Earlham College is a nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its challenging academics, global engagement, social concern and commitment to helping students plan lives of purpose and success.

Academic Excellence


Social Awareness and Service


  • 23,000 reported hours of community service by Earlham students
  • 13,000 reported hours of volunteer service and leadership shared by faculty and staff
  • 60 Bonner Scholars actively involved in service each year
  • 70 local service agencies supported by Earlham volunteerism


Campus 1sized

  • Located in Richmond, Indiana, named an All-America City in 2009
  • 800-acre campus, including 600-acre stretch of woods, streams, ponds, old fields and prairie used for scientific research and recreation. Additional College areas include an old growth forest and rock preserve.
  • Libraries with extensive holdings and online resources
  • 8 residence halls and 20+ theme and friendship houses

Global Engagement


  • More than 50 years of study abroad programs
  • 20+ semester, year and May Term off-campus programs
  • 70% of students participate in off-campus study



  • Ranked 29th (in the 98th percentile) among 1,533 institutions of higher learning in the U.S. in the percentage of graduates who go on to receive Ph.D.s.
  • Between 1992 and 2006, 10% of graduates went on to earn Ph.D.s.
  • Among the 2009 graduates who pursued graduate study, 90% are attending one of their top three choices of graduate or professional schools.



Earlham is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association.

College Profile

Student Body
1,120 undergraduates
56% women
17% minority
18% international
43 states represented
76 countries represented
1st-Yr Student Profile, 2012
1260/26 median SAT/ACT scores
30% in top 10th percentile of high school graduating class
61% in top 25th percentile of high school graduating class
75% acceptance rate
88% of students received College-based financial aid
104 full-time faculty
16 part-time faculty
11:1 student/faculty ratio
51% women
92% faculty with terminal degrees in their fields
14 average class size
$289 million College endowment value as of 6-30-2012
$20.2 million College financial aid budget for 2012-13
2013-14 Costs
Tuition $40,600
Room $4,190
Board $4,070
Fees $850
Total $49,710
2013-14 Estimated Expenses
Books and Supplies $1,200
Personal Expenses $1,800
Travel $500 - $2,000

Directory of Consumer Info

In accordance with federal regulations described in the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, Earlham has posted a listing of consumer information that must be available to all students at Earlham College.  Each topic links to the necessary information.

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