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If you want to know more about Rhodes College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Rhodes College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Rhodes College was awarded 47 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Rhodes College as #125 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Rhodes College is also ranked #2 out of 42 schools in Tennessee.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Rhodes College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rhodes College is a competitive 51%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Rhodes College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 720. Math scores were between 600 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rhodes College  ( 620 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for Rhodes College  ( 600 to 690 )
Rhodes College received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Rhodes College  ( 27 to 32 )

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Rhodes College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Rhodes College is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Rhodes College is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rhodes College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Rhodes College has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Rhodes College for first-time, full-time students is 75%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  75 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Rhodes College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,988 undergraduates at Rhodes College with 1,979 being full-time and 9 being part-time.

Rhodes College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 94.16 out of 100, Rhodes College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.16 out of 100
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How Much Does Rhodes College Cost?

The overall average net price of Rhodes College is $26,077. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Rhodes College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,389 $18,568 $22,551 $24,505 $33,066

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Rhodes College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Rhodes College, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,303 a year. That adds up to $25,212 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rhodes College is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Rhodes College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Rhodes College make around $53,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Rhodes College graduates since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Rhodes College

Rhodes College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Memphis, Tennessee. The location of Rhodes College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Rhodes College

Contact details for Rhodes College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Phone: 901-843-3000

Rhodes College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Rhodes College. Of these students, 561 received undergraduate degrees and 19 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 90 $42,800
General Biology 52 NA
Computer Science 40 NA
Political Science & Government 35 $35,600
International Relations & National Security 34 $29,600
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 29 NA
General Psychology 29 $24,000
General English Literature 26 $30,800
Economics 26 NA
Chemistry 26 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Rhodes College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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