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Reviews 571 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not an athletic person nor do I find sports very entertaining so my opinion isn't really valid. I can go a long time without hearing about our athletics if that means anything.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Rhodes has a lot of issues on its plate, mostly in terms of diversity, but they are normal college problems and unlike some other public institutions, we are embracing them and making sure they are being worked on. The academics have been very challenging, but I may not be the best source on that coming from a local public high school which consistently struggled to meet state standards. Perhaps what is most pleasing to me is the financial aid (which, on the current path, will let me graduate debt-free) and the willingness of my professors and advisers to go a step above the rest and make sure I'm doing well.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at Rhodes is about as good as one could ask for. The professors are engaging, very approachable and willing to help if you go to office hours. The only downside is that the workload can be quite overwhelming at times (especially if you are taking a lab) but visiting professors in office hours usually helps with the more difficult material.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Rhodes! It is the perfect college for me!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The opportunities I have at Rhodes are preparing me for graduate school and a successful career.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've been very happy with my dorm experience.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a member of the Men's Swim Team. Our coach is amazing. Our team is growing and setting new school records every day, every meet, and every season!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Rhodes College is the perfect fit for me!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While there's definitely measures now in place to address safety, the school can do more in terms of preventative care.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses are really hard and they make you think but the professors are there every step of the way

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center is very helpful. The alumni are also very loving of the school

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most students live on campus so the sense of community is really there

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's a great environment if you feel like you need it. It's definitely very helpful during freshman year as you get to meet a lot of people. However, the most awesome thing about our Greek system is that people don't actually live in the houses so non-Greeks and Greeks mix together a lot.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I personally am not involved in the athletics department but I enjoy going to our gym very much.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone is very helpful and friendly. The professors are very engaging and genuinely want to be there to teach you. 99% of the classes don't have TAs so you really do get to know the professor on a personal level.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not my favorite. Would like newer, more updated options.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties happen all the time, but they're all pretty much the same.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not involved in athletics, but the facilities are nice.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overly focused on general requirements rather than education in the fields you want to go into. The community can be isolating if you aren't exactly the Rhodes type of student. I've taken some amazing classes, and some that are quite challenging, but overall feel unchallenged. Some professors are excellent while others are just okay.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The nightlife is very fun. I have a lot of really great friends at Rhodes.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is no peer pressure.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Great school, dedicated professors and campus safety.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The sense of community is great, the classes are challenging but not overwhelming, and there are amazing opportunities to get to know Memphis. Plus, I'm a Bonner Scholar, so I have amazing intern opportunities and I get money to put towards my tuition.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are great. Too Greek-oriented.

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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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