Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Rhodes! We are excited you’re considering making Rhodes your home this fall. We want you to join us. Make sure to check your Rhodes Admission Portal to find your admission decision, financial award, and opportunities to join events for admitted students. When you’re ready to choose Rhodes, you can submit your deposit on your portal, too.

We are here to help you as you walk through your decision process, so let us know how we can assist you. At Rhodes, your admission counselor also serves as your financial counselor, so contact your counselor if you have financial questions or concerns.

Again, congratulations, and we hope to see you in the Bluff City as a member of the Rhodes Class of 2028!

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Why Rhodes?

Simply put, we offer a world-class education for all who are willing to pursue it. Our mission is to prepare you to follow your passions in order to create a more perfect world for everyone.

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Through 18 academic departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs, Rhodes offers more than 70 majors, interdisciplinary majors, minors, and academic programs. Learn more about our programs.

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Rhodes graduates are perceptive thinkers, creative problem solvers, and lifelong learners, and they have the skills and abilities that connect them to the country's top graduate and professional schools, interesting careers, and fulfilling lives.  

What Comes Next?

Once you've committed to coming to Rhodes, we have a number of programs for new students to help welcome you into our community. 

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We are excited to offer an orientation experience during the summer at Rhodes College. Our orientation program features virtual and in-person experiences to help each new class of students prepare for their transition to the Rhodes Community.

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Welcome Week is a multi-day orientation experience that takes place before classes begin in the fall. You will have the opportunity to meet other new students, learn more about campus, the surrounding community, and Memphis. And, you will meet with your academic advisor to finalize your fall schedule.

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While it might be true that there’s no place like home, the Rhodes campus—with its cozy common rooms, stained-glass windows, and fireplaces all around—definitely works hard to come in a close second. You are required to live on campus for the first three years, but many students stay all four because they are living on the most beautiful campus in the nation. That’s hard to beat!

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We have created special programs for parents and families of new students. For more information, visit Families of New Students.

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One of Rhodes’ greatest assets is its location in Memphis, where the area code is 901. As a result, we often refer to our city as “the 901,” and we are glad you have chosen it. What does Memphis offer our you? As one of only a few liberal arts colleges in an urban environment, Rhodes has partnered with businesses and organizations across the 901 to create amazing fellowship and internship opportunities for you. Perched on the bluffs above the Mississippi River, Memphis has a unique culture steeped in music and food and a vibrant creative community and a medical center devoted to research. Make the city your own when you come to Rhodes.

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Every student attending Rhodes College must submit the required medical information forms and provide proof of comparable health insurance (with coverage in the Memphis, TN, area) before being permitted to enroll in classes.