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Profile of Earlham College

Earlham is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Richmond, IN. The school has a Friends religious affiliation. Earlham is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Earlham than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include science, mathematics, art studies, drama and performing arts, and liberal arts.

Earlham Selectivity

Earlham does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 570 to 690 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 550 and 650. Earlham attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at Earlham are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 365 students (1, 325 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at Earlham attend full-time. The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Earlham belong to the North Coast Athletic Conference for major sports.

Earlham Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts138interdisciplinary studies, sociology, peace and conflict resolution, political science, English language and literature, area studies, Spanish language, Japanese studies, . . .
Science50biology, biochemistry, geology, chemistry, physics, biopsychology
Education and Teaching39secondary teaching, Education
Religion and Philosophy26ministry, philosophy, religion, theology and religious vocations, Jewish studies
Therapy and Counselling25psychology
Art Studies20art studies
Business and Management10business management
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Fine Arts0art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Photography and Commercial Art0photography
Media0journalism, communication and journalism

Contact: Earlham

Earlham College

801 National Rd West

Richmond, IN 47374-4095

General Phone: (765) 983-1200


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