Profile of the Entering Class


At Rhodes, your application is evaluated based on many factors, not just numbers. We thoroughly review every application to learn what makes each student unique. The following information is a representation of both our entire student body as well as information concerning our first-year students. In addition to course selection, grades and test scores, we value a variety of qualities such as leadership, initiative, creativity, athletic ability, along with ethnic, socio-economic, geographic, and gender diversity. Because Rhodes has a long history of a student-run Honor System, we also look for evidence of integrity and positive contributions to the community and society in general. We welcome the chance to speak one-on-one with prospective students as they consider whether Rhodes is the right college for them.

Academics (2014-15)

10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. 14 average class size. 214 faculty. 96% hold the highest degree possible in their fields. Over 50 majors and minors. 12+ fields with pre-professional advising. 


Approximately 2025 students represent 46 states (including D.C.) and 8 countries and include 23% students of color. Over 80% participate in service. 75% complete internships. 65% study abroad or at off-campus sites in the U.S. Nearly 100% of first-year students live on campus. 52% belong to social fraternities/sororities. 100+ student clubs, organizations, intramural and club sports. 21 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams.

Admission and Financial Aid
(Class of 2018)

48% ranked in top 10% of high school class
1200-1360 mid-range SAT scores
27-31 mid-range ACT scores
$51,900 tuition, room, board and fees 
$35,027 average need-based aid package
$17,509 average merit-based award

Geographic Distribution of Current Rhodes Students  – Fall 2014


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