Graduation Is Only the Beginning
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.
Steve now works for Amazon in Seattle as a senior software engineer developing artificial intelligence
Elizabeth now works for Science Systems and Applications, Inc. at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Bailey is an award winning poet and professional editor.
Sameer is a lecturer on economics and venture capital investor in Pakistan.
Sarah Bacot '13 is completing a one year federal clerkship after graduating in 2018 from Harvard Law.
Taylor Jackson '14 used her bridge major in political science and international studies to join the staff of the first female mayor in New Orleans' 300-year history, LaToya Cantrell.
By the Numbers
- Ninety-six percent of 2017 graduates are either employed, attend graduate/professional school, or volunteer full time.
- Of those members of the classes of 2013 and 2014 applying to graduate/professional schools, more than two-thirds reported that they were accepted by their first-choice school. The overall acceptance rates for different programs (M.D., M.B.A., J.D. and others) far exceed the national average.
- Rhodes is in the top 11% of all U.S. baccalaureate colleges for the percentage of our students who go on to earn Ph.D.s. We are also in the top 7% in the nation as the undergraduate source of Ph.D.s in both the humanities and psychology, and in the top 8% of Ph.D.s in the arts.
- Rhodes is ranked 15th in the nation for the number of Physics majors who have gone on to receive a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy.
- Rhodes is in the top 10 in the nation as the undergraduate source of psychology Ph.D.s.
- All 2015-16 Master of Science in Accounting graduates secured employment within three months of graduation, continuing the 100 percent placement record of the program since its inception.
Need advice? Career Services uses a four-year approach to help students choose a major, find an internship, ace an interview, and enter graduate school or the workforce with confidence and polish. They are also available to alumni at any point in their career.
More than 13,000 Rhodes alumni make up a strong community that continues to support one another long after its members have walked the graduation stage. Assisted by the Office of Alumni Relations, they host networking events, create internships, recommend and hire fellow alums, and offer advice and mentorship to students and recent graduates.
Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities
Rhodes has a special Postgraduate Scholarship Committee that helps students through the application process for prestigious postgraduate awards. For 2019-20, 11 Rhodes students were awarded Fulbright Scholarships. Rhodes has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top-producing institution for Fulbright U.S. Students exchange program.
Since 2002, Rhodes students have won:
- 47 Fulbright Scholarships
- 17 Goldwater Scholarships
- 14 Watson Fellowships
- 6 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
- 5 Truman Scholarships
- 7 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
- 2 Luce Scholarships
- 1 Rhodes Scholarship
- 5 Emerson National Hunger Fellowships