Rhodes College is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, a top-rated guide to the country’s “best and most interesting” schools. Rhodes also made the guide’s listings of small colleges and universities strong in international studies and in business.
In its profile of Rhodes, the guide quotes students as saying:
- “Service is an integral part of the Rhodes experience.”
- “Rhodes students are generally fun-loving people with passions for academic advancement and community engagement.”
- “Every professor I’ve had has been very personable, available, interesting, and invested in the students.”
The guide also mentions that Rhodes is especially strong in the natural and social sciences, thanks to labs with state-of-the-art equipment, and that educational studies is the newest major available.
Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the Fiske Guide to Colleges assesses more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom on a broad range of subjects including academics, financial aid, social life, campus setting, and extracurricular activities.
Rhodes is a nationally ranked liberal arts college offering a variety of degree options. Financial assistance is offered in several forms such as fellowships, scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. About 80 percent of students participate in service, 75 percent complete internships, and 65 percent study abroad or at off-campus sites in the U.S. In addition, the college has student clubs, organizations, and intramural and club sports, as well as men’s and women’s NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams.
Prospective students interested in Rhodes are encouraged to schedule a campus visit.