Earlham College

"light the life of man"

around 1847
Current Place
Richmond, Indiana, United States of America


Earlham College is a liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. It was founded in 1847 by Quakers and has approximately 1,200 students. In keeping with Friends' belief in equality, everyone addresses each other at Earlham by his or her first name, without the use of titles such as 'doctor' or 'professor'; likewise, 'freshmen' are referred to as 'first year '.While Earlham is primarily a residential undergraduate college, it also has two graduate programs — the master ofarts in teaching and the master of education — which provide a route for teacher licensure tostudents with liberal arts undergraduate degrees; there is also an affiliated graduate seminary,the Earlham School of Religion. Earlham College is listed in Loren Pope's book, Colleges That Change Lives, and has produced two Nobel laureates.

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