If you are considering submitting an application to Rhodes College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
|Rhodes College 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||53%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||40%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||73%|
Rhodes College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Rhodes College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Rhodes College is 65%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 51%. Last year, Rhodes College admitted 148 of the 228 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is very difficult to get into Rhodes College. Rhodes College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Rhodes College accepted 51% of students, around 2,606 of the 5,074 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Rhodes College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2021, Rhodes College waitlisted 757 students. Of those, 363 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Rhodes College must submit the following items. Double check with Rhodes College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Rhodes College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 35% submitted a class rank. At Rhodes College 53% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 86% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Rhodes College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.06%|
|3.50 and 3.74||11.45%|
|3.25 and 3.49||6.54%|
|3.00 and 3.24||1.64%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1.86%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
Rhodes College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
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.
In 2021, 40% of Rhodes College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 73% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Rhodes College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1250 and 1400 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Rhodes College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1400 and 25% of scored lower than 1250, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rhodes College students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rhodes College students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Rhodes College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rhodes College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rhodes College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Rhodes College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is May 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Rhodes College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Rhodes College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Rhodes College.
Does Rhodes College accept transfer credits?
Rhodes College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Rhodes College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Rhodes College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Rhodes College?
Rhodes College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Rhodes College's acceptance rate?
Rhodes College's acceptance rate is 51%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rhodes College?
Rhodes College's early decision acceptance rate was 65% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Rhodes College? Rhodes College is a very selective institution. The Rhodes College acceptance rate is 51%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Rhodes College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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