What some of the nation’s top college guides say about Earlham

Earlham College has a long and distinguished history as a leader in teaching and classroom experience, according to some of the nation’s most read college guides.

In the 2022 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 387 CollegesEarlham is included on two “Great Lists” — Great Classroom Experience and Best Midwestern — compiled to celebrate the guide’s 30th anniversary. Institutions included in these lists have consistently appeared in previous editions.

These new accolades accompany Earlham’s traditional inclusion in The Princeton Review’s Best Value, Green Colleges, and Best Schools for Making an Impact rankings.

“At Earlham, we have a caring faculty who are committed to providing an extraordinary classroom experience to students from all over the world,” Earlham President Anne Houtman says. “By combining best-in-class teaching with the career-discerning opportunities presented by our distinctive EPIC Journey program, Earlham prepares students to thrive personally and professionally.”

In a national survey conducted by The Princeton Review, Earlham students reported that they “have a strong and close connection with professors” and that Earlham faculty are “amazing to work with” and “extremely available.”

Robert Franek, the editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review, recently mentioned Earlham on a Cincinnati, Ohio, radio talk show about the rankings.

“Earlham is such a fabulous school and we’ve been writing about them for my entire duration at The Princeton Review — a little over 20 years.

“Earlham … has such a compelling academic experience and the financial aid experience for students and parents that they should be considering them seriously on their list for the next academic year.”

“Earlham … has such a compelling academic experience and the financial aid experience for students and parents that they should be considering them seriously on their list for the next academic year.”

Robert franek, editor-in-chief, Princeton Review

U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook for 2022 has also once again 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.

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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.

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