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Memphis, Tennessee

Rhodes College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Rhodes College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51%
Admission Difficulty for Rhodes College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Rhodes College and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,416 out of 4,733 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 extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent. Rhodes College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% 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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Rhodes College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1290-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
30%
SAT Scores for Rhodes College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for Rhodes College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1380

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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 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1200. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 30 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rhodes College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >64%
1375 to 1460 Avg + 51%-64%
1290 to 1375 Avg - 38%-51%
1205 to 1290 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 1205 Low <26%
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Rhodes College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
79%
ACT Scores for Rhodes College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Rhodes College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
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 for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 79 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
32 and Above Good >66%
29 to 32 Avg + 51%-66%
27 to 29 Avg - 41%-51%
25 to 27 Reach 31%-41%
Less than 25 Low <31%
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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. 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 Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Rhodes College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,708 2,025 4,733
Accepted 1,466 950 2,416
Acceptance Rate 54% 47% 51%
Enrolled 295 217 512
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 23% 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

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.