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EARLHAM COLLEGE, RICHMOND, INDIANA

Richmond, IndianaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1847Established Year
  1128Enrollment

Earlham College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Founded in 1847, Earlham College, Richmond, is a private non-profit liberal arts institution located in Indiana, USA. Known as one of the founding members of The Great Lakes College Association, the college stands among 40 other colleges from the book “Colleges That Change Lives” by Loren Pope. Thus, making it an appropriate choice for the students who are planning to study in the USA.

The institution enrolls around 1,100 (1,104 Fall 2018) students with 1,050 undergraduate and around 21% international students. The college has garnered a reputed name in the US Education System and offers undergraduate programs in over 40 areas with a limited number of masters programs mainly confined to Education and Theology.

The undergraduate programs areas of studies available at the institute include Ethnic, cultural and Gender studies, Biology and biomedical; sciences, Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing Management, among others. The student-faculty ratio at the college is 10:1 and most of the classes have a class size of 20 students which ensure a comprehensive classroom atmosphere open for discussions and doubt clarification.

Nearly 9% of the graduates from Earlham College opt for PhD programs. With an acceptance rate of 63%, Earlham College is open for admissions in Fall and Spring semesters for most of its courses. The institute has more than 90% of its graduates placed in renowned organizations in the USA and across the world with an average starting salary of 35,000 USD which only adds to the list of credibilities of the college.

Rankings

  • The University is ranked at #80 in National Liberal Arts Colleges, #25 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #34 in Best Value Schools as per US News and Report.
  • Niche rates the College in Most Diverse Colleges in America at # 26 of 1,583, in Best Christian Colleges in America at #52 of 358, and in Best Colleges for International Relations in America at # 75 of 224.
  • The Earlham College ranks as one of the best 20 institutes for best classroom experience, according to The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” released in August 2019.
  • It is also ranked as one of the top 20 percent of 650 colleges according to Fobes 10th annual America’s Top Colleges Ranking.
  • It is ranked 25th for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”, 34th for “Best Value,” and 7th for the number of international students on campus.
  • According to U.S. News and World Report, Earlham College is one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the nation.
  • Within 1,592 institutions it ranks 12th in the Life Sciences, 46th in Social Sciences, 51st in Business, and 58th in Humanities for the number of graduates who opt for Ph.Ds.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Establish Year1847
Campus SettingUrban
On-Campus ResidenceAvailable
Academic CalendarSemester Based
Session IntakesFall, Spring, and Summer
Acceptance Rate63%
International students21%
Annual Cost of Attendance62,738 USD
Student-Faculty Ratio10:1
Class Size20
Graduation Rate64%
Financial AidAvailable (Aids, Grants, and Scholarships)
Websitewww.earlham.edu

Campus and Accommodation

The college has an 800-acre campus full of natural resources, old fields, and prairies used for scientific research and recreation.

  • The campus also has a fitness center, sports facilities, and Bethany theological seminary.
  • On-campus housing and dining facilities are also provided for candidates at the university campus.
  • A few key attractions in The Earlham campus include –
    • The Lilly Library: Constructed in 1962, it was named after Eli Lilly and J.K. Lilly is the central facility for a library, media, and IT resources. It has 61,000 square feet of space on three levels with different sets of study environment: group study rooms, lounge chairs, and couches, individual carrels and tables.
    • Joseph Moore Museum: It provides Earlham students with an opportunity to learn about nature, the ancient world, and its people. It has a vast collection of anthropology, mammalogy, herpetology, etc.
    • Athletics and Wellness Center: It provides different programs including group fitness classes, yoga, water fitness, massage, fitness assessments, and personal training. Different workshops are also conducted throughout the year on topics including stress management, nutrition, alcohol and substance education, tobacco cessation, and bystander intervention.
    • Darrell Beane Stadium: Established in 2007, the stadium is home to football, hockey and track teams with a seating capacity of 2,000 and 6,500 square-feet building for locker rooms, training rooms, storage, and restrooms.
    • Runyan Center: The center is known to organize student gathering and organizational meetings. It has a Leeds Gallery that is known for displaying all sorts of art, coffee shops, a computer station, and lounge settings.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • The college has eight traditional housing providing residence halls namely, Barrett Hall, Bundy Hall, Earlham Hall, Hoerner Hall, Mills Hall, Olvey-Andis Hall, Warren Hall, and Wilson Hall
  • The college also has theme houses wherein the Blue shutter is an LGBT house having 7 beds, Cunningham Cultural Center is African/African American Cultural Center with 3 beds, Foster House is with Outdoor Education theme having 9 beds, Fry House with Sustainable Agriculture theme has 10 beds, The environmental theme house 417 College Ave.has 5 beds, Garner House, the Mindfulness House also has 5 beds, Hobbs House with Deutsches Haus theme has 4 beds.
  • The college has four friendship theme accommodations and Campus village apartments also.
  • Campus Village Apartments: This housing program consists of 44 apartments in one-, two-, and three-bedroom settings on the south side of campus near. It provides an opportunity for the student to experience independent living within the campus.
  • All the accommodations have basic furniture and fixtures, wireless internet, TV connections, common kitchen and laundry facilities, lounges, and other facilities.
  • All these housing facilities are equipped with basic and comfort amenities including fitness center Laundry rooms, study rooms, etc.
  • The annual rentals and meals vary from approximately 11,350 USD to 15,500 USD depending on the type of accommodation and the meal plans opted by the students.

