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Rhodes College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,696
Total Undergrads
Including 5 Part-time
502
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,643)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,191)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 81 71 - -
Baseball 50 - - -
Basketball 11 10 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 - -
Football 68 - - -
Golf 8 12 - -
Soccer 26 21 - Yes
Softball - 16 - -
Swimming 9 10 - -
Tennis 15 14 - -
Volleyball - 17 - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.2%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 3.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 2

Notable Alumni

  • Allison Miller, actress and singer
  • Charlaine Harris, writer whose books were the basis for the HBO series "True Blood"
  • Claudia Kennedy, first woman to hold a three-star rank in the U.S. Army
  • Dixie Carter, actress (Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women")
  • John H. Bryan, former CEO of Sara Lee
  • Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • Craig Brewer, film director and screenwriter ("Hustle & Flow")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Richard from Frisco, TX
  • 4
  • Rhodes has 11 dorms, two which are apartment style with a living room and kitchen, that contain rooms for a single up to a quad. Depending on the dorm, there…

  • May-21-2012 Read More
  • Taylor from Memphis, TN
  • 3
  • I am a commuter, but I have visited the dorm area before. Some of the dorm buildings are not the coziest places to live, but it is really what you…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • A Freshman
  • Sep-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The food isn't... bad. It's just not usually good either. There are some options that are great, some in between, and some that are terrible - just depends on what you like, I guess.

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  • 5
  • LeAnna from Slidell, LA
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food around Memphis is great. Nobody should ever bother eating at a chain restaurant. There are plenty of great local and affordable places scattered throughout Memphis. We have barbeque, vegetarian, homegrown, Asian, Vietnamese, Mexican, Italian, you name it.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Aug-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Though the food can get repetitive and options are limited, it is better than it could be.

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  • 3
  • Student from Texas
  • Jun-15-2013 I am a current student here

    A lot of people complain about the dining options here, but personally it is what I would have expected. Nothing beats a home cooked meal, but hey, at least it is palatable.

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  • 1
  • Rhodent
  • May-28-2013 I am a current student here

    The staff is great, but the food provider, Aramark is terrible. I have seen roaches on several occasions.

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  • 4
  • Hunter from Georgetown, TX
  • Apr-03-2013 I am a current student here

    It's unfortunate but understandable that this little campus has so few dining options. That being said, the ones they have are relatively nice. The Catherine Burrow Refectory (the Rat) is the buffet-like dining option that most students prefer. What's really nice is that it is newly renovated so it's really nice!

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  • 4
  • rhodesstudent121
  • Dec-17-2012 I am a current student here

    As much as people complain about the food, it's pretty good for mass-cooking.

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  • 4
  • Taylor from Memphis, TN
  • Dec-08-2012 I am a current student here

    In the past people often complained about food quality, especially at the Rat Refectory. The Rat is a buffet-style eatery where students can chow down on anything from classic home-style meals to vegetarian foods. However, since the Rat was reconstructed in this year, quality and taste has improved ten-fold. Not only is this building beautiful and roomy, but the chefs are very creative when giving the students fresh and tasty home cooked options. On the other side of campus lies the Lynx Lair. Unlike the Rat, the Lair the menu doesn�¢??t change on a daily basis�¢??there is a station of wraps and deli-style sandwiches, one for fried and grilled foods, one that sells quesadillas and burritos, one for pizza, and a salad bar. The items change during late hours and alcohol can also be purchased at the bar area. The lair is a great place to bring hang out with friends, watch TV in the lounge area, or study.

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  • 3
  • Current Student
  • Jun-01-2012 I am a current student here

    Food is really average. There are two main dining areas that offer a change of pace. It depends on the day. Friday's 'fried chicken Friday's' are always a hit, though.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Aug-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Four sororities and six fraternities. There is not many to choose from but everyone in them is nice. Greek parties are open to the whole school after 11 pm.

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  • 0
  • Hunter from Georgetown, TX
  • Apr-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life on Rhodes campus is huge. You don't have to be in a sorority or a fraternity but the majority of students here are. There are fun parties all of the time and great events that everyone attends. While Greek life here is really prevalent, it is not like the big state schools. Every organization is extremely involved with their philanthropy which is something that is really cool, also because each one is different so you're always helping someone out.

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  • 0
  • rhodesstudent121
  • Dec-17-2012 I am a current student here

    about half of the school is, but people don't really care if you're greek or not.

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  • 0
  • Taylor from Memphis, TN
  • Dec-08-2012 I am a current student here

    Over half of the entire student population is a part of Greek life! Everywhere you turn you can see girls toting their sorority bags, and guys clad in their frat shirts. Going Greek seems to be a large part of the social scene at Rhodes, but there are plenty more students remain active on campus without pledging.

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  • 0
  • Richard from Frisco, TX
  • May-21-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a major part of the Rhodes experience with over fifty percent of the student body being involved in Fraternities and Sororities. Students involved in Greek Life have the chance to attend many formals and activities thrown by their house. However, those not wishing to become part of Greek Life need not worry. All house parties are open to each student on campus after a certain time, and there are many other organizations to become apart of on campus.

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