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Earlham College is a private institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,063, its setting is city, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Earlham College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 82. Its tuition and fees are $40,020 (2012-13).
Earlham College is a small Quaker school in Richmond, Ind., about 70 miles east of Indianapolis and about 60 miles northwest of Cincinnati. Students at Earlham College can choose from more than 40 areas of undergraduate study, as well as master’s degree programs in education and religion. Students at Earlham College also have the opportunity to earn a minor in outdoor education or environmental studies by taking courses such as backpacking and kayaking through the school’s Wilderness Program. Earlham College is also notable for its programs and resources devoted to the study of Japanese language and culture.
Students at Earlham can get involved through more than 60 campus clubs, as well as recreational and club sports. More serious athletes can try out for the maroon and white Earlham College Quakers varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Notable Earlham College alumni include actor Michael C. Hall, who stars in the television show Dexter.
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Earlham College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are January 1 and December 1, respectively. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.5 percent and an early acceptance rate of 87.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||68.5%|
|Application deadline||February 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Earlham College is 10:1, and the school has 74.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Earlham College include: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Biology, General; Sociology; Fine and Studio Arts; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||60|
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Earlham College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,063, with a gender distribution of 43.5 percent male students and 56.5 percent female students. At this school, 96.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 4.0 percent of students live off campus. Earlham College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Earlham College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Earlham College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Earlham College, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Earlham College.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Earlham College, 61.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,950.
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|Tuition and fees||$40,020 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,910 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data