Rhodes Makes the Lists
Publication Date: 8/25/2010
This is the time of year when college rankings and commentaries are announced at a dizzying pace. In the last few months no fewer than 11 have been unveiled. Rhodes fared well in all of them, including top tier listings in both Forbes and U.S. News and World Report and inclusion in Princeton Review’s America’s Most Beautiful Campuses list.
New honors are inclusion in Parade magazine’s College A-List based on responses by top college guidance counselors and in Barron’s Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges. Two that are particularly gratifying:
• Rhodes is number 34 in the country in the Open Doors survey of institutions whose students study abroad.
• Rhodes ranked 28th on the Washington Monthly’s list of colleges that contribute to the public good and second on that same list in student participation in community service and institutional support for service.
“We are always pleased to receive national recognition for the quality of the Rhodes education and experience,” says Carey Thompson, vice president for enrollment and communications. “While we might debate the merits and methodology of some of the rankings, institutions are often known by the company they keep and these lists are good company. I believe, though, that Rhodes is more than a ranking. It is a special place that changes the lives of its students through close working relationships with dedicated faculty and by instilling a sense of honor and service in their lives.”