Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

Website: www.rhodes.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,988
Undergraduate
Students
(56.1%) 1,115 Women
(43.9%) 873 Men
22
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
51% of 4,733 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.91
SAT Math
600-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$61,538
Tuition and Fees
$46,504
Room and Board
$11,290
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$39,190
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,576
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
180
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Memphis Population
655,155
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
42% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
8.3% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.9% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
4.2% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2000 North Parkway
City, State, Zip
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Phone
(901) 843-3700
Fax
(901) 843-3719
E-mail
adminfo@rhodes.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1, February 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 4,733 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 2,708 applicants were admitted
Men
47% of 2,025 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
512 (21%) of 2,416 admitted students enrolled
Women
295 (20%) of 1,466 admitted students enrolled
Men
217 (23%) of 950 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
63% of 155 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
50% of 2753 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 GPA
3.91
3.75 and Above
62%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
600-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
26%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
20%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
620-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
34%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
48%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
4%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 35%
Top quarter: 55%
Top half: 67%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$61,538
Tuition and Fees
$46,504
Room and Board
$11,290
Books and Supplies
$1,125
Other Expenses
$2,619
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003519
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
441 (86.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
310 (70.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
309 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
157 (50.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$39,190
Need-Based Gift
Received by 305 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,593
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 159 (51.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,863
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 148 (47.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
177 (34.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,484

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,320 (67.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
968 (73.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
967 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
426 (44.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$38,952
Need-Based Gift
Received by 961 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,751
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 621 (64.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,626
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 327 (33.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
859 (43.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,626

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
48%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,576
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
180
Part-Time Faculty
42
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
79%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
340,870
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
900
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Memphis Population
655,155
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
107 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Memphis
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Memphis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
30%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
24-hour monitored security cameras in parking areas, fenced campus with monitored access at night

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
badminton, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, rhodes outdoors club, south asian culture and advocacy, rhodes college crew team, gender and sexuality alliance, culture of consent
Sororities
42% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,988
Women
1,115 (56.1%)
Men
873 (43.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,979
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
8.3% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.9% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students.
4.2% from 35 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
22

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
82.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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