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Get the facts about Earlham College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Earlham College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Earlham College was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Earlham landed the #419 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 44 colleges in Indiana, Earlham is ranked at #13.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Earlham?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Earlham College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 52%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 44% 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 610 and 700. Math scores were between 580 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Earlham College  ( 610 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Earlham College  ( 580 to 700 )
Earlham received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Earlham College  ( 25 to 30 )

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Earlham College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Earlham, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 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 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Earlham College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Earlham College has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. 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  86 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 60%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Earlham

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,050 undergraduates at Earlham with 1,043 being full-time and 7 being part-time.

Earlham Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 96.30 out of 100, Earlham is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.30 out of 100
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How Much Does Earlham College Cost?

The overall average net price of Earlham is $19,478. 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 +
$15,973 $13,912 $18,326 $20,807 $28,232

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Earlham, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,067 a year. That adds up to $24,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Earlham is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Earlham Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Earlham with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $35,000 in their early years. This is about 12% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Earlham College make the most money.

Location of Earlham College

Located in Richmond, Indiana, Earlham College is a private not-for-profit institution. Richmond is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Earlham College

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Earlham College. Of these students, 229 received undergraduate degrees and 21 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
General Psychology 22 NA
Computer Science 22 NA
Business Administration & Management 21 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 13 NA
General Biology 10 NA
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 10 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 10 NA
Economics 8 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8 NA
Sociology & Anthropology 8 NA

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

Online Learning at Earlham

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 23 students took at least one online class at Earlham College. This is a decrease from the 32 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 23 8
2016-2017 32 17
2015-2016 45 9
2014-2015 42 18
2013-2014 30 9

Learn more about online learning at Earlham College.

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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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