Student Body


  • Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Average class size: 13
  • Faculty with doctoral/highest degree: 97.5% 
  • 24 departmental and 8 interdisciplinary majors35 minors
  • Degrees: B.A. or B.S.M.S. in Accounting 
  • 40% participation in academic internships at 100 local, national and international employers
  • Most popular majors: BiologyHistory, EnglishCommerce and Business and Psychology 
  • Graduate school acceptance rates: Nearly twice the national average acceptance rate to medical school; over 95% admissions to business, divinity and law schools
  • Library: The 136,000 square-foot Paul Barret, Jr. Library (completed in 2005) contains more than 200 computers, collaborative learning spaces, a multi-media theater and a cybercafé with 24-hour accessibility. Its holdings include 280,000 bound volumes, 43,000 electronic books, 1145 periodical subscriptions, 95,000 microfilms and numerous online information resources.

What is the annual price of a Rhodes education?

The 2013-2014 fees:

  Resident Students Commuter Students
Tuition $39,484 $39,484
Fees $310 $310
Room and Board (21 meals/week, standard multiple occupancy) $9,884  
Total $49,678 $39,794

Financial Aid

  • 85% of students receive financial aid Need-based awards range $0-45K 
  • Average need-based aid package $30,629 
  • Average merit-based award is more than $13,475
  • Median family income of students receiving need-based assistance is just under $79K.  Range of income of students receiving need-based assistance is $0-$250K+
  • Total assistance to first-year students from all sources equals almost $20 million per year

Financial Facts

  • Operating budget: $58 million
  • Endowment: $230 million
  • Endowment per Student: $136,500
  • Expenditure per Student: $34,421


  • Varsity Sports: 10 women’s and 9 men’s varsity teams; 26% student participation
  • Intramural & Club Sports: 8 intramural and 10 club sports; 65% student participation
  •  NCAA Division III nationally and regionally ranked teams: Men’s and women’s soccer, cross country, tennis and track; women’s volleyball, field hockey and golf 
  •  Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) championships in men′s golf (2007), field hockey (2006), women′s track and field (2008) 
  •  NCAA tournament appearances include men′s golf, men′s cross country and volleyball 
  •  Indoor Facilities: The Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC) includes a performance gymnasium, three-court multi-use gymnasium, three racquetball courts, two squash courts, a 7,000 square-foot free weight and resistive exercise room with cardiovascular equipment and an indoor jogging track. 
  •  Outdoor Facilities: Adjacent to the BCLC are a stadium for football and track, 10 tennis courts, a swimming pool, intercollegiate baseball and soccer fields, football practice fields, and additional playing fields for intramural and club sports.

  Visit the Office of Institutional Research for detailed statistical information about the college.