Chances of getting into Earlham College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Earlham College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Earlham and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,382 out of 2,119 applicants were admitted making Earlham a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Earlham College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Earlham SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Earlham College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Earlham College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1270

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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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Earlham College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >76%
1270 to 1380 Avg + 65%-76%
1160 to 1270 Avg - 52%-65%
1050 to 1160 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 1050 Low <39%
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Earlham ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Earlham College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Earlham College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 42 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
31 and Above Good >78%
28 to 31 Avg + 65%-78%
26 to 28 Avg - 55%-65%
24 to 26 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 24 Low <44%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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 #14 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 65% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Earlham College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,068 1,051 2,119
Accepted 735 647 1,382
Acceptance Rate 69% 62% 65%
Enrolled 140 131 271
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 20% 20%

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 IPEDS survey data for Earlham College.

Frequently Asked Questions

63% of students submit their SAT scores to Earlham. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Earlham. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1380. 63% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 31. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.