College Sophomore 2013-09-07T18:44:09Z
Guys & Girls:
People are very friendly and will try to socialize with new students. Generally, girls are more fashionable that guys. You'll find all sorts of people at Earlham. The most important thing though is that everyone is well accepted.
Earlham has a diverse student body, with a lot of international students from all over the world.
College Sophomore 2013-09-07T18:37:30Z
There are many restaurants around school. Some of them are within the walking distance, but for most of them you would need to get a car ride. There are quite a few places that are not costly and have a very many varieties of food.
College Sophomore 2013-09-07T18:33:38Z
I does not snow a lot, it is never too hot or too cold. All the classrooms are within walking distance from dorms, so it is not a big deal if it snows or rains.
College Sophomore 2013-09-07T18:31:38Z
Canteen food is alright, but it gets repetitive after some time. Sometimes it is hard to eat healthy, because pizza and burgers are served pretty much all the time.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T13:31:22Z
The financial aid process was very easy and gave me a very good package.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T13:29:52Z
Nightlife is limited to mostly non alcoholic parties and gatherings which is fine if you are under 21 or not a drinker.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T13:27:28Z
The shuttle is good but you have to pay in order to use the airport shuttle.
College Senior 2013-07-23T07:09:23Z
I have not had one yet but I do plan on taking one. An internship is required for the art major, but I would want to take one even if it was not, for the experience and the extra knowledge. I have many concerns because I have been looking for one and have yet to find one.
College Senior 2013-07-23T07:02:26Z
I am very happy with my program, I love the arts and I find it so rich and fulfilling. If I did it over again I would still choose are and do pretty much the same thing I am doing now. For my future I would really love to make a living off of my work so I can use the money to enrich others lives through my art and by helping them have a better life. I worry about the opportunities for people in the arts, it is not a highly sought after carrier and people do not seem as interested in it, which makes me worry about getting a job or supporting myself with my work.
College Senior 2013-07-23T06:56:26Z
My program is fairly time consuming but it is very fun. I love it, there is a laid back atmosphere and the professors are very insightful and helping. A unique aspect of the Arty major is you can literally do what ever you want, there is not a limit to the types of art you can do, and if they do not have what you are looking for they will find it or find the closest thing to it. The work load is pretty heavy you have to take a lot of classes to get the needed credits. The classes are great and so are the professors.
College Senior 2013-07-23T06:47:54Z
Getting into the Art major at Earlham was fairly easy. I have not encountered that many difficulties in the major other than the challenge of skill, time and patients. There was not an admission processes for my major. There was not an application.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T00:06:31Z
Professors are very helpful, small classroom settings
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T00:04:01Z
Being in a dorm for the first time, not bad. Common area is decent.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T00:01:04Z
Guys & Girls:
At Earlham there are students from all over the world. Very diverse.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T23:59:50Z
Richmond is a small historic town, located a couple hours from Indianapolis, known for the Amish community. Great people and safe surroundings.
College Senior 2013-05-24T06:10:05Z
There are many different religions, ethnicities, political beliefs, and religious backgrounds also sexual orientations on Earlham College campus. The students are amazing and very accepting it's the administration that must be wearied. I found myself very pleased though with all the amazing people I was able to meet. I am now friends with students all over the world. This is easy to do considering the small population and the high rate of exchange students. My first year I lived with a wonderful woman from Uganda, had friends from Swazi, Nigeria, Serbia, Mali, Spain, Greece, Russia, Sri Lanka, and the list goes on...
College Sophomore 2013-04-28T23:34:59Z
The facilities are nice; some buildings lack air conditioning but most buildings are undergoing or have undergone recent renovation. A new arts building is currently under construction.
