“If you’re looking for a place that takes you seriously and helps you create a vision for your life—not just your career but your whole life—Earlham might be the place for you.” — Colleges That Change Lives
With a distinctive focus on collaboration and hands-on learning—including funded internships or research opportunities for every student—Earlham College prepares graduates for lives of purpose and accomplishment.
What brings students to Earlham? For starters, a world-class faculty. Earlham is renowned for its unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, ranking seventh nationally for “Best Classroom Experience” by The Princeton Review, among other accolades.
What course will you set? Peace and Global Studies? Environmental Studies? Neuroscience? Maybe you’ve never heard of Border Studies or encountered a major in Human Development and Social Relations. At Earlham, you will. The College’s program offerings will introduce you to new concepts and ideas and even carry you to new lands and continents.
EPIC: A distinctive approach to education
Earlham is known for producing graduates who engage the world’s most challenging problems with both practicality and optimism. Earlham has shaped its curriculum through an initiative called EPIC, the Earlham Program for an Integrative Curriculum, in order to best support and prepare students.
A key component of this initiative is the EPIC Advantage, Earlham’s commitment to fund an internship or research experience for every student. EPIC is also designed to help students connect disparate experiences—like an internship, a summer research experience, an off-campus program, traditional coursework, and even extracurricular activities—into a comprehensive experience.
Among the core features of EPIC is the Integrated Pathway. Besides choosing a major, students also select a set of four to six thematic courses, called an Integrated Pathway (IP). The IP experience is designed to help students make intentional connections between their academic interests and possible careers.
An uncommon campus experience
A global perspective comes naturallyto the campus community. Earlham is ranked fifth by U.S. News & World Report among liberal arts colleges for its percentage of international students enrolled.
With such a variety of students, campus life at Earlham is both lively and welcoming. Earlham embraces cultural and individual differences alike and offers unparalleled opportunities for leadership, friendship, and community.