Rhodes Featured In The Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Create Futures”

a diverse group of collegiates crossing the street in a clump
Rhodes students walking to graduation

Rhodes College is featured in the second edition of The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom released May 2, 2017. According to its editors, the book highlights the nation’s best institutions at offering its undergrads both outstanding academics and outstanding experiential learning opportunities. Rhodes also was featured in the book’s first edition published in 2015.

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Out of nearly 1,000 colleges that The Princeton Review considered for Colleges That Create Futures, the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about two percent of the nation’s approximately 3,000 four-year colleges. The editors weighed information about the colleges’ career center services, internship, externship, cooperative learning and collaborative research opportunities, and student engagement in community service and study abroad programs.

The school selections and narrative profiles drew on feedback from more than 14,000 current students and 232 interviews with current faculty, administrators, and alumni.

The schools are profiled in the book in alphabetical order (not ranked). Each college profile has general information about the school, plus sections on its distinctive programs and institutes, career center services, and unique hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

For the Rhodes introduction, editors wrote: 

Located in the center of historic Memphis, Rhodes College is one of only a handfulof private, residential liberal arts colleges in an urban setting. As a result, studentinternship and research opportunities abound, including those at nationallyrecognized institutions such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Civil Rights Museum. At the core of the Rhodes academic experience is the Foundations Curriculum, which gives students greater freedom to follow their academic interests and aspirations. After choosing from more than 400 different Foundations courses, students are equipped to better understand and navigate their world. A majority of Rhodes’ approximately 2,050 students participate in some form of hands-on learning experience through service (80 percent), internships (75 percent), or study abroad (65 percent). In the classroom, where the academic work is rigorous, an impressive 10:1 student-faculty ratio means every student at Rhodes has an opportunity to form meaningful relationships with dedicated faculty . . . Rhodes students graduate prepared to become an essential part of wherever life takes them.