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Memphis, Tennessee

Rhodes College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Rhodes College

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.

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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

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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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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.

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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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.

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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%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rhodes College and what considerations affect 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.