To apply for the room and board services at Earlham, you will need to -

  1. Get Earlham email and set up an account on “The Heart” portal
  2. Complete Alcohol Assessment Survey
  3. Complete Student Housing Application

Courses

  • The College offers a range of courses for international students including undergraduate programs in over 40 areas and a limited number of masters programs mainly confined to Education and Theology.
  • There are several programs offered by the institute such as 33 majors, 36 minors, 17 integrated pathways, and 3+1 year programs for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs.
  • The undergraduate programs have main areas of study that include Ethnic, cultural and Gender studies, Biology and biomedical; sciences, Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing Management, Communication, Linguistics, Social science, Visual and Performing Arts. The student-faculty ratio is 10:1 and most of the classes have a class size of 20 students.
  • The college has around 20 pathways programs mainly in the areas of African & African American Studies, Ancient And Classical Studies, Archaeology, Art, Athletics, Wellness & Physical Education, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese Languages, to name a few.
  • The college offers graduate programs that include Master's degrees in Teaching and Education. The programs of theology and religion with degrees like Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, and Master of Ministry are also offered by the college.

Earlham College, Indiana Application Process

How to apply?

Application portal:Common Application or Earlham Application

Application fee: 35 USD Nonrefundable

Biasc admission requirements:

  • Standardized Test Scores: SAT and ACT recommended for undergraduates. The admitted students had SAT 1200-1360 and ACT from 26-31. Graduate programs GRE/GMAT scores are recommended.
  • Official transcripts of High school/College degree. These transcripts must be attested by the issuing university or Board.
  • English Language proficiency test(s) IELTS 6.0, or TOEFL iBT 80 for international non-native English speaking applicants through the recommended scores are much higher..
  • Personal Essay and two letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors are required.
  • Financial support documents
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Copy of Passport ID pages
  • The students also need to complete the Scholarship Profile if they require need-based scholarships/grants at the time of admission itself.
  • The documents are to b forwarded at Yuliya Cormier, Assistant Director of International Admissions;

Email: intl-admissions@earlham.edu, Phone: 765-983-1600, Fax: 765-983-1560

English Language Proficiency Test Scores minimum requirement:

TestUndergraduate and Graduate applicantsRecommended
SAT-EBRW400600
ACT Reading2026
TOEFL iBT8092
IELTS6.07.0
DUOLINGO105 – 

Earlham College, Indiana, Cost of Attendance

It is recommended that prospective candidates of the institute have a plan regarding their estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US. Following is an estimated cost of attendance, according to the present data available of the “College Cost for 2020-21”:

Tuition47,106
Student Fees985
Room & Board (6020+5327)11,347
Books and Supplies1,200
Health Insurance1,050
Personal Expenses1,050
Total62,738

Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • The institute offers a range of awards, loans and scholarships for international students to study in the USA.
  • The college offers merit scholarships on the basis of admission application to freshmen renewable for four years.
  • Merit Scholarship: The scholarship amount varies from 12,500 USD to 45,500 USD, granted to every international student who maintains the required GPA over eight semesters.
  • The Quaker Fellow Scholarship is awarded to those students who keep their participation in the religious Society of Friends and are renewed by taking the yearly academic performance into consideration.
  • The Bonner Scholarship is a need-based scholarship given to those who demonstrate successful voluntary community services and Carleton B. Edwards Chemistry Scholarship is an achievement-based award given by the college.
  • The international students get an opportunity to work on and off-campus and get an opportunity to get the earnings offsetting their tuition or college dues.
  • The provision of applying for student loans and need-based financial aid is also available.
  • Institutional Grants: The amount depends on demonstrated financial need and academic performance.

