Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a selective four-year liberal arts and sciences college. Rhodes enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduate students, 75 percent of whom live on campus. The faculty is recognized for its focused commitment to teaching, individualized attention to student academic development, and commitment to involving students in research.
Consistently ranked in the top tier of the United States’ best national liberal arts colleges, Rhodes is noted for its academic excellence and student involvement in community service projects in the city of Memphis. Noted facilities include the McCoy Theatre, mounting four productions annually with student cast and crew, an art gallery exhibiting work by both students and invited artists, music practice rooms and recital halls, a recreational and athletic complex, which includes an indoor track and outdoor swimming pool, science labs equipped with top-of-the-line technology and equipment, and an unabashedly modern and tech-savvy library facility.
Main CampusMemphis, Tennessee, United States Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in MemphisLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Rhodes is located in a historic residential neighborhood of Memphis, about one mile from downtown and the Mississippi River. A vibrant city known for its musical heritage and its role in the civil rights movement, Memphis is home to opera, symphony, and theater companies, a national basketball team, a baseball team, museums, and a variety of clubs featuring home-grown blues and rock ‘n' roll.
Students at Rhodes run their own activities and organizations in the following categories: academic honor societies, club sports, politics/culture, religiously affiliated, and service.