From the School

Rhodes College is a national, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in historic Memphis, Tennessee. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, and honor among ourselves.

Rhodes is a national, residential college committed to excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, and honor among ourselves. We live this life on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, an economic, political, health care, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of national liberal arts and sciences colleges in a major metropolitan area.

Rhodes aspires to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.

Overall

From The School

Rhodes practices holistic admission, meaning that our evaluation reviews each student′s high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, a written essay, extracurricular activities, and school and teacher recommendations.

Further, we recommend that applicants be personally engaged with the college by visiting with the Admission staff on campus, in their high school, or in their communities. Students may also demonstrate interest through telephone calls and written correspondence with the Admission staff. The better we know you and the better you know Rhodes, the better we will know if you and Rhodes are a good fit.

First-Year Students
Students applying to be a first-year student must apply online through the Common Application. The Common Application website will guide you through each step of the application and inform you of the necessary supporting documents needed to submit a complete application for admission to Rhodes. Test scores from the ACT or SAT may be submitted to Rhodes using SAT code 1730 and ACT code 4008. All first year applicants for admission are required to submit:
  • Common Application
  • High School Transcript
  • Either ACT or SAT scores
  • High School Counselor Recommendation
  • High School Teacher Recommendation
Campus visits are strongly encouraged for all applicants but not required. We like to meet with you individually to help us get to know you better and learn more about your academic preparation and experiences outside of your education.

Overview

Applicants
4,481
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.87

GPA Breakdown

63%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 690

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 720

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 1

Early Action — November 15


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

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Academic Programs

Foundations Curriculum
At the core of the Rhodes academic experience is our Foundations Curriculum, which gives students greater freedom to follow their academic interests and aspirations as they develop critical-thinking skills that are fundamental to the Rhodes experience, the study of the liberal arts and sciences, and lifelong learning. More than 400 different courses are offered to fulfill the Foundations course requirements.

Search or Life
Within the Foundations framework, students are required to choose one of two signature course sequences: The Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion or Life: Then and Now, both of which comprise three courses (12 credit hours) spread over three semesters.

Internships
Thanks to the fact that each year, 75 percent of Rhodes students complete internships throughout Memphis, the college considers the city an extension of the campus. Students apply their classroom knowledge to such areas as business, finance, health care, or nonprofits and in return, gain real-world experience from top-notch mentors. Rhodes also helps students connect with internships across the country and even overseas.

Fellowships
The Fellowships program allows students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the world around them. Rhodes Fellows engage in a rigorous, academically-oriented program that takes theory and puts it into practice. There are many established Fellowships in all types of fields, including research at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, studying animal behavior at the Memphis Zoo, or interning at FedEx. Students, with the help of a faculty or staff advisor, can also create a new Fellowship based on their personal passions.

Study Abroad
Rhodes offers an unusually diverse variety of off-campus study experiences all over the world and in the U.S. You may choose from our own signature programs and from among more than 100 opportunities offered through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and Rhodes’ Bilateral Exchange Partners. Finances need not be an impediment to experiencing off-campus study. There are many programs to which you can apply your Rhodes financial aid, and Rhodes also offers merit-based scholarships and need-based awards for study abroad.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Through 18 academic departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs, Rhodes offers more than 50 majors, interdisciplinary majors, minors, and academic programs that lead to either a Bachelors of Art or Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, Rhodes offers a Masters of Science degree in Accounting.

Our Career Services Office has developed
a complete Four-Year Plan that integrates
a student’s academic experiences with programs that develop the skills needed to achieve their career goals. And we don’t expect graduates to stay with the same job forever, so we offer alumni career advice — at no cost — for life!

In 2015, The Princeton Review included Rhodes in its list of Colleges That Pay You Back. Also in 2015, The Princeton Review named Rhodes a College That Creates Futures.

98% of 2014 graduates are employed, attend graduate/professional school, or volunteer full time. Of those members of the Classes of 2013 and 2014 applying to graduate/professional schools, more than two-thirds reported that they were accepted by their first-choice school. The overall acceptance rates for different programs (M.B.A., M.D., J.D., and others) far exceed the national average.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
220
with Terminal Degree
202

119
Men
101
Women
36
Minority
9
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Russian Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

