A Look at Earlham
Earlham is a residential college of about 1,100 students. The campus is located on 800 acres in the city of Richmond, Indiana, about an hour’s drive from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Dayton.
A global perspective comes naturally to the campus community. Earlham is ranked sixth among all colleges and universities in the United States for the percentage of international students enrolled by U.S. News & World Report.
The student-faculty ratio is 9:1, and 70% of classes have 15 or fewer students. Faculty and students are on a first-name basis in order to emphasize that they are partners in learning. Most faculty members have completed research with students.
Students are involved in more than 60 student organizations. Earlham has an active Pre-health Club (includes chapter of AMSA), a HOSA chapter, and a student-run MCAT preparation course.
In recent years, 40% of Earlham students who applied to medical school also played varsity athletics. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and fields 20 varsity sports.
Earlham has invested more than $70 million in new or renovated buildings, including science facilities with state-of-the-art research labs, a center for visual and performing arts, a student center, and baseball and soccer stadiums.
Fifty percent of Earlham students who applied to medical school participated in an international off-campus program.
Marks of Distinction
• “Although Earlham students are based in the Midwest, they graduate ready to take on the world, thanks to the school’s cooperative can-do spirit, international perspective, and caring student-faculty community.” — Fiske Guide to Colleges
• Graduates from the past five years have earned prestigious awards such as the Rhodes Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship, the Watson Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship, the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, and a Fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
• Of all colleges and universities in the United States, Earlham ranks in the top 2% for its percentage of graduates who go on to earn research doctorates, a distinction that demonstrates the level of academic quality and mentoring at Earlham.