Rhodes Stands Out for Accessible Professors and Community Service in The Princeton Review’s “Best 384 Colleges”

Rhodes College is profiled in The Princeton Review’s popular college guide The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition, and it ranks No. 10 for Most Accessible Professors and No. 16 for Students Most Engaged in Community Service. 

“We picked the 384 ‘best’ colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics; we highly recommend each one,” says Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. 

Rankings in the guide are based on surveys of 138,000 students, and they reflect what students have to say about their professors, administrators, school services, campus culture, and student life. The Princeton Review, which is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company, does not rank the schools in the book overall. 

Here’s what some of the Rhodes students had to say: 

  • “Academics here are extremely challenging, but nothing that hard work and study time can’t handle.”
  • “I have been pushed (in a good way) to the outer limits of my academic capabilities.” 
  • “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.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes is a nationally ranked liberal arts college where students become engaged members of their communities, combining academic training and personal concern into effective leadership and action. The college has 224 faculty, 98 percent of whom hold the highest degree within their field. More than 80 percent of its 2,000-plus students participate in community service.