National Survey of Student Engagement

Level of Academic Challenge

78% of Earlham first-year students reported that “they read more than 10 assigned books or book-length packs of readings.” This compares with 66% reported by first-year students at peer institutions and with 37% reported by all NSSE first-year survey respondents.

Enriching Educational Experiences

80% of Earlham first-year students said “the institution substantially encourages contacts among diverse peers.” This compares with 68% reported by first-year students at peer institutions and with 59% reported by all NSSE first-year respondents.

Active and Collaborative Learning

84% of Earlham seniors reported that they had “discussed ideas from readings or classes outside of class.” This compares with 74% reported by senior students at peer institutions and with 66% reported by all NSSE senior respondents.

International Experience

78% of Earlham seniors “had a study abroad experience.” This compares with 58% reported by senior students at peer institutions and with 15% reported by all NSSE senior respondents.
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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
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