Rhodes College

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Rhodes College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Memphis, TN, a predominately urban area. Nearly a thousand students are enrolled at Rhodes College.

Most of the students that got into this school earned an SAT score between 1170 to 1370, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 27 to 31. We were able to estimate the Rhodes College average GPA (3.55 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 58% of all students that apply are admitted to Rhodes College, from which 27% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at rhodes.edu.

Overall Rhodes College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Rhodes College was reported as 57.6% in Fall 2013 with over 3,560 applications submitted to Rhodes College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Rhodes College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Rhodes College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rhodes College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 42.0%
  • 2010-2011: 41.9%
  • 2011-2012: 50.1%
  • 2012-2013: 54.6%
  • 2013-2014: 57.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 52.5%

How Does Rhodes College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rhodes College is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Memphis College of Art39.8%
Christian Brothers University47.5%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences46.3%
Le Moyne-Owen College23.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Rhodes College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English28 - 33
Math25 - 30
Composite Score27 - 31
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