Rhodes College

2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Tel: (901)843-3000
Private not-for-profit | 1,927 students
Rhodes is a liberal arts college associated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Rhodes, as a church-related college whose primary mission is to educate, guarantees freedom of inquiry for faculty and students. The College, without pressing for acceptance, maintains a climate in which the Christian faith is nurtured. The curriculum includes a variety of courses in Bible and religion that explore the Judeo-Christian heritage and its implications for the whole of life.

School Overview:

Rhodes College
CountyShelby County, TN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
181 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,927 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,911 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
16 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,915 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
12 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted55%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)570-690450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)580-680460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)560-680440-570
ACT English (25-75%)27-3319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)25-3018-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)7-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)26-3120-25

School Notes:

  • Since 1848, we’ve aspired to graduate students who are passionate about learning, effecting change in their communities and the world, and exemplifying leadership and service with integrity. Our emphasis on service is rooted in our Presbyterian heritage.
  • Our vision of a liberal education balances rigorous classroom academics with the challenge of putting these lessons into action. At Rhodes, you’ll be encouraged to engage in research, leadership and service opportunities—and to take responsibility for shaping your educational experience to meet your personal interests and goals. We offer a variety of degree options—as well as opportunities for pre-professional and dual-degree programs, study abroad and honor societies.
  • Our academic program is based on four components: the Foundation program, major concentration, elective courses, and participation in co-curricular activities. The Foundation curriculum lays the structure for life-long intellectual pursuit.
  • Our 100-acre wooded campus with Gothic stone buildings has been favorably compared to the Ivy League schools. Located in a historic residential neighborhood near downtown Memphis, Rhodes offers a beautiful and supportive environment for learning. We’d love to show you around and let you get a sense of the special environment that is Rhodes.
  • Rhodes is one of 25 institutions to receive the prestigious Getty grant targeting campus preservation. Rhodes is ranked number five on Princeton Review’s “Happiest Students” list in the Best 361 Colleges, 2006 Edition. Rhodes ranks consistently in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Tier of America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Rhodes ties for 45th for 2005 and is noted for faculty, students and alumni support.
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