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  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
    B-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
Website
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
54%
SAT Range
1170-1360
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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
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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
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
1,984Undergrads
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 18 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    67%
  • Overachiever
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
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
$49,600/ 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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Personally, I love Rhodes College. Even more so, I love the city in which it resides. Rhodes does a great job of encouraging its students to go beyond campus and experience what Memphis has to offer those who live there. Further, the school is very service oriented, and generally does a great job with connecting students to service opportunities. Unlike at most schools, greek life is a positive addition to the campus, and offers various leadership and philanthropic opportunities for those involved. Additionally, the coursework is manageable, yet still vigorous. Faculty are easily accessible, and class sized are small enough for professors to notice absences. Lastly, and most importantly, the school recognized its past shortcomings on its lack of diversity, and has worked tirelessly in recent years to improve this problem. Overall, the student-faculty relations and the opportunities the school offers makes it a great institution for anyone interested.
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Really love my professors. Rhodes dominates the SAA in most sports and has several national caliber teams. The alumni database is superb and continues to grow. The only downside is how administration is trying to phase out greek life (most students don't agree with) and the ultra liberal agenda they have; for example, they make you do privilege walks during the "First year experience" (FYE is a waste of time that no first year likes) and try to make white men seem bad. Hopefully, that will scale back with time.
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.