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Earlham College

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Business & Management (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Earlham has its roots in the Great Migration of Quakers from the eastern United States, especially from North Carolina, in the first half of the nineteenth century. A peculiarly Quaker combination of idealism and practicality drew them to the Northwest Territory. As Friends, those who came out of the South had found themselves increasingly uneasy living in a slave society.


Informed by a tradition of Quaker values, Earlham College provides an educational and working environment from which extraordinary lives begin. Through our interdisciplinary-minded and research-focus education, our open governance and our values, we form a community of Earlhamites — global citizens of strong moral character who see the world with broad, inquisitive minds.


The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at Earlham College seeks to serve the college community by developing and implementing data reporting standards and systems to support decision-making and strategic planning. 


Integrating your passions and the tools for change are integral to everything at Earlham – in the classroom, off-campus study, internships, research and service.

The Center for Career and Community Engagement expands these opportunities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The Division of Student Life is responsible for co-curricular life. Its programs and policies are founded on the belief that life outside the classroom influences a student's growth and development as much as the academic experience. Programs reflect the importance of the residential nature of the College.

Housing services

Earlham isn’t the kind of place where you’ll socialize exclusively with students from their own major or make friends only with people from similar backgrounds. We work hard at creating a real community — where people celebrate together, have fun together, cheer one another on at games and performances, offer support to those who need it and that hold one another accountable when things go wrong. Those values are at the heart of how we live together, in residence halls and group houses, working together to make Earlham a good experience for everybody.

Library services

Lilly Library: Built in 1963. Addition constructed in 1993.

ICT services

Information Technology Services (formerly named Earlham Computing Services) provides two distinct areas of service that are responsible for providing the College's main computing infrastructure: Administrative Computing Services and User Services. All are housed on the lower level of Lilly Library.

Medical services

Dealing with health-related issues in a new country and understanding the United States' healthcare system can be a challenge. The following information provides a brief explanation of health and health insurance topics that may be helpful to understand during your time at Earlham College. 

  • Medical Services
  • Insurance
  • Medications
  • Immunizations
  • Cultural Adjustment & Your Health

Student Life

Campus life

  • Earlham's 800-acre campus includes Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students call this tree-shaded campus their home.
  • On the campus, students and visitors will discover a 600-acre stretch of woods, streams, ponds, old fields and prairie used for scientific research and recreation. Additional natural areas are set aside for scientific research, including an old growth forest and a rock preserve.

Sports facilities

Recreational Sports at Earlham College are an integral and significant phase of the total wellness and fitness program that is geared toward the ability and skills of the entire College community. They exist for voluntary participation in team and individual sports and games.

Student clubs

Students are encouraged to become active and informed participants during their time here at Earlham. Student organizations are a good catalyst for this participation. This section provides you with all current student organizations. We invite you to find your niche through these groups. We welcome new ideas if you feel passionate about something that is not found within these pages. We want your voice to be heard.

Richmond, Indiana, United States