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Campus & History

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.

HeartOn 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.

Currently, 94 percent of students reside on campus in one of eight residence halls or more than 20 theme and friendship houses.

Between 1998 and 2014, Earlham expanded, renovated, and constructed major campus buildings — including academic, residence halls and athletic facilities — representing an investment of over $40 million.

Campus Background

Earlham's historical beginning in Richmond, Indiana, is rooted in the Great Migration of Quakers from the eastern United States in the first half of the nineteenth century. Originally a co-educational "select" school, open only to Friends, by 1865 the school accepted non-Quaker students, and hired its first non-Quaker professor in 1886. Today, about 11% of Earlham's faculty and 12% of its students identify as Quakers.

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