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Rhodes College Overview

Rhodes College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Memphis, Tennessee. The city atmosphere of Memphis makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Rhodes College Known For?

561 Undergraduate Awards
$38,009 Avg Cost After Aid
51% Acceptance Rate
  • Rhodes College has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Rhodes College is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Rhodes College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College makes roughly $53,600 a year. This is 31% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Rhodes College student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Rhodes College Rankings

Rhodes College landed the #264 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rhodes College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#42 Best Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#147 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#154 Most Popular Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Rhodes College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Value Colleges for Anthropology College Factual
#14 Best Colleges for Anthropology College Factual
#37 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#44 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#57 Best Colleges for General English Literature College Factual
#119 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is Rhodes College?

Location of Rhodes College

Contact details for Rhodes College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Phone: 901-843-3000

How Do I Get Into Rhodes College?

You can apply to Rhodes College online at:

Admission Requirements for Rhodes College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Rhodes College?

51% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Rhodes College is 51%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 47%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Rhodes College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 720. Math scores were between 600 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rhodes College  ( 620 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for Rhodes College  ( 600 to 690 )
Rhodes College received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Rhodes College  ( 27 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Rhodes College  ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Rhodes College  ( 27 to 32 )

Can I Afford Rhodes College?

$38,009 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Rhodes College is $38,009. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rhodes College, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $6,689 a year. That adds up to $26,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rhodes College is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Rhodes College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,945 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,973 undergraduate students at Rhodes College, with 1,945 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rhodes College

There are also 37 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,945 full-time undergraduates at Rhodes College, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rhodes College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rhodes College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rhodes College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 126
Black or African American 188
Hispanic or Latino 127
White 1,273
International Students 110
Other Races/Ethnicities 121

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Rhodes College. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 28 countries are represented at Rhodes College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Germany.

Rhodes College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 90 0 90
General Biology 52 0 52
Computer Science 40 0 40
Political Science & Government 35 0 35
International Relations & National Security 34 0 34
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 29 0 29
General Psychology 29 0 29
General English Literature 26 0 26
Chemistry 26 0 26
Economics 26 0 26
History 22 0 22
Accounting 0 18 18
Anthropology 18 0 18
Romance Languages 16 0 16
General Education 15 0 15
Urban Studies 15 0 15
Philosophy 12 0 12
Physics 11 0 11
Area Studies 10 0 10
Natural Resources Conservation 9 0 9
Music 9 0 9
Mathematics 8 0 8
Classical Languages & Literature 7 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 7 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 5 0 5
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 4 0 4
Germanic Languages 3 0 3
Religious Studies 3 0 3
Educational Administration 0 1 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 561 19 580


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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