College Sophomore 2013-04-28T23:30:59Z
There are people from absolutely everywhere here; I have many friends who are international students or exchange students.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-06T17:20:23Z
Dominos is always good for a quick and cheap late night meal, with EC specials making it extra cheap, it is right next to campus so you can walk or if you are feeling lazy you can have it delivered. In Richmond the food is not that great, there are a lot of chain restaurants, and those that aren't are not very good. But still there are more options then many small towns and there are still nicer places such as Ghyslain, a decent french place in town, but it is fairly pricey.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-06T17:16:01Z
I would say that Earlham is a very diverse school in terms of many different aspects of diversity. Earlham has students from nearly 80 countries which allows you to interact with students from all over the world, which personally has been very rewarding. It is exciting to know that wherever, and seriously wherever, I travel in the world there is likely an Earlhamite a stones throw away that would want to grab a drink or let me crash at their place. As an openly gay student I have never felt unaccepted or ashamed of who I was at Earlham. In terms of sexual orientation I feel like Earlham more or less assumes people to be neither straight nor gay until they say otherwise, which allows people to be themselves without pressure.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-06T17:07:19Z
If you want to find drugs on campus you probably can. Pot and adderall are easy to find and with a little more effort you could probably find acid, ecstasy, and maybe cocaine. There is a pretty big presence of pot and stoner culture on campus but I don't feel like there is pressure to partake for those that don't want to. Many students choose to drink and there is binge drinking but I would say it is about on par with most other colleges. Also I feel like there isn't pressure to drink or use drugs unless you want to.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T20:18:48Z
The professors at Earlham have come from very prestigious backgrounds. Many of them know their profession very well and love their subject matter. The passion can be seen in many of the professors, which is also why they are very open if you want to learn more about the subject. Their door is open and many of them are very welcoming.
Registration is easy (Except when a server crashes but thats' chill). The curriculum is pretty average. I say this because it is never so easy but it is never so extremely hard. Everything is doable as long as one manages time. In my experience, there is a lot of reading in all classes. Majority of Earlham relies on papers then tests (unless it is science and math...then it is tests).
Gen-Ed's are a pain but not horrible. What is nice is that most teachers who can see the students who love the class and separate them for gen-ed's are quite understanding. If you're taking a Gen-Ed and struggling, again the teachers do not mind helping you out. They WANT you to PASS! TA's are also very helpful as well and offer many special study sessions.
If you need to study, there are two libraries where it is quite quiet. People also study in the coffeeshop and of course dorm rooms.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T20:04:25Z
Sadly, there is not so many options here in Richmond. There is only one good Asian restaurant, and it's Thai food. The rest are questionable and suspicious. You have chain restaurants a bit out, like IHOP or Cracker Barrel. But the closest restaurant in Domino's. If you want off campus food, you would need to drive or take a taxi. The better food is in the Historic Richmond district. It's more hip and nice hang outs. Not the greatest, but not the worse.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T19:56:54Z
Diversity is a huge thing at Earlham. I have made friends from all over; Palestine, Vietnam, China, Ghana...and they are just wonderful individuals. Most of them come from UWC program. They have such worldly knowledge and it's great.
Earlham is also known for their Japanese program. Japanese exchange students com every year. Even if you are not in the Japanese program, meeting these individuals are really quite an experience.
Sexual orientation is not a problem if you are afraid to not be accepted. LGBTQ is accepted extremely here. You will not be judged and everyone really wants to be friends with everyone.
The political beliefs run mainly Democratic, which is expected in a liberal arts.
Biggest thing is community...it's a principle lived by here. You will be accepted no matter where you come from as long as you let yourselves into the community. You will find your place for sure.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T19:51:44Z
Earlham College is a college that is underestimated as a liberal arts school. The college makes up for it with the amount of community that the college praises. My education here so far is satisfying....it is never to hard or to easy. There is always a push or challenge in whatever class you take.
In terms of my major (HDSR), I really do enjoy the projects and discussions. As well, another potential major I have is PAGS. I'm on the fence for it because it can be biased. I also considered education. There is an MAT program, but education is not a big major here, if that is what you care for.
Earlham is also a great school for those of a science major. The science majors here are intense, especially Biology/Chemistry. Art as well.
Teachers in general are very helpful and are very nice. They really do want to help you, so don't be shy to ask them for assistance. Majority of the time, the door is always open. Again, the sense of community is there.
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