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Earlham College is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campus. As of July 1, 2016, Earlham College is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

Housing Costs

As a required part of the Earlham College student experience, housing and dining costs are part of a student’s semester bill.


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All housing spaces, whether in a residence hall or in a college house, are the flat rate of $3,010.00/semester for the 2020-21 academic year.  New housing rates are determined by the Earlham College Board of Trustees the spring semester before the upcoming academic year.


All students who live in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan.  Choices include plans with 10, 14, or 19 meals per week (see below).  Students living in the college houses, campus apartments, or who are exempt from housing are not required to have a meal plan, but Community Meal Plans are available in blocks of 20 and 40 meals.

For more information about Dining Services on-campus, please visit our Dining Services website.

2020-21 Academic Year 

19 Meal Plan 19 meals/week + $175 Quaker Points $2,664/semester
14 Meal Plan 14 meals/week + $200 Quaker Points $2,480/semester
10 Meal Plan 10 meals/week + $225 Quaker Points $2,260/semester

Each meal plan has the option to add either $100 or $200 additional Quaker Points for an equal increase in cost.

Note:  New students are required to have the 19 Meal Plan their first semester at Earlham College.


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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.