Earlham College

212 reviews
  1. Richmond, IN
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Earlham College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Quaker
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
801 National Rd West
Richmond, IN 47374

Earlham College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1150-1340
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,589/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,618/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,551/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,482/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,635/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,084/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
981Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Marching to their own drum
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Unique
    67%
  • Attentive and cares about its students
    33%

After Earlham College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

212 reviews
  • Excellent
    16
  • Very Good
    70
  • Average
    91
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    14
The professors at Earlham have come from very prestigious backgrounds. Many of them know their profession very well and love their subject matter. The passion can be seen in many of the professors, which is also why they are very open if you want to learn more about the subject. Their door is open and many of them are very welcoming.

Registration is easy (Except when a server crashes but thats' chill). The curriculum is pretty average. I say this because it is never so easy but it is never so extremely hard. Everything is doable as long as one manages time. In my experience, there is a lot of reading in all classes. Majority of Earlham relies on papers then tests (unless it is science and math...then it is tests).
Gen-Ed's are a pain but not horrible. What is nice is that most teachers who can see the students who love the class and separate them for gen-ed's are quite understanding. If you're taking a Gen-Ed and struggling, again the teachers do not mind helping you out. They WANT you to PASS! TA's are also very helpful as well and offer many special study sessions.

If you need to study, there are two libraries where it is quite quiet. People also study in the coffeeshop and of course dorm rooms.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 28 2013
I always feel safe on campus, often walking alone late at night without any worries. That being said, sexual assault has been an issue on campus (as on every campus). Administration response has been frustrating, but students have responded incredibly well. Earlham students believe and support survivors of sexual assault. This past semester, a student publicly called out an assaulter in order to draw attention to the issue. AASV (action against sexual violence) is an on-campus student organization that discusses and raises awareness surrounding the issue. Although administration needs to step up its game, the student community is really good about addressing the issue of sexual assault.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Professors are, for the most part, incredibly helpful, passionate, and knowledgeable. They go by their first names (because of the Quaker values of Earlham) which makes them more approachable in some ways. Courses in every area are challenging and engaging. A lot of the assigned readings are incredibly interesting, and on more than one occasion I've discussed them with friends (in a non-academic setting). Courses are also frequently interdisciplinary, drawing on and connecting several subjects. Classes are usually very small (10-20), with a few intro classes reaching 50-60 students.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago