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Reviews 590 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Course variety is vast, and in every department you find professors who are willing not only to work with you, but who will go out of their way to engage with you on a personal level.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Alumni network and the career services department help students get their application all over the country, therefore giving them access to more job opportunities. That alone is worth its weight in gold.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime hardly ever occurs. I have never witnessed it, only heard about it second or third-hand. Security guards are always driving around campus to keep a watchful eye on the students they protect. Guards at the gate stop everyone who comes in unless they have a Rhodes parking sticker on their car. I personally feel very safe at all times, but for those who do not, Campus Safety offers to drive to your location on campus and take you to your desired location as long as it is around campus or on campus itself.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms, at least for my freshman year, were just classic college dorms. Sophomore year, I am booked for a nicer double room. After freshman year, the housing improves dramatically.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: As a member of Greek life, it significantly improved my college experience almost immediately. The guys in every fraternity are welcoming, and sororities are universally inclusive as well. The only clash between Greeks and non-Greeks has been caused by a change in admittance into events. Guest lists are strictly enforced at Greek events, both on and off campus, in an effort to minimize, and hopefully eliminate the chance of sexual assault at such events. Each fraternity member is allowed one guest to bring to the event, so while parties are not open to everyone, they are rather inclusive if you find a fraternity member not taking a guest (which is not hard to do).

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Students come out and support their friends at sporting events. Because the school is so small, almost everyone is friends with an athlete or an athlete themselves. The facilities are better than average, plus the addition of a new Varsity Weight Room allows athletes to train separately from the non-athlete population. For a Division III school, our athletics rank as some of the best in the nation in many different sports.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The culture of the school itself is one of over-sensitivity, which is fueled by a few professors who force their ideologies on their students rather effectively by giving lower grades on assignments that reflect an argument for an opposing belief. For the most part, however, professors engage and promote discussion between students in an impartial manner. These professors are the ones who truly fuel the desire to learn in the college community.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: safety slacks off on the job

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: feel excluded because of race and being a gdi

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: no complaints

it is what it is

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: very inclusive

hard for some to join due to financial issues

3 College Freshman

Athletics: overrated and overexaggerated

athletes are rude at times

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our administration is awful to survivors of sexual assault and nearly always take the perpetrator's side.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my friends, but the overall campus experience has been inconsistent. Many students of ignorant, racist, sexist, etc. It's difficult that the school is so pro-conversation but so anti-movement towards change.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Career Services isn't really that helpful but you'll make many connections for potential jobs simply by being a Rhodes student.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: RAs are awesome and programming tends to be good. Rhodes dedicates a good amount of money to Residence Life.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is a hot-topic. Non-Greeks tend to hate Greeks and Greeks do not realize their privilege and arrogance.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Honestly I forget that we have sports at Rhodes.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: While the professors are fantastic and engaging, many of the students are disengaged and snobby. Greek life dominates the social scene in an increasingly negative way. That being said, I have made some brilliant and welcoming friends.

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.

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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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