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Rhodes College

Memphis, TN, USA
3.87 Average Rating

Originally founded as the Masonic University of Tennessee, Rhodes College is a 4-year liberal arts college in Memphis. With a campus noteworthy for its numerous Collegiate Gothic buildings and line of trees known as “Oak Alley,” Rhodes awards bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic majors and minors. In addition, Rhodes features a Foundations Curriculum requiring all students to complete an internship, study abroad program, or a research project during their college career. During finals week, the Rhodes faculty and staff cook pancakes for the entire student body to provide a break from studying.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
29%
Out-Of-State Students
71%
79%
Submitting ACT
30%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1362
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,010
Total Number of Undergrads
1,988
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
71%
20-39 Students
26%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
75%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,629
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$47,890
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$47,890
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,406
Books and Supplies
$1125

Aid & Grants

0
100
93%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,234
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,836
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$28,171

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
46%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,303
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
147
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
69%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lynx
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Athletic Association

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Memphis
Nashville
Atlanta
Washington
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$64,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
Rhodes College is a four year liberal arts college in Memphis Tennessee that challenges students both academically and morally. The college offers many sought after courses, such as Biology and International Studies, and provides countless opportunities for research and to study abroad. Rhodes is a place for growth and discovery, and the resources available on campus will guide students to achieve their goals and ambitions.
Richard from Frisco, TX
Rhodes is a small, private liberal arts college in a big city. Not many other schools can provide an intimate learning environment, an all the opportunities of a big city. This along with its Honor Code, high caliber students and its gorgeous campus setting sets Rhodes apart from other schools.
Taylor from Memphis, TN
Rhodes College is definitely a small liberal arts institution where everyone has fun and gets their work done. Classes are challenging and will prepare anyone for their post-graduate studies/careers on Monday through Friday, but people still party hard Friday and Saturday. Sunday, the entire campus studies.
Current Student
a very well-managed and planned out college. the security is great and surprising enough - the food is great!
a rising sophmore
Rhodes is an oasis of knowledge. It captures the antiquity of the art of learning. Rhodes is a pearl in the oyster.
Very Interested
Rhodes is a beautiful school with extremely nice, smart, and outstanding individuals. Very safe campus, and has a very strong pre-med program. I hope to be able to attend.
prospective student

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