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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

While Rhodes College has suspended tours, you can still create a virtual visit, attend a virtual Preview Day or info session, attend a live class, and talk with faculty or a current student. You can tell a lot about us by the way we’ve treated our students during this crisis. We offered the option to remain on campus, provided technology, and refunded room and board. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
From Rhodes College

Rhodes' rigorous approach to liberal arts and sciences inspires students to discover and cultivate lifelong passions, and to make a difference in the classroom, on campus, in the city of Memphis, and throughout the world. Simply put, our mission is to prepare students to become essential in life and career, wherever those journeys take them.

Rhodes College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
45%
SAT Range
1240-1410
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,915/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,293/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,992Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    67%
  • Overachiever
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.48 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Definitely a liberal arts college
    33%
  • A valuable learning environment.
    28%
  • Our ivy is in a league of its own.
    28%
  • Community, family
    11%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $53,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    85%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    67%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

    Rhodes College Reviews

    641 reviews
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    The teachers at Rhodes College are wonderful! It is so nice to have Professors who are invested in the environment that students are in and actively engage the class in what is being taught. The campus is very pretty and easy to get around. Everyone is dedicated in their studies, but are still engaged with the community within Rhodes as well as out side of it. Though I have only been here a short time, my overall experience has been positive and has motivated me to work harder and enjoy my life while doing so.
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    I love the community at Rhodes College, this is what made me choose it in the first place--you could feel the connectedness from even a campus tour. After two years of being at Rhodes I have made so many valuable connections with professors, fellow students, and mentors in and around the Rhodes community. I look forward to my next year at Rhodes! Go lynx!
    This college will challenge you and support you as an individual in a variety of ways. Professors will find ways to advance your education inside and outside of the classroom and care about you as a person. Custom fellowships, service placements, and funding for personal research are abundant. The Foundations curriculum will expose you to studies you didn't even know exist. You can carve out your own path at Rhodes and will have a team cheering you on--professors, advisors, and the incredible staff that keeps the place running. Rhodes is a very tight-knit community. Students work hard--and often play hard too. All of this surrounded by fairytale buildings. I cannot describe the opportunities Rhodes gave me and the holistic growth that I gained in those 4 years.