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I recently read an article in the NYBiology
I recently read an article in the NY Times comparing Earlham College with Pomona College (NYT 17 April 2011 Pg. ED33). The article confirmed my suspicions about Earlham's tuition and amount of money spent on students. The article states that Earlham charges the same tuition as top tier liberal arts colleges but spends about half as much per student. During my time at Earlham I suspected the college was more concerned with endowment growth than student experience, which I think the article confirms. How can a college in rural Indiana have anywhere near the operating costs of a college next to Los Angeles? Consider also the fact that Earlham pays professors about half the national average and routinely denies financial aid students access to foreign studies (not officially, just in practice). What I mean to say is that Earlham is spectacularly cheap. In what system can a service provider pay half and still provide the same level of service? Think about that when your "career counselor" turns out to be a fellow student that's never held a job.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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This school is vengeful.Not so brightEconomics
This school is vengeful. I have never met such vengeful people in all my life. Who let those people in this country. As a direct descendant of colonel who fought under Governor Smallwood of Maryland, what a bunch of ungrateful wretches.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
University Resource Use/ spending: C, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Earlham, for me, was a great place whenHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
Earlham, for me, was a great place when I arrived but quickly became too small for me. Looking back and reflecting years later maybe it changed for me because of the support and development I underwent, or maybe I changed on my own. Academically Earlham was fine. I was a History major and thrived with the close connection with a few specific faculty but found that the school, in general, was very clique-ish. Had it not been from the department, the faculty and a few close friends I don't think I would have stayed all four eyars. Being someone who didn't especially conform and want to get involved in "the issue of the week" made me isolated much of the time. BEcause the school is so small I found a lot of "group think" going on. People all wanted to be individuals, but in the process they were imitating one another by being individuals. For me it was probably more of a matter of a square peg and round hole. Town was, and likely still is, kind of a cath 22. Having a car or access to one is very helpful. I always had good experience with those in town but I didn't run up and down the street screaming, intoxicated or disrupting peoples lives either. Professionaly, Earlham's name hasn't opened many doors for me. Some higher (older) academics recall the name but you can see they have to struggle to connect the name with a place...if you are talking to someone under the age of 50 forget about it.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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