Fall 2003

In this table, the importance of various characteristics are indicated.  Those marked with an X were considered to be very important to at least 50% of the respondents.  Characteristics for which Earlham was rated higher than competitor were those for which the mean rating of Earlham was higher than the mean rating for our competitor. 

Characteristics Very important for Oberlin/Earlham applicants   Very important for Grinnell/Earlham applicants   Very important for Wooster/Earlham applicants   Very important for Beloit/Earlham applicants     Very important for Guilford/Earlham applicants
  Earlham rated higher Oberlin rated higher   Earlham rated higher Grinnell rated higher   Earlham rated higher Wooster rated higher   Earlham rated higher Beloit rated higher     Earlham rated higher Guilford rated higher
Cost of attendance less important   X     less important     X       X
Personal attention X     X     X     X       X  
Academic reputation   X     X   X     X       less important
Student diversity   X   less important   X     X       X  
Environment of academic excellence   X     X   X     X       X  
Quality of academic facilities less important     X   less important   X       less important
Availability of majors   X     X     X     X     X  
Extra-curricular opportunities less important   less important   X     X       X  
Value for the price X       X     X     X     X  
Special academic programs   X   less important   less important   less important     less important
Quality of social life   X     X   X     X       less important
     

Compare to Fall 2002 applicants here.

 

 

 

Created by Mary Ann Weaver
weavema@earlham.edu
February 17, 2004