A "beautiful" campus located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, the "tight-knit community" of Rhodes College offers "individual study in a liberal arts mold," which involves exposing students to "as many different disciplines as possible in order to gain a broader understanding of the world." Academics here are extremely challenging, "but nothing that hard work and study time can't handle." "I have been pushed (in a good way) to the outer limits of my academic capabilities," says a sophomore. Professors are undoubtedly "one of Rhodes' best assets"—invitations to faculty members' houses for dinner are par for the course—and "truly care about our achievement, grasping the right concepts, and progressing in our education." "Professors don't just care about passing the tests, they want students to be able to take what they have learned and apply it to real life," beams a student. The "small classes" and "comprehensive honor code" only help to further students' love of the Rhodes' classroom experience. The concerned individuals making up the Rhodes administration are "not just doing a job," they are "dedicated to the mission of this college and committed to the students they serve." Though some students have had some bad experiences with administrators, most are content, and it doesn't hurt that the school "took all of the different offices that were spread throughout campus and consolidated them into one newly-renovated building that makes any form or process/meeting much simpler."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


John Churchill
Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa Society

John Bryan
former CEO, Sara Lee

Cary Fowler '71
Agriculturalist, former Executive Director of Global Crop Diversity Trust

Abe Fortas
Former U.S. Supreme Court justice

Charlaine Harris ’73
#1 New York Times bestselling author

Claudia Kennedy
U.S. Army's first female three-star general

Alison Ludergan Grimes ’01
Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$43,200

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$90,700

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$44,900

Percent High Job Meaning
49%

Percent STEM
21%


Students Say

The typical Rhodes College graduate has a starting salary of around $40,600, and 60 percent report that their job has a great deal of meaning. Students feel that Rhodes "is the epitome of opportunity: from service to sports to academics to internships and jobs to career services and professors. Rhodes has it all." A Biochemistry major notes that "I get to do cutting edge biomedical Cancer research at St. Jude Children's Research hospital. This is an invaluable internship I got through Rhodes." Many students feel that the internship opportunities at Rhodes are not only "invaluable," but the sort of things that "helped pull us here."

At the end of every school year, Rhodes College showcases its stellar reputation for connecting students with internship and fellowship experiences when over 200 students wake up early on a Friday to present their year's research to the campus. The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, or URCAS, as the event is known, displays some of the best research opportunities, fellowships, and global study that Rhodes generates. In the morning, guests may hear from students conducting research at the Memphis Center describe "the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region, from the Civil War to civil rights," and in the afternoon watch fellows at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital present the new cancer treatments and stem cell therapies they've been helping develop at the renowned hospital. But the URCAS presentations do more than showcase student research accomplishments. They demonstrate a key component of the Rhodes educational mission: to produce skilled critical thinkers, competent in both written and oral communication. Dr. Mary E. Miller, professor of biology and director of the interdisciplinary program in biochemistry and molecular biology, echoed the sentiments of many of her colleagues when she told us that after four years of study, "the difference [in their communication skills] is remarkable, and we know that our students stand ready to articulate well their intentions and passions to the world after graduation." Rhodes alumna Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is the Kentucky Secretary of State, credits Rhodes with setting her up for success when she went on to graduate study. She explained, "I learned to communicate there—both in writing and extemporaneously—which prepared me extremely well for law school at American University. Studying at Rhodes helped me know how to connect with others."

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition & Fees: $44,942
Room & Board: 11,068

Financial Aid

The financial aid and scholarship programs offered by Rhodes make it possible for qualified students from all walks of life to attend. There are two forms of financial assistance available to accepted Rhodes applicants: need-based aid and merit-based scholarship and fellowship awards.

Rhodes’ merit-based and need-based financial aid packages level the higher education playing field. It is not uncommon for the actual out-of-pocket expense of attending Rhodes to be no greater than that of attending a large state university. Many families with incomes over $100,000 per year receive need-based aid. Every family’s circumstances are unique. Only by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE can you know for sure whether or not you qualify for need-based aid.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$32,913

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$35,557

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,534

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
49%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,859

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,624

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,632
Required Fees
$310
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,125

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,373
Transportation for Commuters
$1,293

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,068
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Rhodes is home to approximately 2,030 students, who represent 46 states (plus D.C.) and 35 countries. Twenty-four percent are students of color. More than 80 percent participate in service; 75 percent complete internships; 65 percent study abroad or at off-campus sites in the United States; and nearly 100 percent of first-year students live on campus. Fifty-two percent belong to social fraternities/sororities.

Fifty-four percent of the class of 2019 ranked in top 10% of their high school class. Their mid-range SAT scores were 1200–1370, while their mid-range ACT scores were 27-32.

We believe in the power of the personal relationship between professor and student. The nearly 200 professors at Rhodes – 96 percent of whom hold the highest degrees in their respective fields – are scholars by example, and they believe the academic experience should be an intellectual journey for everyone involved. Our faculty work closely with students, in and out of the classroom, to challenge them to find their passion for knowledge, express themselves creatively, and discover the person they want to become.

