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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The two times I have been at Rhodes College were amazing. I went for the first time to tour the school to help make my final decision and everyone we met was so kind. The school took my breath away. Then I came for the second time for orientation and although I endured a lot from flight issues, everyone was welcoming with open arms. The school took my breath away again and was even prettier than I remember it. I was a little confused as to where some buildings are because there are not obvious signs pointing you the way. Other than that aspect and a couple others, I have enjoyed my experiences at Rhodes so far.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: A few of the rules don't make much sense to me, but they do a good job reinforcing those that they have, and consequences seem fair.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life is very prevalent, with most of the students participating. However, it isn't necessary to enjoy yourself, and I don't really think it changes much about the campus - besides being the source of most parties.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: All the parties are the same, basically. They happen every weekend, so if you wanna go out you'll definitely be able to find a place. It's a good way to unwind after the week, and socialize with friends.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many places have awesome food! Memphis has some great options for eating out, especially when it comes to barbecue. You just have to know where to look.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Not terrible, but not great. Sometimes the food is good, but sometimes it isn't... and at least they make an effort to provide alternative options for people with food allergies or other issues.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorms are great! Others aren't terrible, but they aren't the best - a few of the dorm buildings are rather old. However, it isn't actually that big of a deal, nice decorations can make any room look better. The biggest downside is that the majority of the dorms have shared bathrooms and showers.

The lottery is pretty fair, and the housing process was easier than I expected!

4 College Freshman

Majors: There was not a real process of choosing my major. Since Rhodes is a liberal arts school students are encouraged to try out a little of everything.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am really looking forward to the classes I am taking for my major and minor.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet through Rhodes, but the internships I have had have all been really great and informative.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity is a big thing that Rhodes is currently trying to address. Everyone is taking initiative to make everything more diverse.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Neuroscience is a great major. Since it is really popular there is a lot of help with faculty and a lot of opportunities to do work outside the classroom.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are very rigorous.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The students on campus are great. I wish there was more of a student center than just the Middle Ground.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: The area around Rhodes is okay but I do not see myself living in that area after graduation. There are small shops nearby, but not a lot to do within walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The people at Rhodes are really great and inviting.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Trying to find a cheap place is hard.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are good places, but they are all just average

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Freshman year parties are great, but the novelty quickly wears off.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Haven't had any issues with admin.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm stuck in a sticky situation and Rhodes is being very elusive about helping me out to keep attending.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The ice cream is always great, and Alphonsus is the bomb diggity.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Sometimes it can smell and get mold easily, but overall it's pretty clean

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive, on campus is more convenient

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food in Memphis is amazing

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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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