Earlham College (Earlham)

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Earlham, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Richmond, IN, a predominately rural area. Over 1,500 students are enrolled at Earlham.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Earlham. A score in the range of 1670 - 1980 on the SAT exam, or 26 - 31 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Earlham average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.42 - 3.64. Earlham accepts around 60 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, around 21 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at earlham.edu.

Overall Earlham Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Earlham College was reported as 63.7% in Fall 2013 with over 1,890 applications submitted to Earlham. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Earlham SAT Scores: 1670 - 1980
  • Earlham ACT Scores: 26 - 31
  • Earlham Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Earlham College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Earlham College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Earlham College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 76.3%
  • 2010-2011: 73.9%
  • 2011-2012: 68.5%
  • 2012-2013: 74.9%
  • 2013-2014: 63.7%
  • Projected Earlham Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.6%

How Does Earlham Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Earlham College is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana University-East53.8%
Anderson University55.5%
College of Mount St. Joseph87.6%
Cincinnati Christian University64.0%
Taylor University87.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Earlham (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 700
Math560 - 640
Writing520 - 640
Total Score1670 - 1980
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score26 - 31
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