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Rust College, founded in 1866, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 126-acre campus is located in Holly Springs, 45 miles southeast of Memphis.

Website: www.rustcollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,004
Undergraduate
Students
(60.3%) 605 Women
(39.7%) 399 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
7% of 5,337 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.66
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
15 average
13-17 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$16,700
Tuition and Fees
$9,900
Room and Board
$4,300
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Freshman Award
$6,985
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$9,314
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
48
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Holly Springs Population
7,558
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bearcat
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
96.8% Black/African-American
0.0% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.6% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
1.7% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning
59.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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