Earlham College

Earlham College Fast Facts

Earlham’s international character makes it special. Internationalism is woven into the fabric of Earlham where classroom learning goes hand-in-hand with experiencing the diversity of the world. Earlham actively recruits students from across the United States and the world. Fifteen percent of Earlham’s 1,200 undergraduates are international students. Students from Afghanistan and Palestine mix easily with those from Indiana, Pennsylvania, Oregon and more than 40 other states on Earlham’s tree-lined east-central Indiana campus, where diversity is celebrated. Nearly 65 percent of Earlham students and 60 percent of the faculty have participated in study off-campus. As a part of the College’s general education program, students complete an international diversity requirement, including proficiency in a second language. More than 200 courses throughout Earlham’s curriculum include international themes and content.

The quality of Earlham’s academic program is demonstrated by students’ abilities to compete for and receive nationally competitive awards.  Earlham seniors have been very successful in achieving recognition through awards of national fellowships, such as the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowships and others.  Earlham is one of only four liberal arts colleges that had a student place in the top 200 in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

  • An Earlham education is rooted in the Quaker values of tolerance, equality, justice, respect, and collaboration, and engages students with a changing world.
  • Earlham is ranked 29rd (98th percentile) among 1,533 U.S. institutions of higher learning in the percentage of graduates who go on to receive Ph.D.s, and is 10th (99th percentile) in producing Ph.D.s in the biological sciences  and 14th (99th percentile) in the life sciences.
  • 65% of Earlham students study off campus in more than 20 countries and throughout the United States

Basic Facts

Location:  Richmond, IN

Number of Undergraduates:  1063

Percentage of Black students:  7%

Percentage of Latino students:  8%

Overall 4 year graduation rate:  61%

Overall 5 year graduation rate: 72%

4 year Black male graduation rate:  60%

4 year Black female graduation rate:  56%

4 year Latina graduation rate:  77%

4 year Latino graduation rate:  56%

North Lawndale Alumni graduates: 0

North Lawndale Alumni persistence rate (returning to school beyond 4 semesters):  n/a

Average % of financial need met:  91%

Estimated cost of attendance:  $51,130

Average indebtedness at graduation:  $24,018

Admission Contact:  Maggie Jackson   shankma@earlham.edu

Alumni Network Contact:

Current Alumni who attend Earlham:  Terrion Hill ’12 and Katrina Pipes ’12

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Academic Enrichment Center AEC focuses its  work on aiding and enhancing the broad range  of academic skills necessary for  all Earlham College students to be  successful.

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