|Admission Standards||Very High|
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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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1240|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||710|
|SAT Composite 75th||1410|
|Average SAT Score||1330|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||29|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||29|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
82% of Rhodes College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||26%||24%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Rhodes College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Greenville, South Carolina
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221351 IPEDS survey data for Rhodes College.
35% of students submit their SAT scores to Rhodes College. 75% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.