Rhodes College

603 reviews
  1. Memphis, TN
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Rhodes College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
Website
From Rhodes College

Rhodes' rigorous approach to liberal arts and sciences inspires students to discover and cultivate lifelong passions, and to make a difference in the classroom, on campus, in the city of Memphis, and throughout the world. Simply put, our mission is to prepare students to become essential in life and career, wherever those journeys take them.

Rhodes College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1200-1380
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$28,615/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,412/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,801/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,345/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,824/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,144/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,016Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    63%
  • Overachiever
    38%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.46 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • A valuable learning environment.
    31%
  • Our ivy is in a league of its own.
    31%
  • Definitely a liberal arts college
    25%
  • Community, family
    13%

After Rhodes College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

603 reviews
  • Excellent
    100
  • Very Good
    233
  • Average
    215
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    23
First of all, I would like to give you the business for looking at this "Guys & Girls" section of a school when deciding where to apply. It is misogynistic and encouraging the patriarchy! How dare you. Just kidding. This is probably what I looked at the most when applying to schools.

Rhodes College has some of the most fantastic people I have ever met. Even though most of them are white and come from upper-middle class families, somehow there still manages to be a diversity of opinions and upbringings.

A lot of the girls here are in sororities; however, Greek life is not as prevalent as you would believe. The sororities still intermingle and no one really cares which one you're in.

Ten percent of the male population at Rhodes is football players. Seriously, this is not a joke. There are a lot of athletes here, but since this is a D3 school, they aren't the typical meatheads you're imagining. They have activities outside of football and interact with non-football players. That being said, Rhodes has a lot of male athletes, but sports is not prevalent on campus.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 3 2015
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 13 2015
Campus is beautiful! Consistently ranked near the top. We have tons of trees and good lawn spaces. I think our athletics facilities are great, but I'm not an athlete. The library and adjoined coffee shop/study spot are great, but usually packed. We only have like 4-5 open computer labs, in the library, and then maybe one each in certain academic departments. It can be very hard to find a study spot around exam time, but otherwise it's not too bad. Our dining halls look nice but serve crappy food. Classrooms are fine, all are "smart" but some are just ugly. We have small arts programs and spaces. All buildings are fairly updated/renovated if they're old.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Aug 13 2014