Rhodes Attains “Best Buy” Title in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014
Publication Date: 7/3/2013
Rhodes College has been named a Best Buy school in the 2014 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges. It is one out of only 41 institutions—21 public and 20 private—in the country that can boast the Fiske Best Buy title.
Authored by Edward B. Fiske, who served for 17 years as education editor of The New York Times, the guide assesses institutions on qualities such as academic ratings, financial aid, and quality of student life on campus.
With over 50 majors and minors, Rhodes is a four-year, private, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college. More than 93% of students receive some form of financial assistance (fellowships, scholarships, grants, loans, 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 more than 100 student clubs, organizations, intramural and club sports as well as 21 men’s and women’s NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams.