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Earlham Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Earlham College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.8%
Admission Difficulty for Earlham College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Earlham and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,451 out of 2,799 applicants were admitted making Earlham a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Earlham College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Earlham SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1260-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
44%
SAT Scores for Earlham College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Earlham College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1360

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Earlham College?

Earlham College typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Earlham College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >65%
1355 to 1450 Avg + 52%-65%
1260 to 1355 Avg - 39%-52%
1165 to 1260 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1165 Low <27%
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Earlham ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Earlham College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Earlham College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Earlham?

Admission data indicates that Earlham regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Earlham College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Earlham College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >67%
27 to 30 Avg + 52%-67%
25 to 27 Avg - 41%-52%
23 to 25 Reach 32%-41%
Less than 23 Low <32%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Earlham College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Earlham College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Earlham accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Earlham College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

60% of Earlham College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Earlham College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Earlham College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,430 1,369 2,799
Accepted 826 625 1,451
Acceptance Rate 58% 46% 52%
Enrolled 152 135 287
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 22% 20%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Earlham College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Earlham College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Earlham College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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