Fiske Guide to Colleges recognizes Earlham as one of nation’s ‘best and most interesting’ colleges

Earlham College has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions of higher education by the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The guide’s 2024 edition underscores Earlham’s nationally recognized classroom experience and strong commitment to career preparation, which includes ample opportunities to study abroad, and participate in internships and mentored research experiences. The guide has recognized Earlham as a choice destination in higher education since 1984.

“I’m so pleased that the Fiske Guide to Colleges continues to recognize Earlham as one of the nation’s truly distinctive institutions of higher education,” Earlham President Anne Houtman said. “Through our signature student success program, the Epic Journey, every student embarks on an experience of their own design and benefits from an unparalleled classroom experience where they are challenged and supported in equal measure.

“Earlham also offers an uncommon guarantee to every student: Funding up to $5,000 to participate in an internship, research, or other career discerning experience, nationally or internationally,” Houtman said. “This prepares our students to thrive after graduation.” 

When asked about Earlham, students interviewed by the guide rave about the classroom experience and the passion that their peers have for life-long learning and changing the world.

“Earlhamites come at all of their endeavors with their whole hearts,” one student shared with Fiske. “Professors at Earlham are clear in what they expect from students and help as much as they can,” another student said.

The guide also highlight’s Earlham’s vibrant campus life, which includes NCAA Division III and club sports, an equestrian and sustainable agricultural program, comedy shows and concerts and more than 50 student clubs and organizations.

Named after Edward Fiske, longtime education editor for the New York Times, the Fiske Guide to Colleges features profiles of 300 four-year public and private institutions in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland. 

Earlham is also featured by The Princeton Review for having a long and distinguished history as a leader in teaching and classroom experience. The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook names Earlham one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts schools and among the best for undergraduate teaching and value.

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