Earlham Pre-Med

I wasn’t as aware at how good Earlham really was when I applied. I had no idea why I even applied to Kenyon with stats like this, which are amazing for an athlete.

89% — Medical school acceptance rate among Earlhamites who have sought the assistance from the College’s pre-health advising program in the last 10 years.
45.6% — National percentage of applicants accepted to medical school in 2008.
37.3% — Acceptance rate of all U.S medical school applicants 2012 with average G.P.A. (3.54/4.0) and M.C.A.T. scores (28.3).
50% — Percentage of Earlham medical school applicants who participated in a semester long off-campus programs.
40% — Percentage of Earlham medical school applicants participated in a varsity sport.

Seems like Earlham should be the top choice for any athlete seeking a pre-med path and a BioChem Major.

It all depends on what stat you are looking for. If you want most selective or best name recognition Earlham is not the top vs looking at best outcomes it does quite well. In terms of outcomes if you are looking to professional programs like MD or academia/research like PhD Earlham does quite well. If you are looking for an education to prepare you for a career in the financial industry, Earlham has less of a track record there.

@maffdad , do you have stats on students who want to pursue post-grad degrees in economics or go to b-school from Earlham? I know that a lot of the big (NYC) finance firms are very “brand-conscious” in their hiring (which could be a problem), but I don’t know much about other places where Earlham students with these interests end up.

@maffdad seems like Earlham has had many alum go on to Ivy League, there are a few key faculty members from Ivy school’s history that have been Earlham alum.

I don’t see econ listed, but there is business ranked 26/1000

I don’t know numbers for finance/business. I believe they are working on beefing up their business offerings, but generally speaking folks looking for finance may not be looking for a Quaker education. That said, I know of grads who did quite well in finance, but I don’t believe they went to top finance grad schools. Sounds like for specifics you should contact the school itself.

Earlham is very strong for premed, because it is supportive rather than cut-throat. It’s also a great stepping stone to Law school and PHD programs. As maffdad mentioned above, those seeking careers where “making lots of money” is the primary drive probably aren’t applying to a Quaker school.

@maffdad I mean, they aren’t required to go to any religion courses. It’s just an affiliation. No real quaker education forced on you.

For premed it is spectacular. I just know that sciences are supported heavily.

Does anyone know if the Earlham PhD claim is true. I mean 10th out of 1300 institution in terms of percentage of life science PhDs!! I’m a recent admit($25,000 scholarship), the outcomes was one of the reasons I applied.

I checked with pre med advisors about the 90% admit rate. They only have around 7-10 applicants per year so there maybe cutoffs for students(although the pre med advisor denies this). Would anyone consider 90% admit rate impressive with the low number of applicants?

@Ali1302 they have a cadaver lab so I am going to bet that the students who choose Earlham premed get very good educations. With small class numbers they probably want to really educate those kids.

Earlham is highly respected way outside of its geographic region. I kind of think of it as the “undiscovered” kenyon. Like, everyone seems to be applying to Kenyon lately. Maybe because of the John Green books or something. Earlham offers (to my mind) more than Kenyon and yet people don’t seem to have been flooding it with applications. There’s opportunity at Earlham! I love Earlham because it’s a rare school that seems to have a distinct compassionate philosophy without being reactionary about it. Like it’s not in your face with it, just laid back. I also like the feeling of equality among the community. This is all in addition to the excellent academics and solid financial aid.