Earlham College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Earlham College
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Earlham College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 58%, Earlham is not a highly selective school. Students, in general, with high grades and an impressive application are likely to be accepted. Interested students should visit the campus, and should check out the school's website for complete application instructions and important deadlines. Earlham accepts the Common Application, and students are encouraged to submit that application. Additional materials needed include a high school transcript, a teacher's recommendation, and a written personal statement. SAT and ACT are accepted, but optional. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Earlham College Description:

Earlham College, a small liberal arts college affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), is located in the town of Richmond, Indiana. Loren Pope featured Earlham in 40 Colleges That Change Lives. The college's 800-acre campus features attractive brick buildings and extensive areas of undeveloped fields and woods. Earlham sends an impressive number of its students on to earn doctoral degrees, and the majority of students spend at least a semester studying off campus. Earlham has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and it is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. In athletics, the Earlham Quakers compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, an NCAA Division III conference. Popular sports include soccer, track and field, basketball, soccer, tennis, and field hockey.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,102 (1,031 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,300
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,570
  • Other Expenses: $1,800
  • Total Cost: $57,870

Earlham College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $33,943
    • Loans: $6,647

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First-year Retention Rate: 80%
  • Transfer-out Rate: - %
  • Four-year Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Six-year Graduation Rate: 71%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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