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Earlham College Data & Information Overview

69% Acceptance Rate
3% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Earlham College Ranked?

General Psychology Highest Ranked Major

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Overall Quality

Earlham was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Earlham?

69% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Earlham College has an acceptance rate of 69%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Earlham.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to Earlham submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 540 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Earlham College  ( 560 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Earlham College  ( 540 to 670 )
Earlham received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Earlham College  ( 26 to 30 )

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Earlham College Faculty

7 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Earlham, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 7 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Earlham College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Earlham College

76% Freshmen Retention
56% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Earlham College has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Earlham the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 56%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

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Earlham College Undergraduate Student Diversity

733 Full-Time Undergraduates
27.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 736 undergraduates at Earlham with 733 being full-time and 3 being part-time.

How Much Does Earlham College Cost?

$19,368 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
$26,360 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Earlham is $19,368. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Earlham

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,262 $15,864 $18,105 $26,973 $19,376

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Earlham, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Earlham, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,590 a year. That adds up to $26,360 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Earlham is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Earlham Graduates Make?

$43,449 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Earlham make about $43,449 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Earlham College

Indiana State
733 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Earlham College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Richmond, Indiana. Richmond is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Earlham are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 801 National Rd West, Richmond, IN 47374-4095
Phone: 765-983-1200

Earlham College Majors

40 Majors With Completions
222 Undergraduate Degrees
32 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Earlham College. Of these students, 222 received undergraduate degrees and 32 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 32 $31,096
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 17 NA
General Biology 17 NA
General Psychology 16 $24,243
Romance Languages 11 NA
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 11 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 11 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10 NA
Computer Science 10 NA
English Literature (Other) 10 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Earlham College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Earlham

5% Take At Least One Class Online
3% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 39 students took at least one online class at Earlham College. This is a decrease from the 57 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 39 24
2019-2020 57 57
2018-2019 30 16
2017-2018 23 8
2016-2017 32 17

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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