If you are planning on applying to Rhodes College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to Rhodes College for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Rhodes College's admissions stats.
|Rhodes College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||4.0|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||66%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for Rhodes College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 1|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 1|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||January 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
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 I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. 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 57%. In 2022, Rhodes College admitted 148 of the 228 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
In 2022, Rhodes College waitlisted 1,380 students and 687 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 1 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Rhodes College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Rhodes College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Rhodes College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Rhodes College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Rhodes College have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.
Out of all students that were admitted, 16% submitted a class rank. At Rhodes College 66% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 94% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
At Rhodes College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.84%|
|3.50 and 3.74||10.95%|
|3.25 and 3.49||4.24%|
|3.00 and 3.24||1.77%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.18%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Rhodes College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Rhodes College does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of 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.
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. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is Rhodes College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Rhodes College is 57%.
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 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.
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 3.99. 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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