Admission and Aid

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The exceptional offerings of our life-changing education are possible for you — we're dedicated to ensuring it. Among the lowest cost of all liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News & World Report, we also offer generous merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid, fellowships, ROTC opportunities, and more. It's easy to apply.

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We are interested in you — the whole you. Our holistic approach to evaluating applicants means that we don't consider standardized test scores; your transcript, co-curriculars, personal statement, recommendations, and more will give us a sense of your unique and potential contribution to the Rhodes community. We have several application options, and our checklists make the process straightforward. Applications open August 2024.

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Once you're here, you'll know — there's simply no college experience that is quite like Rhodes. When you visit, we can help you see how to make Rhodes financially possible and you can connect with your personal admission counselor. We'll walk you through every step of the admissions process and make your journey to Rhodes seamless and welcoming.

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Deadlines, programs of study, resources for students in unique situations — if you have questions, we can answer them.

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Once you've been admitted, the world of Rhodes events, resources, and campus contacts comes alive. Confirm your spot in your incoming class, and start your Rhodes journey today.

Understand the Admission Process

We'll help you stay on track as you navigate our straightforward admission process.


Know your Deadlines

Early Decision (applicants committing to Rhodes): November 1 and January 15

Early Action (early applicants not committing to Rhodes): November 15

Regular Decision: January 31


Submit Your Application

Submit the Common App, a transcript, a counselor and teacher recommendation; SAT/ACT scores and a video of your "elevator pitch" introducing yourself are optional.


Start the financial aid process

Rhodes has merit-based and need-based scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other forms of aid. Be sure to fill out a FAFSA application.


Research Scholarships

Fellowships give you a chance to participate in important study, research, creative work, and service with like-minded peers. While you are considered for general merit-based scholarships with your Common Application, these fellowships require a specialized application process.


Make your deposit

Our portal makes it easy to make your deposit and officially join the next world-changing Rhodes class.


Sign up for orientation

Prepare for your transition to Rhodes in the fall! All incoming students should attend orientation, which features both virtual and in-person experiences.