Rhodes College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Memphis, Tennessee, which is a predominantly urban area. The school maintains a Presbyterian Church affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Enrollment at Rhodes College is nearly 1,700 annually.
Students can select from several areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- English Language And Literature
- Business And Marketing Studies
Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the school. The most common exam scores among applicants admitted to this school are within the range of 26 to 31 on the ACT, or 1770 to 2060 on the SAT exam. 50% of students that apply are admitted to Rhodes College, of which 21% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $40,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. Some students at Rhodes College may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The mascot for Rhodes College is the "Lynx", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, tuition information, areas of study offered, and more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.rhodes.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates Rhodes College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Rhodes College is around 2,100 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 27% enrolling as graduate students and 99% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $43,000-$51,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $2,000 for part time students
- The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $13,000, the amount includes twenty-one meals each week
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$25,584|
|Receiving Student Loans||50%||$5,876|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Rhodes College may provide services to students like:
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Rhodes College has a very high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||74%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||4%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.7%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2012)
Rhodes College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (368)
- Basketball (368)
- Track and Field (368)
- Field Hockey
- Football (368)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Rhodes College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Rhodes College.
- The University of Tennessee - Martin in Martin, TN (104 miles away)
- Athens State University in Athens, AL (173 miles away)
- University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL (214 miles away)
- University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN (233 miles away)
- Harris - Stowe State University in Saint Louis, MO (241 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Rhodes College for official up-to-date information.