Rhodes is a residential college committed to excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, and honor among ourselves. We live this life on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, an economic, political, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of national liberal arts and sciences colleges in a major metropolitan area. What Rhodes offers goes beyond its top-tier liberal arts education. Rhodes offers a transformational experience, challenging students to explore innovative ideas, examine their values, and discover what they can contribute to their community and to the world.
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Presbyterian Church (USA)
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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.
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.
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.
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.