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Earlham ranks fifth nationally by Washington Monthly for the number of graduates who serve in the Peace Corps, the preeminent international service organization of the United States. Arielle Webb '14, pictured below, is the latest Earlhamite to serve in the Peace Corps. As a student, Webb achieved impressive international credentials as a volunteer in Costa Rica, Belize and Guatemala.

Earlham No. 1 across Indiana for contributions to public good

September 08, 2015

Earlham College is among the nation’s top institutions for contributing to the public good and the top liberal arts college in Indiana, according to Washington Monthly’s 2015 College Guide.

The annual guide ranks Earlham alongside other leading liberal arts institutions including Swarthmore, Reed, Pomona, Bates, Haverford and Macalester colleges.

Washington Monthly considered factors including social mobility, research and service when compiling the guide. Earlham ranks 5th nationally in the rankings for having more than 230 graduates serving in the Peace Corps, the preeminent international service organization of the United States.

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Arielle Webb ’14 will be the youngest Earlhamite currently in service with the Peace Corps when she departs for Guatemala later this month. As a student, Webb accumulated impressive international credentials, which included service to communities in Costa Rica, Belize and Guatemala while studying abroad and attending a training course about teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Earlham also ranks 25th in the guide for B.A. to Ph.D. rank, a distinction for institutions that produce cutting-edge scholarship.

“Year after year, we attract the kind of compassionate, independent thinkers from around the world who have a passionate desire to move the world forward,” Earlham President David Dawson says. “It’s no wonder that our students complete tens of thousands of hours of community service on and off campus every year.”

Earlham ranks No. 32 overall among the 248 liberal arts institutions ranked by Washington Monthly. In a separate ranking that highlights institutions offering a “Best Bang for Your Buck,” Earlham ranks 51st out of 403 Midwestern institutions.

For complete rankings, visit washingtonmonthly.com/college-guide/college-guide-rankings-2015-liberal-arts.

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Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a "College That Changes Lives." We expect our students to be fully present: to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success. 

 

Brian Zimmerman is director of media relations at Earlham College. Contact him at (765) 983-1256 or zimmebr@earlham.edu.

 

 

 

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