Earlham College

Earlham College

Earlham College, established by the Religious Society of Friends, also called the Quakers, is in Richmond, Indiana. The college came was established in 1847 and since then has been a private, residential, co-educational, college of liberal arts. A non-profit college, it covers an area of approximately 800 acres and caters to more than 1000 students. An exceptional feature about this college is that there are no titles for the teaching staff since Quakers always believed in equality.

Primarily an undergraduate college, Earlham offers two graduate programs: the Masters of Arts in Teaching as well as the Master of Education. The undergraduate program offers courses in a number of fields including liberal arts, mathematics, drama and performing arts, among others.

Earlham College hosts both men's and women's sports teams who play basketball, volleyball, outdoor and indoor track and tennis. The teams are nicknamed the Quakers and they participate in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

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Earlham College
801 National Rd West
Richmond , IN 47374-4095
General Phone: (765) 983-1200

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Earlham Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts142Latin American studies, Japanese studies, area studies, African-American studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, linguistics, comparative literature, German language, ...
Science61biology, biochemistry, biopsychology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling28psychology
Education and Teaching28education, secondary teaching
Art Studies21art studies
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, religion, Jewish studies, ministry, theology and religious vocations
Business and Management10business management
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Media0journalism, communication and journalism
Fine Arts0art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for Earlham in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree28541
Master's degree332
First-professional degree91

Earlham Student Body

In 2007-2008, Earlham had a total enrollment of 1,365 students (1,171 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 10%
First Professional 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 38%
22-24 22%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 3%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Earlham Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %

Earlham Room and Board (2007)

Earlham offers campus housing for 950 of its 1,171 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Richmond, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Earlham Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560690
SAT Math530660
SAT Writing550660
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT71%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT43%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Earlham Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 34,030
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 34,030
Room and board $ 6,814
Room charge $ 3,424
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,390
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Earlham participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 179300)

Earlham Faculty

Earlham has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1313
Non-tenured and not on tenure track89

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$69,21421$69,868
Associate professoracademic year13$60,5516$58,063
Assistant professoracademic year18$62,20015$53,339
All faculty totalacademic year57$65,02442$62,278

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Earlham Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball North Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball North Coast Athletic Conference
Track North Coast Athletic Conference

Earlham Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Secondary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Area Studies, Other
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Japanese Studies
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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