The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook for 2024 recognizes Earlham’s longstanding excellence in affordability and teaching.
The College is once again ranked among U.S. News’ Top 100 national liberal arts colleges. Earlham also ranks 24th for best value and 36th for best undergraduate teaching.
“Widening the path to an Earlham education has been a priority of my presidency,” Earlham President Anne Houtman said. “This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is an acknowledgement of this commitment and also a testament to the outstanding teaching and learning outcomes that we are known for.”
About 95 percent of Earlham students receive financial aid, which includes merit scholarships and need-based aid that significantly reduce the cost of attendance. Indiana students from low- and moderate-income backgrounds can also receive a tuition waiver through the INspire Earlham program.
Through the Epic Journey, Earlham’s signature student success program, all students receive up to $5,000 to participate in an internship, research experience or other career discerning experience in locations around the world.
In addition to the U.S. News recognition, Earlham was recently ranked 13th in the New York Times’ new college-access index, which features schools with the greatest economic diversity on campus.
In compiling the ranking, the New York Times used Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and other metrics to rank 286 of some of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities. Schools with the highest percentages of students receiving federal Pell grants ranked highest on the list.
Earlham was also recognized for excellence in higher education this fall by The Princeton Review’s Best 389 Colleges: 2024 edition and the Fiske Guide to Colleges’ annual guide of the nation’s “best and most interesting schools.” The Princeton Review ranked Earlham 7th nationally for “Best Classroom Experience” and 9th among the country’s most “LGBTQ-friendly” schools.
To see the full U.S. News rankings, visit usnews.com/colleges.