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Earlham is a liberal arts college, offering more than 30 majors. Recently we’ve added several majors: creative writing, data science, exercise science, media and communications, and social services.

Our most popular majors in recent years have included:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer science
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Exercise science
  • Global management (business)
  • Japanese studies
  • Peace and global studies
  • Psychology

In addition to our undergraduate majors, we offer graduate degrees through our Graduate Programs in Education and the Earlham School of Religion. Undergraduate students who wish to pursue teaching as a career can participate in our 3+1 program, which allows them to obtain a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and an Indiana teaching license in just four years.

Learn more about our academic program

EPIC, or the Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum, is our way of helping students connect their academics to experiences that help them launch into their chosen path after Earlham—whether that’s a career, graduate or professional school, the Peace Corps, or something else entirely.

The EPIC Advantage is our guarantee that every student has access to funding and support for a significant, career-discerning experience, allowing them to apply the ideas and skills they learn in the classroom to working in organizations or taking part in substantive research projects anywhere in the world. Earlham students have used their Advantage to intern at NASA, Microsoft, and the Smithsonian, to conduct research alongside geology and computer science faculty in Iceland, and to work with pre-health faculty in addressing public health inequities in the Dominican Republic.

We also have robust study away programs for students who are looking to spend a semester (or more) in another location. Earlham has been doing off-campus study for more than five decades—it’s part of our DNA. And our programs are unique and affordable, which is why over two-thirds of Earlham students study off campus before graduation.

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We’re consistently ranked one of the country’s “Best Value” colleges by the Princeton Review, because we’re committed to creating financial access to qualified students from all backgrounds. We award scholarships, grants, loans and student employment to those showing high academic achievement and creative expression, those who demonstrate financial need, and qualified members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

This year, we’re excited to announce our new Heartland Scholarship. Students who live within about 150 miles of Earlham are eligible for this scholarship of $2,000 per year (renewable for four years; $8,000 total).

Learn more about our cost, available scholarships and financial aid

Earlham’s campus life is designed to provide support as well as freedom. We’re a residential campus, with most of our students living in residence halls or in campus-owned theme houses or apartments.

Student organizations are highly active on campus, providing plenty of social and leadership opportunities. From athletics to horseback riding to musical ensembles to student government, Earlham students participate in a vibrant and active campus life.

Learn more about student life at Earlham

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and 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) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.