Location: Memphis, TN (United States)
Funding: Private university
Size: Approximately 1,800+ students
Percent Women: 59% female
Tuition (one year): $51, 900
Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, International Relations, History, English
Greek Life: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 45%
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit Rhodes College's website at www.rhodes.edu/admission!
Why Choose Rhodes?
"I chose Rhodes because there are so many opportunities! I love that it is located in Memphis where the music and food culture is alive and Rhodes always exposes its students to all kinds of opportunitiess!"
"Rhodes stood out to me because of how attentive they are to you even if you're just a prospective student! I felt like they really knew me, what my interests were and how Rhodes is the perfect fit for me. I can't imagine being anywhere else!"
"I really enjoyed my visit to Rhodes and saw how dedicated the students and staff were. They all were passionate and friendly and I couldn't help but want to be part of the Rhodes community!"
"Rhodes has such a rich culture. It's located in a great city where there's always something to do. But also Rhodes invests time in its students and want to see them succeed. I've had so many great opportunities thrown at me thanks to Rhodes and I'm so glad I ended up here!"
"Rhodes' pre-med program really drew me in. All the professors that I got to meet were so helpful and so knowledgeable! I definitely knew Rhodes' pre-med program would prepare me for the future and it really has! It's amazing to see how many Rhodes students get into medical/graduate school after graduation!"
"The Rhodes community is what I loved when I visited. Everyone is so friendly and since it's a small campus, it seems like everyone knows everyone and gets along with one another."
"Rhodes is so service-minded and I really like that about Rhodes. That's why Rhodes was named #1 Service-Minded School in America constantly. Being able to participate in all types of community service projects has definitely impacted me and it's something I love to do!"
"The research opportunities at Rhodes. All I can say is, awesome."
"The tour guides at Rhodes are awesome people! You can really tell that they love Rhodes and each of them have their own unique story! I remember as a prospective student, I wanted to find a school I was passionate about like the tour guides were and Rhodes happened to be the one for me!"
"I do love me some Fried Chicken Fridays. It's what I look forward to all week in the Rat!"
"So much dedication to community service! Everyone's doing it and it's a 'good' type of peer pressure!"
"My professors are hands-down awesome. Cannot imagine Rhodes without them!"
"The library is beautiful! There's no wonder why it's usually recognized as one of the most beautiful college libraries."
"The Rhodes community is such a supportive and friendly group of people."
"Lecture Board does a really great job bringing in different speakers for the student body. Noam Chomsky, Fred Smith and Jerry Greenfield (founder of Ben & Jerry's) just to name a few!"
"I love my small classes. I learn so much not only from my professors, but also my peers."
"Rhodes Activities Board does a great job of hosting a lot of fun events throughout the school year! Bring on the Puppy Study Breaks and the massages!"
"The staff at Rhodes are all wonderful people. They all ave their own quirky personalities and I love them!"
"Being in the city is great! Lots of places to eat, lots of things to do, and hey, free admission into the Memphis Zoo on Tuesday is pretty cool too!"
"The food could use a little improvement. But it's definitey a lot better than what it used to be."
"I wish there was more ethnic diversity. I really appreciate the fact that the school encourages diversity and that the new multicultural affairs director takes the time to send out 'Diversity Weekly' news to students about upcoming events."
"Controlling the temperature in the dorms can be frustrating at times."
"Parking has become a hassle recently. So many cars!"
"The 57% female stat is so evident...."
New Collegiate on Campus
"Welcome Week is so much fun! I met so many awesome people and my PA leaders really helped me transition into Rhodes!"
"When you're a freshman, everyone wants to get to know you. It's overwhelming, but also great when upperclassmen are introducing themselves to you and genuinely interested in getting to know you. I met so many people my first week at Rhodes and it was so welcoming!"
"Going through rush as a freshman was such a great decision for me! I found a home away from home and I get to call some of the most amazing girls my sisters!"
"I'm glad that Rhodes spends a lot of time on the freshmen. We had a summer orientation program called Open Rhodes and I actually met my future roommate there! And also Welcome Week, which is when freshmen move onto campus first, was a blast. I had a great time learning about Rhodes, Memphis and getting to know my PA leaders and my fellow students!"
"Learning about the Rhodes College Bucket List was fun. I definitely rode the Lynx my freshman year!"
All About Academics
"The workload may seem like a lot at first, but you really do learn how to prioritize and manage your time. It really depends on what classes you're taking also."
"Rhodes is rigorous that's for sure. But even though it's hard, you still have time to socialize and have fun on the weekends. It's not unbearable."
"The most popular major at Rhodes seems to be anything science-related. I cannot tell you how many pre-med track students I've met!"
"Going to the URCAS every year is a highlight for me. I get to learn so much about research & projects my fellow students are doing and it's so interesting to see the work they've done throughout the school year!"
"I really like how diverse the class offerings are at Rhodes. There are so many different classes and so many awesome professors, I always have a hard time choosing which classes I want to take because there are so many!"
"The Foundations curriculum is something I really like. It makes me explore different subject areas and even though they're not part of my major, the classes are fun to take!"
"My friends and I love getting together and studying in the library. We're all in it together."
Learn from the Best
"I-Man has changed my life! Hands down the coolest, funkiest professor I've ever had! Live long and prosper! You have to take a class from Professor Ivory, he's literally the Man."
