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COLLEGE PROFILE

Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 
Science 2 
Foreign Language 2 
Social Studies 2 
History  
Academic Electives 3 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 15
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address2000 North Parkway
City, State, ZipMemphis, TN  38112-1690
Phone(901) 843-3700
Fax(901) 843-3719
E-mailadminfo@rhodes.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application Fee 
Application Fee WaiverNot reported
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1, January 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 1, February 1
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 15
Early Action NotificationJanuary 15
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationAccepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate54% of 4,481 applicants were admitted
   Women55% of 2,632 applicants were admitted
   Men53% of 1,849 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled507 (21%) of 2,434 admitted students enrolled
   Women274 (19%) of 1,454 admitted students enrolled
   Men233 (24%) of 980 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate79% of 141 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate58% of 2169 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 1,037
Students Accepting Wait List Position 250
Students Admitted From Wait List 109
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.87
3.75 and Above66%
3.50 - 3.7418%
3.25 - 3.496%
3.00 - 3.245%
2.50 - 2.994%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math640 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
26%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading630 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
19%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
48%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 54%
Top quarter: 83%
Top half: 98%
Bottom half: 2%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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Average 3.70 4.07 606 586 29
Low 3.00 3.30 450 470 19
High 4.00 4.96 720 650 36
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