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. The smaller size of enrollment, which is around 1,100 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Earlham. A score in the range of 1100 - 1370 on the SAT exam, or 23 - 30 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 3.28 - 3.64. Earlham accepts around 60 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, around 13 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at earlham.edu.

Overall Earlham Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Earlham College was reported as 63.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,070 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 ACT Scores: 23 - 30
  • Earlham Average GPA: 3.28 - 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Earlham has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.6%
  • 2017-2018: 51.8%
  • 2018-2019: 65.2%
  • 2019-2020: 63.4%
  • Projected Earlham Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 56.8%

How Does Earlham Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Earlham College is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Kettering College22.2%
Art Academy of Cincinnati26.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Earlham (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 680
Math550 - 690
Total Score1100 - 1370
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 33
Math23 - 28
Composite Score23 - 30
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