The College has a commitment to creating a diverse faculty, staff and student body and to provide a context for learning about and experiencing diversity in our pluralistic world."
In addition to creating a home for international students on campus, Earlham was also singled out in a list of top schools for study abroad opportunities. Last year, Earlham ranked fifth. In this year's pre-publication rankings, this category was unranked.