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Rhodes Listed Among Top Colleges

Publication Date: 8/12/2011

It’s that time of year when college rankings and listings are steadily being rolled out, and once again, Rhodes has fared extremely well.

The college was ranked in the top 100 on Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list and included in the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

In addition, Rhodes was named a “Best Southeastern College” in the Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of the Best 376 Colleges, and also ranked #15 for “Most Beautiful Campus” and #19 on the list of colleges where “Students Study the Most.”

The Princeton Review rankings are based on student surveys, and the following quotes were attributed to Rhodes students:

  • “A beautiful campus located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, the ‘tight-knit community’ of Rhodes College offers ‘individual study in a liberal arts mold,’ which involves exposing students to ‘as many different disciplines as possible in order to gain a broader understanding of the world.”
  • “Professors don′t just care about passing the tests, they want students to be able to take what they have learned and apply it to real life.”
  • “The ‘small classes’ and ‘comprehensive honor code’ only help to further students’ love of the Rhodes’ classroom experience.”

Tags: Admissions, Campus Life, Faculty, Honors, Students


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Lucy Black August 13, 2011

It is ironic that when I went to school at Southwestern at Memphis (what Rhodes was named then) there was no fence around the campus. Now there is one. Before the fence most campus life was centered on campus, after the fence Rhodes faculty, staff and students reach out more than you can imagine, winning Newsweek′s award for the most Service Centered College. It is Rhodes′ vision to spread the joys of learning and service to everyone possible to help make this world a better place that is at the core of all things done at 2000 North Parkway. I am retired from my employment, but far from distancing myself - Rhodes truly "gets under your skin." I am truly proud to say that I attended and worked for Rhodes.

Faran Saeed August 12, 2011

Even though I go to the University of Memphis (go tigers!) I love Rhodes. I just fell in love with it once I visited it, but I couldn′t afford it. glad to hear good reviews of the school!