A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Rhodes College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
Website
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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
54%
SAT Range
1170-1360
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$29,839/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,979/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,466/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,675/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,744/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,385/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,032Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    65%
  • Overachiever
    35%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.47 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • A valuable learning environment.
    29%
  • Definitely a liberal arts college
    29%
  • Our ivy is in a league of its own.
    29%
  • Community, family
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
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
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I had a thoroughly wonderful time here - wouldn't change it for anything. The students are a fascinating, multi-talented hodgepodge of kids from all over the country and world. Academics can be demanding but teachers are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure a student's success. Memphis itself is teeming with opportunities, with volunteer work, internships, and employment to be had across disciplines. Alongside the never-ending live music, cheap and delicious food, Overton park, the river, and too much else to name, Rhodes really can be the perfect place for the right person.
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While the campus is beautiful and the faculty are very personal, I have found that the culture at Rhodes is one of silencing. At first, it seems as though everyone is so socially aware and knowledgeable about contemporary issues that identity doesn't even seem to be an issue when meeting someone. However, I have learned that in actuality people just stay silent about their thoughts to avoid any points of contention. This lack of dialogue has left me, personally, to feel excluded and confused as to why those around seemed to be ingoring me. Also, finances are a big factor as to whether or not you're going to succeed at Rhodes. Even though the median family income is $101,000 I have found that the college and those who attend mostly lack the full experience of living in a family that makes almost a third of that median.
Rhodes college has been an unbelievable place to attend school for the past four years. As you can see from the statistics, it is obviously a very good academic school; the rigor, diversity, and interactions with the professors in the classroom has prepared me tremendously for the real world. The experiences and opportunities that the students have here in the city of Memphis is truly incredible. From internships to volunteering to simply experiencing the culture of a diverse city has shaped me as a very well rounded person in addition to the broad liberal arts education. But most importantly, the best part about Rhodes is the people here. Coming from all of the country with all different backgrounds, goals, and interests does not stop the students of Rhodes from forming an incredibly tight-knit community. I would highly suggest looking into becoming a part of this community as it has been a life changing experience for the better.