Earlham College

Richmond, IN

Earlham College

Richmond, IN

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An education where passion meets possibility

Niche.com ranks Earlham 11th for diversity among liberal arts colleges, and for good reason: Diversity is a critical component of campus life both in and out of the classroom. As a community dedicated to excellence in liberal arts education and informed by Quaker principles, Earlham College welcomes the contributions of divergent voices as we seek to foster a deep, shared sense of purpose. A diversity of human experiences and viewpoints in our learning community strengthens the educational experience of all members of the community.

Diversity within the student body comes in many forms. Over 20% of Earlhamites are international students, and another 24 percent identify as domestic minorities. Our students come from 40+ states and 50+ countries. 54 percent of our student body identify as women, while 46% identify as men.

Through our commitment to shared governance, Earlham seeks out voices from every part of our community. Our Diversity Progress Committee, which includes professors, students, administrators and staff, advises campus leaders and our Board of Trustees on a wide range of issues related to diversity, helping us to continually move forward in the ongoing work involved with being a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.



Earlham ranks in the top 2% for its percentage of graduates who go on to earn research doctorates


Fifth among liberal arts colleges for its percentage of international students enrolled | U.S. News & World Report


Seventh in the nation for “Best Classroom Experience” | The Princeton Review


Regularly included list of schools with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching | U.S. News & World Report

All About Earlham

Earlham is a residential college of about 1,100 students, and its beautiful campus is located on 800 acres in the city of Richmond, Indiana. It’s about an hour’s drive from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Dayton. 

Academic Programs
Earlham offers 46 academic programs and provides excellent pre-professional preparation for Business, Health Care, Engineering, Law, Teaching, and the Peace Corps. Earlham students study, research, and hold internships in locations across the United States and around the world.

Career Paths
Earlham alumni are making an impact throughout the world as scientists, teachers, lawyers, ministers, executives, physicians, writers, and organizational leaders.

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. The Earlham community is also renowned for its engagement in community service and social justice. 

The College is a member of NCAA Division III and participates in baseball (M), basketball (M/W), cross-country (M/W), field hockey (W), golf (M/W), lacrosse (M/W), soccer (M/W), tennis (M/W), track & field (M/W), and volleyball (W).

In recent years, Earlham has invested more than $70 million in new or renovated buildings, including a student center, science facilities with state-of-the-art research labs, a center for visual and performing arts, and baseball and soccer stadiums.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “After being here for four years, I can say that this is an elite place without the elitism.”

    • Ryder Comstock
      recent graduate