Note: The total financial award(scholarship+grant) should not exceed the tuition fees.

Alumni Network

  • The college has an alumni society that works for professional development and promotes the prestigious college.
  • The alumni have access to the portal known as ‘The heart’ Which is password protected.
  • The alumni society maintains a connection through various platforms of social media and organizes homecoming and other events.
  • The alumni also give alumni awards and organize various sports events, seminars, workshops, and recreational programs for the members and the students of the university.
  • Notable alumni of the university include
    • Michael C Hall, Actor, and Producer
    • Frances Moore Lappe, Author, and Researcher
    • Maurice Manning, Poet
    • Jim Fowler, Zoologist
    • Margret Hamilton- Computer Scientist
    • Larry Overman, Professor
    • Liza Donnelly- Cartoonist and writer

Placements

The University has a Center for Career and Community Engagement that works towards counseling and advising students in the areas of finding internships and jobs, providing career guidance, searching Graduate School Resources, and connecting them to prospective employers and job resources.

The center provides experiential learning opportunities and also conducts various workshops on topics like safe job hunting, Interview preparation techniques, Resume writing workshop, etc. to enhance the employability skills. The center develops community engagements through service, research, and civic action and helps in providing internships to the students.

About 90% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation earning around USD 35,000 per year against the national average of USD 33,028.

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Earlham College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1166
FAFSA Code001793
Application Cost$150
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$45,500 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score129511901400 44%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing655610700-
Mathematics640580700-
ACTCheck Detailed Score282530 47%
English282530-
Mathematics262427-

Earlham College Acceptance Rate

51.8%

Acceptance Rate

2799

Total Applicants

1166

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

43.9%

Male

56.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program51.8%
Total Applicants2068
Total Enrolled1072
Graduate
Graduate Programs51.6%
Total Applicants182
Total Enrolled94

Earlham College Enrollment

Enrollment
Earlham College Enrollment1166
Undergraduate Enrollment1072
Graduate Enrollment94
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate68.0%

Attendance Cost

$45,500

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$45,500 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,920 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,800 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,920 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,800 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,800 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,800 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
18681687181-
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    based on 2 students ratings

    8.3/10

    8/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    7.5/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Sharad pratap mitra, INDIA Bachelor international studies
    Earlham College
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    8.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    A TOUR OF EARLHAM UNIVERSITY THROUGH MY EYES

    I always had the desire of pursuing my graduations from United States of America. I did a lot of brainstorming and research before applying for this particular University. I had also applied for other reputed educational institutions offering specialisation in liberal arts including Westmont College and Alvernia University. I got selected into the College first and applied through the Earlham Application available on the official website.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The subjects included in my curriculum are the introduction to comparative politics and international relations, introduction to economic theories, social science research methods, senior capstone experience. I was provided with in-depth knowledge and conception about the prevalent socioeconomic backgrounds of different countries in the world and the diplomatic trade relations essential to maintain global peace and harmony.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
    03, Dec 2019 read more
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    Shweta agate, NEPAL International studies
    Earlham College
    , Batch : 2022
    8.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY EXPERIENCE AT EARLHAM UNIVERSITY.

    I always had the desire of pursuing my graduations from the US. I did a lot of brainstorming and research before applying for this particular University. I had also applied for other reputed educational institutions offering specialization in liberal arts, including Westmont College and Alvernia University. I had chosen this college because Earlham College's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges in national liberal arts is #80. I passed my 12th standard board examination with a score of 95 in English. The application process was completed at the common application, an amount of $35 was also charged for the same.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The subjects included in my curriculum are the introduction to comparative politics and international relations, introduction to economic theories, social science research methods, senior capstone experience. The course provided me with in-depth knowledge and conception about the prevalent socioeconomic backgrounds of different countries in the world and the diplomatic trade relations essential to maintain global peace and harmony.

    8 /10
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    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
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