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Reviews 562 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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

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.

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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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: everyone is so nice and helpful. Rhodes has so many programs to help any type of student from multicultural programs to first generation students. staff is so nice and so are the students, great school overall.

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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.

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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.

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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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