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
1,060
Undergraduate
Students
(55.3%) 586 Women
(44.7%) 474 Men
66
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
3.69
SAT Math
580-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
610-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,850
Tuition and Fees
$46,450
Room and Board
$10,400
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$43,032
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,830
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
106
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
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.0% Asian
13.5% Black/African-American
9.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.0% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students
21.0% from 54 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
58%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.9%
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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 Not Reported
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
$35
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 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 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
158 (19%) of 826 admitted students enrolled
Men
139 (22%) 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
3.69
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
580-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
26%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
26%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
18%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
26%
Score of 24 - 29
57%
Score of 18 - 23
17%
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: 29%
Top quarter: 64%
Top half: 92%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,850
Tuition and Fees
$46,450
Room and Board
$10,400
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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
March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001793
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
277 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
258 (93.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
258 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
143 (55.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$43,032
Need-Based Gift
Received by 258 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,564
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 209 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,717
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 49 (19.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
26 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,203

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
934 (90.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
894 (95.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
894 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
449 (50.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$42,386
Need-Based Gift
Received by 894 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,896
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 725 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,991
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 180 (20.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
118 (11.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,981

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,830
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
Not reported
Number of Awards
118
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Religious Involvement
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
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Interdisciplinary studies, Biological/life sciences, Physical sciences
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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
106
Part-Time Faculty
4
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
92%
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
 
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

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General

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
98% 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
2%
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
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Soccer x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Soccer x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
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, football, 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
1,060
Women
586 (55.3%)
Men
474 (44.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,051
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.0% Asian
13.5% Black/African-American
9.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.0% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students.
21.0% from 54 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
66

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
58%
Average Starting Salary
58%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.9%
Disciplines Pursued
Arts and Sciences 17%
Medicine 1%
Other 3%

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