Cost and

Affordability

Think a high-quality liberal arts education at a nationally ranked private college is out of reach? Think again.

A “Best Value” college

We know that affordability is at the forefront of your mind as you begin your college search. Rest assured, we’re here to help you navigate the financial aid process because we believe that every student should have access to a selective, nationally ranked institution such as Earlham College.

We’re consistently ranked one of the country’s “Best Value” colleges by The Princeton Review — not only because we’re committed to affordability, but because of the extraordinary opportunities our students have while they’re at Earlham and long after they graduate.

95% of students receive some form of
financial aid assistance at Earlham College.

Types of aid

A nationally ranked liberal arts college can be affordable. From scholarships and grants to loans and student employment, we award multiple types of aid to qualifying students.

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Why invest in Earlham?

Every student is guaranteed funding for an internship or research experience.

EPIC, the Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum, is a four-year journey through the liberal arts that integrates excellent classroom experiences with transformative learning experiences, including research, study abroad, internships, and leadership development, to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham.

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Every student is guaranteed funding for an internship or research experience.

EPIC, the Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum, is a four-year journey through the liberal arts that integrates excellent classroom experiences with transformative learning experiences, including research, study abroad, internships, and leadership development, to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham.

Our students are active partners in learning.

Learning at Earlham is collaborative. It happens in class lessons and discussions, through research projects on and off campus—even in the campus coffee shop. You and your faculty will engage in a learning partnership that is constant, expected and supportive.

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Our students are active partners in learning.

Learning at Earlham is collaborative. It happens in class lessons and discussions, through research projects on and off campus—even in the campus coffee shop. You and your faculty will engage in a learning partnership that is constant, expected and supportive.

Over decades, our community has developed intentional global influences and connections.

An Earlham education brings the world to Earlham and Earlham to the world. Our students come from over 30 countries and 40 different U.S. states, and over 60 percent of our students spend a semester or more studying away on one of our nationally-recognized off-campus study programs. Because we believe it’s not just what’s on the syllabus—it’s who’s in the classroom.

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Over decades, our community has developed intentional global influences and connections.

An Earlham education brings the world to Earlham and Earlham to the world. Our students come from over 30 countries and 40 different U.S. states, and over 60 percent of our students spend a semester or more studying away on one of our nationally-recognized off-campus study programs. Because we believe it’s not just what’s on the syllabus—it’s who’s in the classroom.

Caring community that challenges and supports.

There’s a Quaker belief that each one of us is a teacher, capable of bringing our own unique knowledge and understanding to the table. At Earlham, we hold that to be a powerful truth. From the college president to your professors, to students and staff, we’re each expected to contribute our voice and understanding to this shared enterprise. It’s one of the reasons we’re all on a first-name basis—no titles here.

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Caring community that challenges and supports.

There’s a Quaker belief that each one of us is a teacher, capable of bringing our own unique knowledge and understanding to the table. At Earlham, we hold that to be a powerful truth. From the college president to your professors, to students and staff, we’re each expected to contribute our voice and understanding to this shared enterprise. It’s one of the reasons we’re all on a first-name basis—no titles here.

You will choose a major and have time to take classes in other subjects that interest you.

Our academics are rigorous because we care about the members of our community, and we want each person to reach their individual potential in order to live their fullest life. Rigor at Earlham means challenging conventional views, encouraging critical thinking and raising the bar so students do more than they previously expected of themselves—all with the mentorship and support of our community.

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You will choose a major and have time to take classes in other subjects that interest you.

Our academics are rigorous because we care about the members of our community, and we want each person to reach their individual potential in order to live their fullest life. Rigor at Earlham means challenging conventional views, encouraging critical thinking and raising the bar so students do more than they previously expected of themselves—all with the mentorship and support of our community.

Why invest in Earlham?
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  • Caring community 04
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Every student is guaranteed funding for an internship or research experience.

EPIC, the Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum, is a four-year journey through the liberal arts that integrates excellent classroom experiences with transformative learning experiences, including research, study abroad, internships, and leadership development, to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham.

Learn more ⟶

Every student is guaranteed funding for an internship or research experience.

EPIC, the Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum, is a four-year journey through the liberal arts that integrates excellent classroom experiences with transformative learning experiences, including research, study abroad, internships, and leadership development, to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham.

Our students are active partners in learning.

Learning at Earlham is collaborative. It happens in class lessons and discussions, through research projects on and off campus—even in the campus coffee shop. You and your faculty will engage in a learning partnership that is constant, expected and supportive.

Learn more ⟶

Our students are active partners in learning.

Learning at Earlham is collaborative. It happens in class lessons and discussions, through research projects on and off campus—even in the campus coffee shop. You and your faculty will engage in a learning partnership that is constant, expected and supportive.

Over decades, our community has developed intentional global influences and connections.

An Earlham education brings the world to Earlham and Earlham to the world. Our students come from over 30 countries and 40 different U.S. states, and over 60 percent of our students spend a semester or more studying away on one of our nationally-recognized off-campus study programs. Because we believe it’s not just what’s on the syllabus—it’s who’s in the classroom.

Learn more ⟶

Over decades, our community has developed intentional global influences and connections.

An Earlham education brings the world to Earlham and Earlham to the world. Our students come from over 30 countries and 40 different U.S. states, and over 60 percent of our students spend a semester or more studying away on one of our nationally-recognized off-campus study programs. Because we believe it’s not just what’s on the syllabus—it’s who’s in the classroom.

Caring community that challenges and supports.

There’s a Quaker belief that each one of us is a teacher, capable of bringing our own unique knowledge and understanding to the table. At Earlham, we hold that to be a powerful truth. From the college president to your professors, to students and staff, we’re each expected to contribute our voice and understanding to this shared enterprise. It’s one of the reasons we’re all on a first-name basis—no titles here.

Learn more ⟶

Caring community that challenges and supports.

There’s a Quaker belief that each one of us is a teacher, capable of bringing our own unique knowledge and understanding to the table. At Earlham, we hold that to be a powerful truth. From the college president to your professors, to students and staff, we’re each expected to contribute our voice and understanding to this shared enterprise. It’s one of the reasons we’re all on a first-name basis—no titles here.

You will choose a major and have time to take classes in other subjects that interest you.

Our academics are rigorous because we care about the members of our community, and we want each person to reach their individual potential in order to live their fullest life. Rigor at Earlham means challenging conventional views, encouraging critical thinking and raising the bar so students do more than they previously expected of themselves—all with the mentorship and support of our community.

Learn more ⟶

You will choose a major and have time to take classes in other subjects that interest you.

Our academics are rigorous because we care about the members of our community, and we want each person to reach their individual potential in order to live their fullest life. Rigor at Earlham means challenging conventional views, encouraging critical thinking and raising the bar so students do more than they previously expected of themselves—all with the mentorship and support of our community.

We are here to help.

Earlham awards more than $32 million in aid each year, and our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you navigate your financial aid options and the application process.

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