Location
Memphis, TN
Undergrads
1,899
Tuition
$38,092
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 764 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have not pledged but over half the student population is in a Greek organization. Some people feel pressure to join to ensure their place in the social scene but many others find that it is no big deal.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Be smart. Be really smart.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most kids are Greek but it's not that big of a deal if you aren't.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a small campus so you see the same people a lot, but that being said, there are still over 2,000 people.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of wealthy white students here but it isn't hard to find diversity if you actively seek it out.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are very demanding but the professors are really great about meeting you in office hours if you need extra help or just want to clarify a few things.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I never have any problems getting into the classes I need/want. Professors are great about making wait lists and will usually let you in a full class if you ask.

College Freshman

Athletics: I am not involved in any athletics on campus. Some students attend games but not a ton.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied with my general school application, I haven't had to reapply yet because I am only a Freshman.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Rhodes is great! It has a strong focus on academics, which was my number 1 priority.

4 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, but I almost never hear complaints about it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's great if you have a car or a friend with a car. Memphis has lots of great (and cheap!) food options.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There is wireless everywhere on campus. I have never had a problem finding a computer.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you aren't being loud/disruptive they are pretty relaxed.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's in Memphis so there are plenty of options, just not my scene.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It is typical college food.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Rhodes is great for academics but if you aren't into Greek life it can be more difficult, but not impossible, to find good friends.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life at Rhodes and with each passing day I am thankful to not be. I believe that such organizations at Rhodes are too consuming and often limit interaction between Greeks and non Greeks. However, I have very good friends involved in Greek life so I suppose it depends on the person,like most things.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Religious Studies is at the core of the Foundations curriculum at Rhodes College. This makes pursuing a major in the field a very exciting and contemporary one. The professors in this field are eager to have students involved and are interested to see what students desire to do with such a degree. Being a freshmen I am limited to the ins and outs of the major but am very excited to embark on that journey!

5 College Freshman

Academics: Probably the strength of Rhodes College, its academics. I absolutely love going to classes and have no fear in meeting my professors in office hours. The academics at Rhodes are nationally renown and open many doors for graduate studies!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Because I am not involved in that social scene, I am often unaware. However, I do know that some students smoke marijuana. Alcohol is the most prevalent however, and that is no secret!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Rhodes! Sure there are things that I wish were different however the good things greatly outweigh the bad. My professors are invested in us, the students. Rhodes kids, as a general rule, want to be there and want to the make the most of their education. Going to Rhodes has already and I know will continue to open amazing doors for me. I am very fortunate to be there, it is the school of my dreams.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Rhodes Campus has been rated one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. My housing experience has been wonderful. My dorm is spacious and the bathroom and showering facilities are clean.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Being a small school, Rhodes College has only two dining options. While I enjoy them they easily get redundant. However, I am thankful for the attitudes of the workers which often make my dining experience pleasant!

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I honestly don't know. I assume that Memphis has great bars and an excellent social scene, however that is not how I spend my time.

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Julia Fawal
Hometown
Birmingham, Alabama
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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If you talk to Rhodes upperclassmen about their college experience, most will say that they're glad they chose their school. When it comes down to it, Rhodes pairs a phenomenal educational experience with a down-to-earth, welcoming atmosphere that alums fondly reflect on. The professors care more than you can possibly imagine. They have high expectations and do their best to challenge students, but they are also there to be mentors or even friends. Students are encouraged to explore their interests, discover passions, and fight to reach their full potential. Students who are unhappy at Rhodes tend to feel suffocated with how small the school actually is. It can be difficult to find a niche, and sometimes it's frustrating seeing the same people everywhere you go. The workload isn't exactly easy, either. Before enrolling, you have to be sure you're looking for such a small environment. There are definitely pros to it—the teacher/student relations, small class sizes, personal attention, a "community" feeling. But the students who are unhappy are typically the ones who realize they belong at a much larger place.

Students who remain at Rhodes say that, even if they were initially dissatisfied, they are so glad they stayed. At the very least, they know that they're graduating with a solid education and the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the "real world," whether that means going straight into the workforce, beginning graduate school, living abroad, or anything else a fully-equipped Rhodes grad could possibly want to do. Rhodes is a great community, and any driven, passionate student would be lucky to be a part of it.

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