Choosing Rhodes


95% Faculty with doctoral/highest degree

You’ve read countless college brochures, pored over “Best of…” reviews and heard everyone’s opinions. Now it’s time to figure out whether Rhodes is a good fit for you. If the statements below sound like you, the answer is yes.

I want a college that expects the best from me.

For starters, we require all our students to subscribe to the student-directed Honor Code. It’s not just lip service—you agree to refrain from any dishonest act, from cheating on a test to lying to a professor to filching someone else’s detergent. Because of the Code, honesty is a given; integrity matters and values are put into practice—every day.

I am looking for outstanding academics.

Our top-ranked academics with 9:1 student/faculty ratio and rigorous humanities requirement will challenge you to think for yourself. And Rhodes graduates have an exceptionally high rate of acceptance into graduate and professional programs.

I want the opportunity to make a difference.

Rhodes students are passionate about effecting positive change in the world. That’s why more than 80% of our students participate in service regularly, often through one of the diverse service opportunities available through the Kinney Program.

I want a life outside of classes.

Relationships and activities outside the classroom combine with your academic experience to make you a balanced person. Our students work hard and they play hard — there is something for everyone at Rhodes. Find your niche in student government, Greek life, athletics (NCAA Div. III, club and intramural), performing and fine arts, and among a myriad of clubs and organizations. 

I want an environment that supports learning.

The Rhodes campus is an idyllic setting reminiscent of the Ivy League universities of New England. We’re located in a quiet residential neighborhood approximately four miles northeast of the city′s downtown. But even better, you’ll have Memphis as a laboratory to enrich your learning experience. A vital hub of Southern culture, business and medicine, Memphis offers you the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and broadened interests through professional internships, research opportunities and community involvement.