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Rhodes College

Memphis, Tennessee

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Rhodes College overview
Location Memphis, Tennessee
Online rhodes.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Rhodes College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Rhodes College, established in 1848 and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1925, is a private liberal arts college historically affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The institution is situated on a 123-acre wooded campus featuring Gothic Revival architecture, prominently the stone-clad Halliburton Tower. Notably residential, Rhodes offers campus housing options for its undergraduate population. Academically, it provides a broad range of majors, with particular strength in the biological sciences and international studies. The college maintains a highly selective admissions process. Rhodes is recognized for its emphasis on undergraduate research and service learning. Although not predominantly known for athletics, Rhodes competes in NCAA Division III as the Lynx, fielding various varsity teams.

In the most recent statistical year 5,253 prospective students applied, and 2,832 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 477 enrolled in the school.  1,955 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 53 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $52,000 plus fees of $310. Rhodes College is ranked 119 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Rhodes College is rated within the top 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
Rhodes College overview
SAT 1310/1470
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.99

Applications Accepted

Rhodes College overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Rhodes College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,125
Other Fees$310
Room and Board $12,296
Budget for Other Expenses$2,619
Total One Year Cost$68,350

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$59,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

75% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rhodes College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 23%
Biology 15%
English and Literature 11%
Business 11%
Psychology 9%

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Last updated February 24, 2024