C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,999
   Women 1,111 (55.6%)
   Men 888 (44.4%)
Graduate Students 30
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 54% of 4,481 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.87
SAT Math 640 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 630 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $59,754
  Tuition and Fees $44,942
  Room and Board $11,068
Average Percent of Need Met 93%
Average Freshman Award $37,546
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 183
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
Memphis Population 655,155
Nearest Metropolitan Area Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 71% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 45% of women participate
Fraternities 32% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.0% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.9% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students 3.3% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 76.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38.0%