Special Programs:

St. Jude Summer Plus Program
Rhodes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital work together to offer qualified students an intensive research experience that pairs students with St. Jude scientists and places them into the hospital’s professional laboratories for a period of two summers and the intervening academic year. Through this experience, students become fully engaged citizens in the scientific community of St. Jude, a world-class pediatric clinical and research facility focusing on cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

Mike Curb Institute for Music
The Mike Curb Institute for Music fosters awareness and understanding of the distinct musical traditions of the South and to study the effect music has had on its culture, history, and economy. The Mike Curb Family Foundation owns the first house Elvis Presley purchased in Memphis and the house is used to host “An Evening at Elvis’”, a student-produced house concert series, where guest artists are invited to the house to perform and discuss their careers, especially in the context of Memphis and the Mid-South region.

Urban Studies/Urban Health
In 2013, the college launched a new Urban Health concentration as part of the overall Urban Studies curriculum. Students who follow the Urban Health track explore how public health is altered for better or worse by a city’s design. As part of their academic experience, students are engaged with a variety of health-related community partners.

The Memphis Zoo
The Zoo provides research, summer internships and volunteer service opportunities to Rhodes students. Fields of study and responsibilities include nutrition, behavior, reproductive physiology, ecology, data collection system development, data entry and experience with as wide a variety of species as possible.

Mayor’s Urban Fellows Program
Selected Rhodes students are assigned semester-long projects in the Office of the Mayor of Memphis. The projects are geared toward helping municipal government become more efficient and effective in addressing the city’s needs, particularly in the areas of communications, community organizing and environmental sustainability.

Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies
Typically, about 100 students live on campus during the summer while participating in innovative research and service work in Memphis and the Mid-South. Rhodes Institute Fellows receive housing, research expenses and $3,000 stipends while they pursue their academic work.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,999
Foreign Countries Represented
18

Demographics

5.86%
Asian
7.68%
African-American
5.20%
Hispanic
72.12%
Caucasian
1.92%
Unknown
3.03%
International

56% female
44% male
73% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

Overall student body itself is diverse on many fronts. Many students here are from the South and "preppy," and you can spot many "polos and khakis around campus." "Everyone is well accepted regardless of socioeconomic status," and the few atypical student groups "mix freely" and "interact with few problems." The school is full of hard workers ("academic but not full of nerds") and the school's honor code is taken very seriously. "People rarely ever cheat or steal"—most students live on campus and "a large percentage don't ever lock their doom rooms." One thing is for certain, though—students here are "busy" in all areas of their life: studying, taking advantage of the "countless service opportunities," arts/athletics, and Greek life. The typical student is generally an "overachiever" while still "[liking] to have fun and enjoy him or herself." "Rhodes is filled with the types of students that are any high school counselor 's…dream," sums up a student.

Overview

From The School


Location

Rhodes’ Collegiate Gothic campus sits on a 123-acre, wooded site in the heart of historic Midtown Memphis. In this beautiful, supportive environment, our students and faculty comprise a community unmatched in its dedication to learning and a life of honor. Our walkways, quadrangles, residence halls, common areas and classrooms are all intentionally designed to encourage intimate conversation, the exchange of ideas and life-changing connections.

Memphis is world headquarters to Fortune 500 companies such as FedEx, AutoZone, and International Paper and a major hub for biomedical research, distribution, non-profits, and industry, which means our students have easy access to prestigious internships, fellowships, and research opportunities.

Rhodes students are helping researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital find cures for childhood cancers, building racial understanding through our Crossroads to Freedom project, addressing the ills of urban poverty through education and health care, launching new businesses and nonprofit organizations, and focusing on environmental issues from an urban perspective. They are immersed in a culture where academic growth and social action go hand in hand, and where their ideas and actions make an impact in the real world.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Since moving to Memphis in 1925, Rhodes has maintained its Collegiate Gothic architecture with each expansion. The Paul Barret Jr. Library (2005) has been ranked among the country’s most beautiful libraries. In 2012, Rhodes opened its two newest facilities, the expanded Catherine S. Burrow Refectory and the West Village Residence Hall. In 2014, the college completely renovated the Rhodes Tower science facility.

Currently under construction is the new Robertson Hall, a $30 million, 55,000-square-feet science facility that will feature state-of-the-art research and teaching labs and smart classrooms. Robertson Hall is scheduled to open in 2017.

For 2016, The Princeton Review named Rhodes the 3rd Most Beautiful College Campus in America.

