Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana
4-year Private university


Earlham College is a private institution established in 1847 with city setting located at Richmond. It is ranked 68 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 46,450 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,060. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Students at Earlham College can choose from more than 40 areas of undergraduate study, as well as master’s degree programs in education and religion. Students at Earlham College also have the opportunity to earn a certificate in outdoor education and can take courses such as backpacking and dog sledding. Earlham College is also notable for its programs and resources devoted to the study of Japanese language and culture.Students at Earlham can get involved through more than 60 student organizations, as well as recreational and club sports.

#68 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Richmond, Indiana
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1847
Selectivity Low
Size Small
1,060 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Interdisciplinary Studies
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $46,450
Outstate Tuition Fee $46,450
Room and Board Fees $10,400
$34,500 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


57% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.67 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Universal College Application

For International Students

92 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is the primary language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$43,032 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$38,564 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $59,600
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
94% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Bonner Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The Bonner Scholarship provides financial support for those admitted domestic students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to service.
The Carleton B. Edwards Chemistry Scholarships
Total Worth $2,500 per year
Details The Carleton B. Edwards Chemistry Scholarships are 4-year scholarships awarded annually to outstanding entering students who plan to major in chemistry or biochemistry.


1,060 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
86% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
68% Students graduate within 6 years