Earlham College

Richmond, IN

Earlham, founded in 1847, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 800-acre campus is located in Richmond, 45 miles west of Dayton, Ohio.

Website: www.earlham.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,050
Undergraduate
Students
(54.2%) 569 Women
(45.8%) 481 Men
37
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 2,799 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
127 average
570-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,665
Tuition and Fees
$47,380
Room and Board
$10,885
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$41,892
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,133
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
107
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Richmond Population
36,345
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dayton
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
10.9% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.2% White
6.5% Unknown
International Students
21.4% from 72 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.3%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 4  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
801 National Road West
City, State, Zip
Richmond, IN 47374-4095
Phone
(765) 983-1600
Fax
(765) 983-1560
E-mail
admission@earlham.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 2,799 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 1,430 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 1,369 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
297 (20%) of 1,452 admitted students enrolled
Women
143 (17%) of 826 admitted students enrolled
Men
145 (23%) of 626 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
80% of 56 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
364
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
100

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.73
3.75 and Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
23%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
29%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
127 average
570-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
22%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
39%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
15%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 40%
Top quarter: 70%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,665
Tuition and Fees
$47,380
Room and Board
$10,885
Books and Supplies
$1,050
Other Expenses
$1,350
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Final deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001793
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
277 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
257 (93.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
257 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
161 (55.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$41,892
Need-Based Gift
Received by 257 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,312
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 210 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,743
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 50 (19.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
26 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,415

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
936 (90.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
916 (97.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
916 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
582 (50.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$40,345
Need-Based Gift
Received by 916 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,021
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 730 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,982
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 184 (20.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
118 (11.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,958

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,133
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
118
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,200
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Design
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Social sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
107
Part-Time Faculty
8
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
87%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,246,782
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
266
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Richmond Population
36,345
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dayton
Campus Size
800 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.2 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Richmond
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Soccer x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Soccer x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Soccer x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, gospel revelations chorus, dance alloy, club sports, student government, black student union
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,050
Women
569 (54.2%)
Men
481 (45.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,043
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
10.9% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.2% White
6.5% Unknown
International Students.
21.4% from 72 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
37

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Average Starting Salary
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.3%
Disciplines Pursued
Arts and Sciences 17%
Medicine 1%
Other 3%

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