Earlham College

Admissions

Global thinking. Creativity. Curiosity. These are central to the Earlham experience and to creating a better world. Learn how Earlham prepares you to become a catalyst for change—for good.

Earlham seeks students who are curious and compassionate.

Our academics are rigorous for a reason: We want to help you become the best version of yourself, and our distinctive community will provide the support you need to achieve your goals. At Earlham, education is an all-in, immersive activity that takes place inside and outside the classroom.

Earlham seeks students who are academically prepared and intellectually curious. We also look for students who are comfortable in their own skin and embrace differences.

Sound like you? Learn how to apply.

More information and resources

Earlham is a community like no other. Our students and faculty are partners in learning, seeking truth wherever truth may lead. Learn more about Earlham at the links below.

Visit our campus

The best way to know whether Earlham is right for you is to see it—and experience it—for yourself. Come explore our beautiful campus and get a feel for our remarkable community.

Choose your path

From undergraduate admissions requirements to transferring to Earlham and finding a new major, we are here to help you find all the information you need to start your journey at Earlham.

Undergraduate

Earlham could be the place for you. For good.

Students from different countries pose for a photograph during multicultural graduation.

International

Equality, justice, respect and collaboration

A master's graduate student gets hooded on stage during commencement.

Graduate

Earlham will impact you for life.

Students from the politics class have a class discussion.

Transfer

Earlham could be the place for you to transform.

Cost & financial aid

We’re consistently ranked one of the country’s “Best Value” colleges by The Princeton Review. Why? Because we’re committed to creating financial access to qualified students from all backgrounds.

Students on campus outside of welcome center

Connect with us

Our admissions counselors are here to help you navigate the admissions process from start to finish. If you would like to hear a firsthand perspective on how impactful the Earlham experienc is, connect with one of our student ambassadors.

New Student Orientation photos

2023 NSO Welcome Carnival

Welcome Home Carnival

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2023 NSO Move-in

Move-in

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2023 NSO Hugs & See you soon

Hugs & see you soon

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2023 Lavender Graduation

Class of 2027

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2023 NSO International Student

International student welcome reception

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Next steps

EARLHAM ALERT:
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
EARLHAM ALERT:
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.