Liberal Arts in the City

The skyline of Memphis seen from above the distinctive M shaped bridge over the Mississippi river.

Memphis is more than what you know it to be. Yes, we’re home of the blues and barbeque, Graceland, and the Grizzlies, but we’re much more than that. 

Memphis is a city of boundless creativity. A place where cultures, opportunity, and growth converge in authentic ways. The “Bluff City” is filled with unexpected fusions: global commerce and local start-ups, high culture and outdoor adventure, soul food and haute cuisine. Memphis also has a thriving tourism industry, is attracting tech startups and entrepreneurs, and is home to some of the top medical research facilities in the U.S. 

Who are we?

  • Memphis is young city. Our median age is 34.1. We’re one of the top cities for millennial population growth. 
  • More than 50% of the people living in Memphis are female. 
  • More than 60% of the population is African American.
  • More than 6% of Memphians were born in another country. 

Rhodes students are right at home in the heart of Midtown Memphis. Once you’re on campus, you’re less than two miles from some of the most popular entertainment venues in town like Overton Square and Crosstown Concourse.

Students are literally steps from 342-acre Overton Park, which contains a nine-hole golf course, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Levitt Shell, Rainbow Lake, Veterans Plaza, the Greensward, two playgrounds, and the 126-acre Old Forest State Natural Area. Did we mention we have pandas? Included in the park is the Memphis Zoo, which has partnered with Rhodes for more than 90 years

Hungry for more? Learn more about the 901:

-    We Are Memphis 
-    I Love Memphis Blog
-    Choose901