Thirteen campus buildings and two permanent gateways at Rhodes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Off-Campus Opportunities

St. Jude Summer Plus Program
Rhodes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital work together to offer qualified students an intensive research experience that pairs students with St. Jude scientists and places them into the hospital’s professional laboratories for a period of two summers and the intervening academic year. Through this experience, students become fully engaged citizens in the scientific community of St. Jude, a world-class pediatric clinical and research facility focusing on cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

Mike Curb Institute for Music
The Mike Curb Institute for Music fosters awareness and understanding of the distinct musical traditions of the South and to study the effect music has had on its culture, history, and economy. The Mike Curb Family Foundation owns the first house Elvis Presley purchased in Memphis and the house is used to host “An Evening at Elvis’”, a student-produced house concert series, where guest artists are invited to the house to perform and discuss their careers, especially in the context of Memphis and the Mid-South region.

Urban Studies/Urban Health
In 2013, the college launched a new Urban Health concentration as part of the overall Urban Studies curriculum. Students who follow the Urban Health track explore how public health is altered for better or worse by a city’s design. As part of their academic experience, students are engaged with a variety of health-related community partners.

The Memphis Zoo
The Zoo provides research, summer internships and volunteer service opportunities to Rhodes students. Fields of study and responsibilities include nutrition, behavior, reproductive physiology, ecology, data collection system development, data entry and experience with as wide a variety of species as possible.

Mayor’s Urban Fellows Program
Selected Rhodes students are assigned semester-long projects in the Office of the Mayor of Memphis. The projects are geared toward helping municipal government become more efficient and effective in addressing the city’s needs, particularly in the areas of communications, community organizing and environmental sustainability.

Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies
Typically, about 100 students live on campus during the summer while participating in innovative research and service work in Memphis and the Mid-South. Rhodes Institute Fellows receive housing, research expenses and $3,000 stipends while they pursue their academic work.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
70%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Students Say

With "gothic architecture [that] will make you feel like you live in a fantasy world," the Rhodes campus is "easy on the eyes," while the food used to be "tough on the gut," Rhodes opened a new best-in-class dining facility in the fall of 2012. There is a huge Greek contingent here—"frat parties on campus are always fun and wild"—and all students are sure to find their niche since "each fraternity is different." Rush also occurs in the spring, which encourages students to explore other campus clubs and organizations in their first semester. "Most people here work hard and see it academically pay off." "Students focus on getting their school work done before going out and hold their friends accountable so not many get behind," says another student. The school itself offers tons of service activities, cultural events, speakers, and intramurals, and people like to get off campus and have fun in Memphis, which is "surrounded by fun sports teams" to which the school provides cheap tickets. The library can also be a social place, especially during exams, "because so many people spend their time there."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
115
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
11

32% join a fraternity
45% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

24% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Lynx)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lynx)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Memphis
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Memphis
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Memphis

Sustainability

75/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
15

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kristin A. Croone
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690

Phone
1-800-844-5969

Email
visit@rhodes.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Barret Library (includes a Starbucks coffee shop in the Middle Ground)
Burrow Center for Student Opportunity
Bryan Campus Life Center (home to the Ly
East Village (apartment-style dorms)
Burrow Refectory
The Burrow Center for Student Opportunity opened in Spring, 2008. It consolidates most student services under one roof, including a one-stop transaction center, enrolling and financing, student development and academic support, and out of class experiences. It also includes space for student organizations and is open to students 24x7.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum
Beale Street
Rendezvous BBQ
Orpheum Theater
Rhodes campus is 5 minutes from downtown Memphis. The Cooper Young area. Stax Museum.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and select Saturdays
8:30am-5pm M-F
1-800-844-5969

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Times vary, contact admissions office

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@rhodes.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
1 night stay; (Sun-Thurs) seniors and transfers only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Memphis International Airport is seven miles from campus. Rhodes students provide transportation from the airport to campus between 9am and 9pm every day; call the admissions office at least one week in advance to arrange for this service. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve Memphis. Taxis are available from the stations to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-55 S. to West Memphis, AR. Exit to I-40 E. (toward Memphis). Exit at Danny Thomas Blvd. North (Exit 1B) and take the first right onto North Pkwy. Continue on North Pkwy., then turn left on University St. and continue to the Phillips Lane entrance to the campus. From the south, take I-55 North to Memphis and merge with I-240 North, exit Union Avenue East. Continue on Union Ave. to East Pkwy. Turn left onto East Pkwy. and continue to North Pkwy. Turn left at North Pkwy. and continue to University Street. Turn right at University to Phillips Lane Entrance. From the east, take I-40 W. to Memphis. Continue on Sam Cooper Blvd., which becomes Broad St. Proceed on Broad, then turn right onto East Pkwy. At the first intersection, turn left onto North Pkwy. and proceed to University St. Turn right at University to the Phillips Lane entrance. From the west, take I-40 E. to Memphis, then follow the directions given from the north.

Local Accommodations
Downtown: Madison Hotel The Peabody Hampton Inn & Suites Westin Hotel - Beale Street Courtyard by Marriot Spring Hill Suites River Inn of Harbor Town


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