"My professors are all so helpful inside and outside the classroom. I spend a lot of time during their office hours not only talking about class, but also life in general!"
"My professor frequently invites our class over to her house for dinner. It's a great bonding experience and you can tell she's really invested in her students!"
"Even though I took one class with a professor, she still remembers me by name even though I rarely see her. She's always so friendly and always up for a conversation!"
"It's fun to see the professors participate in school activities. I got to dunk my professor at Rites to Play and it was a splash!"
"The professors at Rhodes are so understanding. Communicating with them is never an issue and if something comes up, they're willing to work with you. They're there because they care!"
Interests and Involvement
"Getting involved at Rhodes is so easy. They have a SACK Fair at the beginning of every semester where students can find out about the different clubs on campus. The free candy is an added bonus."
"Joining Kinney has been so impactful on my college experience! The amount of effort put into organizing these service projects is amazing. I've had such a great time working with Kinney!"
"I love how there's a club for everything. Outdoors club, finance club, Spanish club, band, orchestra - it's endless!"
"There's over 100+ clubs at Rhodes so it's simple to get involved. And if there isn't a club you want at Rhodes, you can start your own. It's so easy, just find an advisor and a couple other people to join you and DONE!"
"I'm really into intramural sports and so it's great to have active intramural teams!"
"The Pack does a great job of getting the student body pumped up at games. It's exciting to see our team win!"
"Games can get a little crazy because we have awesome fans! The student body does really get fired up during games."
"It's great that Rhodes has varisty, club and intramural sports!"
"Football season is probably my favorite because not only can you enjoy a great football game but also the tailgating that comes along with it."
"ROLL LYNX ROLL!"
"You can definitely tell Rhodes is a female-dominated campus."
"The girls are campus are independent and good at what they do. They are all so driven."
"I enjoy taking classes about gender studies. You can learn so much from these classes."
"When it comes time for sorority formals, it's always a scramble to get dates because there are so many girls and so little guys."
Food & Drink
"There are two dining halls on campus: The Rat and the Lair. It really depends on what you want. If you want to eat a lot, go to the Rat. If you want fast food, go to the Lair."
"I love how there's a small bar on campus. If you're of legal age, it's great that you can enjoy a beer on campus."
"I love going to the Rat on Fried Chicken Fridays!"
"I love how there are kitchens in different dorm halls on campus. I can cook myself a meal when I want to and it's really convenient."
"If you don't want to eat on campus, a short 5 minute drive will take you into Midtown and there are so many restaurants to choose from. Memphis is a great place for food!"
"Rhodes is a wet campus. If you want to drink, you can drink. If you don't want to, you don't have to."
"There's always something to do on the weekends unless everyone's on break. Frat row is usually open for parties on the weekends."
"I love that each class year hosts different social events. For example, the Senior Bus Party and etc."
"RAB hosts bus parties throughout the school year and they usually have a fun theme with it. Probably the most poular would the homecoming bus party. Everyone goes to that and it's usually chaotic but also fun."
"If you're not on campus, there's always something to do off campus. I love checking out the ILoveMemphis blog because it tells you about upcoming events in the area. Also, a lot of people like to go explore and go downtown."
"If you don't want to go to a party, different student clubs on campus host events during the weekends."
"I'm not a huge partier so I usually go to the Digital Media Center, rent a couple of DVDs and spend time with my friends watching movies and eating snacks!"
"I really enjoyed being in a suite-style dorm my freshman year. My roommate was great and our suitemates were awesome too. We're all really good friends now!"
"Glassell Castle for life!"
"I got a random roommate and it was great! We both got along really well and I had no problems with her whatsoever!"
"I enjoy living in EV on campus. It's nice to have my own room and my own kitchen in the apartment. And of course, my roommates and I have a blast together!"
"West Village is the newest dorm on campus so it's usually high in demand. It's hard to get, but if you're able to get it, it's amazing!"
"I lived in a dorm for 2 years and decided to live off-campus. I love feeling independent and having my own kitchen, room and everything!"
"On Fridays, my friends and I spend time in Overton Square eating at the restaurants. Local and Bar Louie are two of my favorite places to go to grab a bite to eat!"
"Beale Street is my go to place! The music is always bumping, the food is ALWAYS good and there's so much to do down there, especially when they're having festivals on Beale Street."
"My favorite thing to do during the summer is go to the free music concerts at the Levitt Shell. It's always a great time and you'll see tons of Rhodes students there because who doesn't love good music and good company?"
"In Midtown, I love going to Kwik Chek and getting their Bibimbap. So good."
"I love how Rhodes really inegrates the Memphis culture onto campus. The Big Diehl program is always giving out free tickets and stuff to go to different events happening around Memphis."
"There are so many internship opportunities in Memphis. Rhodes has connections with big companies like FedEx, Autozone, International Paper - the list goes on and on. Finding an internship isn't hard, you just need to go to Career Services and they are more than willing to help you!"
"The music and food culture in Memphis is so alive. I love exploring good places to eat and enjoying live music at these restaurants!"
"If you haven't tried Central BBQ, you haven't lived yet."
"Cafe Ecelectic is really close to campus and one of my favorite places to eat at!"
HC's Complete College Guide: Rhodes College
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