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Reviews 548 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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

4 College Freshman

Administration: Some trouble with sexual assault policies from what I hear

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Good aid but could be better

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are really great. The material is really difficult, but that is expected. The professors are all really willing to help.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Rhodes College is very prestigious and very well known.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I have made a lot of really good friends this year.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There has been a big push on campus to make the college a safer place.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I was only Greek for a couple months. It was fun. I didn't get into the sorority of my choosing and would have had to rush all over again so I just stopped completely. It can be very difficult to make good friends when you are not Greek since many people might be on a completely different schedule than you. Greek life is fun though and I wish I had rushed a second time. It can be fairly demanding, but it depends.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym is small and can become fairly crowded, making workouts difficult (depending on what you do). But the gym has most of the equipment that one would want. The pool is fairly small, and it is outdoors so it is not open most of the school year. I am not an athlete so those are the two main things I use. The courts, the fields, and tracks all seem to be nice.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Midtown has a great variety of restaurants. I love that we are so close to many different types of dining options.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's almost always a party going on - whether it's in the frat houses, in a dorm, or off campus housing. It's even better if you're Greek. Formals can be a lot of fun. Two reasons why I say it isn't "the best": Alcohol runs out quickly at parties (to the point where it wouldn't be unusual to spend a year attending Rhodes where the only time you drink is while pre gaming) and everything ends before 2 AM, sometimes as early as 1 AM, which is really lame.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I went to two different boarding schools and my sister went to another one where I often visited her. I used to get sick of the food that was offered at boarding school but it always tasted good, they had more options, and everything was healthier. Those three schools all had food that was far superior than the food at Rhodes College. Here are almost no healthy options. The "healthy" options they have are bad, such as lettuce being wilted and salad toppings from a can. The food served at the rat does not change very often either. Even though they have vegetarian options, it is extremely difficult to be a vegetarian here. Many times, there have not been labels on the soup and I have had to ask the Rat employees if the soup is vegetarian. They usually have to check and then respond with a 'yes'. However, when I taste it, I find out it that it had chicken broth in it or something that is not vegetarian (this is a problem within Memphis as a whole - they do not seem to understand what vegetarian means and some restaurants do not have any or only have one vegetarian option). The vegetarian options do not give enough nutrition and I stopped my vegetarian diet. There are only two places on campus to get a full meal, which is annoying. The Lair runs out of food items quickly, such as wheat rolls or a certain type of meat, which limits options even further. If you eat dinner late, it is very frustrating. The Lair stops accepting meal plans at 8:30 PM and you have to pay with Lynx Bucks (if you are out, you have to pay with your credit card or cash). That wouldn't be so bad except they close all the other stations and leave open the station with the most unhealthy options available - the Grill.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing process can be difficult. The dorms are generally clean. The staff members that clean the dorms are very nice and come often. The dorms are mostly older and tend to come with bug infestations or really strange shapes (from things such as adding AC) and you could end up playing a game of tetris when trying to fit furniture and other room appliances. I have lived in 3 different dorms on campus and each of them have been about a 1-5 minute walk to all my classes, which is a huge plus. There are only a couple dorms that take more time than that. The windows crank open and don't have screens, which is frustrating because there are tons of bugs here. I love that there is a large variety of different types of housing. A few of the dorms reserved for upperclassmen are amazing! Overall, I think the housing is pretty nice compared to most schools.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received exactly what I needed. That is not the story for all students but the process is quick and easy.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: At first, the parties seem fun and entertaining. After a while as a student you realize the parties are repetitive and boring if you aren't drunk or legitimately interested in meeting people.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is dull and boring. There is little to no diversity in food options excluding the wok station. A lot of dishes are made up like the “Mexican Lasagna”.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't been off campus very many times, but I cannot complain about the places I have gone.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I don't think the campus is really strict. The point is to make sure students are safe.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't really mind it as much as my friends do. I am not a picky eater at all.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am really lucky to be living in the dorm that I live in currently.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I lived off campus for two years. It was fun, but it was also dirty, and someone broke into our house when one of my roommates was home.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Memphis has so many delicious off-campus dining options!

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Campus Safety is great-for white kids. Drinking underage is okay, drugs will get you in trouble.


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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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