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About Rhodes College

Rhodes College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Memphis, Tennessee. Rhodes College was founded in 1848 and now enrolls around 1,875 students a year, including 1,840 undergrads.

Rhodes College offers housing for up to 1,482 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 93% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2021, the total market value of Rhodes College's endowment was $352.206 million For each full-time student, Rhodes College spends about $15,726. Rhodes College employs one full-time professor for every 10 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Rhodes College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 65%
Average GPA 3.9

Rhodes College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to Rhodes College for Fall 2022 is January 1. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Rhodes College by April 1.

Rhodes College Early Admission

Rhodes College offers early decision and early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Rhodes College is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
65% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Rhodes College.

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Rhodes College Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Rhodes College. The acceptance rate at Rhodes College is 51%. Last year, 5,074 students applied to Rhodes College and 2,606 were admitted.

Rhodes College Waitlist

In 2021, 757 applicants were waitlisted and 34 students were ultimately offered a spot off the waitlist.

How Do I Get Into Rhodes College?

Rhodes College is considered very difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Rhodes College, applicants must submit the following items.

Rhodes College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

Rhodes College Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Rhodes College is 3.9 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Rhodes College.

Is Rhodes College Test Optional?

Rhodes College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 40% submitted the SAT. 73% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Rhodes College

Yes! Rhodes College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,482 students.

Rhodes College students are active in the school's Rhodes Outdoors Club, South Asian Culture and Advocacy and Rhodes College Crew Team. Rites of Spring (concert), Homecoming, and and Crawfish Festival are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Rhodes College.

Financial Aid at Rhodes College

Rhodes College meets 91% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Rhodes College full-time are awarded $43,614 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Rhodes College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rhodes College

About 87% of students who start at Rhodes College return the next year. Out of the 507 students who started at Rhodes College as first-time freshman, 400 graduate within four years.

Rhodes College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 82%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Rhodes College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $25,385 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Rhodes College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Rhodes College a good school for you?

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Where is Rhodes College?

Rhodes College is located in the urban setting of Memphis, Tennessee, less than an hour from Memphis.

If you want to see Rhodes College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40/55 to Memphis, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Memphis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rhodes College and Memphis are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2000 North Parkway Memphis, TN 38112-1690

Campus Setting: Urban

Rhodes College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rhodes College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rhodes College is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Rhodes College ACT Scores


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27 - 32

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1250 - 1400


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600 - 680


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620 - 720

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Wondering what life at Rhodes College is like? There are approximately 1,875 students enrolled at Rhodes College, including 1,840 undergraduate students and 35 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 29% percent are from TN and 71% percent of students are from other states.


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