Rhodes College is a private, predominantly undergraduate, liberal arts college located in Memphis, Tennessee
Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), Rhodes College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and enrolls approximately 1,800 students.
The academic environment at Rhodes centers around small classes and an emphasis on student research and writing. Students are encouraged to participate in off-campus activities and “service learning.” They are also given the opportunity to participate in a variety of research-based programs, such as the Summer Plus program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies, the Center for Outreach and Development of the Arts, the Mike Curb Institute for Music, and the Rhodes Service Fellows program.
About one third of Rhodes students go on to graduate or professional school. The acceptance rates of Rhodes alumni to law and business schools are around 95%, and the acceptance rate to medical schools is nearly twice the national average.
Rhodes is featured in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives and on the cover of the 2008 Princeton Review Complete Book of Colleges. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Rhodes among the nation’s “top-tier” liberal arts colleges, ranking the school 47th among liberal arts colleges in 2010. Forbes rated Rhodes 47th among all American colleges and universities in its 2010 publication of America’s Best Colleges. Rhodes has been home to a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1949, one of 283 chapters nationwide.