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Rhodes College Admission Requirements

Memphis, Tennessee

Chances of getting into Rhodes College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
44.6%
Admission Difficulty for Rhodes College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Rhodes College and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,269 out of 5,093 applicants were admitted making Rhodes College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. Rhodes College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Rhodes College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Rhodes College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1240-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
35%
SAT Scores for Rhodes College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for Rhodes College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1330

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Rhodes College typically requires applicants to be in the top 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rhodes College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >58%
1325 to 1410 Avg + 45%-58%
1240 to 1325 Avg - 32%-45%
1155 to 1240 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 1155 Low <22%
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Rhodes College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
75%
ACT Scores for Rhodes College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Rhodes College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Tennessee 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rhodes College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >62%
29 to 31 Avg + 45%-62%
28 to 29 Avg - 36%-45%
27 to 28 Reach 29%-36%
Less than 27 Low <29%
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Rhodes College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.78
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Rhodes College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rhodes College was 3.78 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Rhodes College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Rhodes College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 58% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

82% of Rhodes College freshman were in the top twenty five 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 50%
Top 25% of class 82%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Rhodes College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,901 2,192 5,093
Accepted 1,397 872 2,269
Acceptance Rate 48% 40% 45%
Enrolled 317 226 543
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 26% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

Rhodes College Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
H
Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas

C
Centre College

Danville, Kentucky

T
University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

E
Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana

F
Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

W
Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois

I
Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

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

FAQs

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?

45% 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 1240 and 1410. 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 28 and 31. 75% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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