Private 4 Year

Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana

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Earlham College overview
Location Richmond, Indiana
Online earlham.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Friends
Earlham College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Earlham College, located in Richmond, Indiana, is a private liberal arts college established in 1847 with a historical affiliation to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Characterized by a picturesque campus of 800 acres with notable Quaker-influenced architecture, the institution provides a serene setting amidst natural landscapes, promoting a close-knit and introspective academic environment. Approximately an hour?s drive from Indianapolis and Dayton, Earlham?s location allows for quiet study with accessibility to urban amenities. The college offers a diverse range of undergraduate programs with particular recognition in the life sciences, social sciences, and Japanese studies, fostering a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to education. Housing is predominately residential, encouraging student immersion in the campus experience. Earlham maintains a moderately selective admissions process. While not primarily recognized for its athletics, the college competes in Division III sports as the Earlham Quakers.

In the most recent statistical year 1,375 prospective students applied, and 1,007 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 172 enrolled in the school.  638 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 39 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $49,218 plus fees of $840.












Earlham is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1130/1380
ACT 24/32
GPA 3.67

Applications Accepted

Earlham College overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Earlham College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$840
Room and Board $12,448
Budget for Other Expenses$2,345
Total One Year Cost$65,851

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Earlham College students
Subject Percent of Class
General Studies 18%
Biology 17%
Social Sciences 14%
Physical Sciences 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150455 IPEDS survey data for Earlham College.

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