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Earlham College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1847
Affiliation: Quaker
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,248
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $316,345,849
Admissions Address

801 National Road W
Richmond, IN 47374



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jeff Rickey
Admissions office telephone: (765) 983-1600
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: February 1
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
https://www.applyweb.com/apply/earlham/ Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 2 3
History 1 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 15 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 95%
Early-action acceptance rate: 79%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 59%
Total applicants: 1,661
Total acceptances: 1,131
Total freshman enrollment: 304
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 51%
Male applicants: 768
Male acceptances: 477
Male freshman enrollment: 143
Female applicants: 893
Female acceptances: 654
Female freshman enrollment: 161
Out-of-state freshmen: 68%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 90
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 76
Students enrolled from waiting list: 30
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 700
Math: 540 – 650
Combined: 1100 – 1350

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 25.0% 8.0%
600-699 36.0% 41.0%
500-599 26.0% 39.0%
400-499 11.0% 11.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 36%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 24 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 21.0% N/A N/A
24-29 56.0% N/A N/A
18-23 22.0% N/A N/A
12-17 1.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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