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Rhodes College Admission Requirements

Memphis, Tennessee

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Chances of getting into Rhodes College


Acceptance Rate 
Admission Difficulty for Rhodes College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Rhodes College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Rhodes College is 51%.  It ranks #7 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Rhodes College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,606 out of 5,074 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent (SAT 1220/1400 ACT 27/32). Rhodes College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.9. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Rhodes College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Rhodes College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 35% of students submitted SAT scores and 75% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Rhodes College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Rhodes College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Rhodes College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1310

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rhodes College?

Rhodes College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. Rhodes College ranks #2 in Tennessee and #115 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rhodes College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1400 and Above Good >66%
1310 to 1400 Avg + 51%-66%
1220 to 1310 Avg - 35%-51%
1130 to 1220 Reach 22%-35%
Less than 1130 Low <22%
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Rhodes College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Rhodes College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Rhodes College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Rhodes College?

Admission data indicates that Rhodes College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Tennessee and #127 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 75 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rhodes College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rhodes College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >69%
29 to 32 Avg + 51%-69%
27 to 29 Avg - 38%-51%
25 to 27 Reach 27%-38%
Less than 25 Low <27%
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Rhodes College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Rhodes College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Rhodes College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rhodes College was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Rhodes College accepts 51% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Rhodes College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 61.45% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 17.06% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 11.45% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 6.54% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 1.64% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.86% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

53% of Rhodes College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Rhodes College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 53%
Top 25% of class 86%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Rhodes College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,815 2,259 5,074
Accepted 1,497 1,109 2,606
Acceptance Rate 53% 49% 51%
Enrolled 247 195 442
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Rhodes College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rhodes College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Rhodes College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rhodes College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221351 IPEDS survey data for Rhodes College.


Does Rhodes College prefer SAT or ACT?

35% of students submit their SAT scores to Rhodes College. 75% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rhodes College?

51% of those who apply are granted admission to Rhodes College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Rhodes College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1220 and 1400. 35% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Rhodes College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 75% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.