Earlham College is a national liberal arts college with a reputation for excellent teaching, making a positive difference in the world, and offering each of its students the EPIC Advantage, a funded internship, research experience or community-based project. Earlham students come from all over the U.S. and about 60 other countries. A large percentage of our students study abroad or take advantage of other opportunities overseas. Earlham also ranks 4th among national liberal arts colleges for the percentage of international students on campus (U.S. News & World Report), and 7th for best classroom experience (The Princeton Review).

Academic Programs

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Programs

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Equestrian Program

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Earlham's admission process takes many factors into consideration when evaluating applicants with the ultimate goal of finding students who have the potential to be successful academically and who will be positive members of our community. First year applicants have completed at least 15 academic high school units or the equivalent and have not been enrolled as full time, degree-seeking students at another college or university. See more details about applying at earlham.edu/admission/apply.


We welcome applications from students who have successfully completed courses while enrolled at another postsecondary institution, but have not yet earned a four-year degree. A transfer candidate should be in good standing at the college or university she or he is currently attending. Transfer students must spend a minimum of four semesters at Earlham in order to receive an Earlham degree. See more details about applying at earlham.edu/admission/apply.

Additional Information

A quality liberal arts education at a private college can be affordable. At Earlham, we recognize that cost is a key factor for many families when evaluating colleges. Earlham's financial aid packages are supported by the College's healthy endowment and alumni and friends who believe in the value of an Earlham education. Merit-based aid is determined by the Admission Office at the time of admission. No additional application is required. Need-based financial aid requires the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out your application. Our school code is 001793.

The world demands courage, creativity and fresh ways forward. Our answer? EPIC (the Earlham Plan for an Integrated Curriculum), a 4-year journey through the liberal arts that integrates the academic major with transformative learning experiences, including research, study abroad, internships, and leadership development, to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham. A key component of EPIC is The EPIC Advantage, a funded internship or research opportunity available to all Earlham students. Find out more at earlham.edu/academics/programs/epic.

At Earlham, we believe there should be a connection between life inside and out of the classroom. Our approach is rooted in our Quaker Principles and Practices, which means we strive to create community, embrace simplicity, act with integrity, seek peace, and treat one another with respect. Learn more at earlham.edu/student-life.

Visit us

We recognize that choosing a college is a big decision. That’s why we encourage you to visit our campus in person and discover why it’s a good fit for you. We offer a variety of options, including personalized individual visits, preview days, and admitted student events. Your visit can include taking a guided tour, attending a class, meeting faculty and current students, and interviewing with an admission counselor. Find out more at earlham.edu/visit.

Earlham is what you hope college will be like: it's an adventure, there's real diversity, there's a mutual respect, and the faculty here support you and push you.

Maya Luney, Admission Counselor and 2017 Graduate
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

801 National Rd W, Drawer 192
Richmond, IN 47374, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 327-5426