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