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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Earlham for value, commitment to student success
September 14, 2020
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guidebook for 2021 has recognized Earlham College for academic excellence, cost and its commitment to undergraduate teaching.
The popular resource for college-bound students ranks Earlham 28th for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and 29th for “Best Value” among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Institutions included on these lists emphasize the importance of undergraduate teaching and offer the highest quality academics for the price.
“Our classroom experience is truly special because students and faculty work in partnership to grow and discover new ways of thinking about some of the most pressing matters facing the world,” Earlham President Anne Houtman. “Our alumni remind us that the relationships our students form with their professors extend well beyond the four walls of the classroom and have a lasting impact on their future pursuits in life.”
Earlham is distinctive for its collaborative learning community that inspires and motivates students with transformative opportunities and experiences so they can become catalysts for good in a changing world. Earlham students also benefit from an opportunity rare in higher education, the offer of a funded internship, research experience or project virtually anywhere in the world.
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 advocates — and most credit Earlham for shaping their world views and preparing them for diverse and dynamic careers.
Earlham ranks in the top tier among all national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News’ annual college rankings. To compile the rankings, they compare hundreds of bachelor’s degree-granting institutions from across the United States on 15 diverse 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/best-colleges.
Brian Zimmerman, director of media relations