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 two thousand students are enrolled at Rhodes College.

Most of the students that got into this school earned an SAT score between 1220 to 1430, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 27 to 32. We were able to estimate the Rhodes College average GPA (3.55 - 3.78) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 45% of all students that apply are admitted to Rhodes College, from which 22% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at rhodes.edu.

Overall Rhodes College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Rhodes College was reported as 44.7% in Fall 2020 with over 5,210 college 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 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.78

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rhodes College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 54.3%
  • 2017-2018: 51.0%
  • 2018-2019: 44.6%
  • 2019-2020: 44.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 43.8%

How Does Rhodes College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rhodes College is twenty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Christian Brothers University50.2%
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Rust College50.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Rhodes College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 700
Math600 - 730
Total Score1220 - 1430
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 35
Math25 - 30
Composite Score27 - 32
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