U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook for 2022 has recognized Earlham College for academic excellence, value, innovation, study abroad opportunities and a commitment to undergraduate teaching.
The popular resource for college-bound students consistently ranks Earlham among its top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges. Among institutions in that prestigious category, Earlham has been ranked 16th for Best Value; 20th for study abroad, 42nd among Most Innovative Schools; 48th for Best Undergraduate Teaching; 4th for the percentage of international students; and 16th for A+ Schools for B Students. “A+ Schools for B Students” is a list for institutions with a comprehensive admissions philosophy that looks beyond students who earn straight A’s.
“This recognition across a variety of categories confirms what we see in practice every day: the extraordinary commitment of our faculty and staff, and the transformative value of an Earlham education,” says Earlham President Anne Houtman. “I’m deeply grateful to our community for providing the mentorship and opportunities that allow our students to thrive at Earlham and after graduation.”
Earlham is a collaborative learning community that inspires and motivates students with unparalleled opportunities and experiences so they can become catalysts for good in a changing world. Central to the Earlham experience is the Epic Journey, A four-year exploration of the liberal arts that combines excellent classroom experiences with transformative co-curricular experiential learning, to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham. This integrated, intentionally designed approach connects best-in-class teaching with professional discernment, advising, off-campus study, funded research and internship opportunities and leadership development.
Earlham alumni are leaders in a variety of fields — from science to business to international affairs to the arts. Earlham graduates are winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, the Golden Globe Award, the Rhodes and Knight-Hennessy scholarships. They also include diplomats, doctors, teachers and activists — and most credit Earlham for shaping their world views and preparing them for diverse and dynamic careers.
To compile the rankings, U.S. News compares thousands of bachelor’s degree-granting institutions from across the United States on 17 measures of academic quality. These rankings heavily favor schools that are successful at retaining and graduating students while providing them with access to quality, full-time instructors. U.S. News also considers expert opinions, alumni giving, the selectivity of admissions, and the average spending per student on instruction, research and other student services.
To see the full rankings, visit usnews.com/colleges.