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Rhodes College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,643)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,191)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 81 71 - -
Baseball 50 - - -
Basketball 11 10 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 - -
Football 68 - - -
Golf 8 12 - -
Soccer 26 21 - Yes
Softball - 16 - -
Swimming 9 10 - -
Tennis 15 14 - -
Volleyball - 17 - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.2%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 3.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.3%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 2

Notable Alumni

  • Allison Miller, actress and singer
  • Charlaine Harris, writer whose books were the basis for the HBO series "True Blood"
  • Claudia Kennedy, first woman to hold a three-star rank in the U.S. Army
  • Dixie Carter, actress (Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women")
  • John H. Bryan, former CEO of Sara Lee
  • Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • Craig Brewer, film director and screenwriter ("Hustle & Flow")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Richard from Frisco, TX
  • 4
  • Rhodes has 11 dorms, two which are apartment style with a living room and kitchen, that contain rooms for a single up to a quad. Depending on the dorm, there…

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  • Taylor from Memphis, TN
  • 3
  • I am a commuter, but I have visited the dorm area before. Some of the dorm buildings are not the coziest places to live, but it is really what you…

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  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • Dorms create a great sense of community. There is typically plenty of room for everyone. The admissions department does a great job at pairing students with roommates of similar habits…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Landon from Halls, TN
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    We did not get to try out the food but we liked the two different dining options. I am easy to please when it comes to food. It can't be as good as our home cooking but I bet it is not hard to adjust.

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  • 5
  • Very Interested
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The Refectory has an outstanding and modern selection of food. The Lynx offers a more casual, sports pub feel. They are both on campus, and both are sparkling clean.

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  • 3
  • A Freshman
  • I am a current student here

    The food isn't... bad. It's just not usually good either. There are some options that are great, some in between, and some that are terrible - just depends on what you like, I guess.

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  • 5
  • LeAnna from Slidell, LA
  • I am a current student here

    The food around Memphis is great. Nobody should ever bother eating at a chain restaurant. There are plenty of great local and affordable places scattered throughout Memphis. We have barbeque, vegetarian, homegrown, Asian, Vietnamese, Mexican, Italian, you name it.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Though the food can get repetitive and options are limited, it is better than it could be.

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  • 3
  • Student from Texas
  • I am a current student here

    A lot of people complain about the dining options here, but personally it is what I would have expected. Nothing beats a home cooked meal, but hey, at least it is palatable.

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  • 1
  • Rhodent
  • I am a current student here

    The staff is great, but the food provider, Aramark is terrible. I have seen roaches on several occasions.

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  • 4
  • Hunter from Georgetown, TX
  • I am a current student here

    It's unfortunate but understandable that this little campus has so few dining options. That being said, the ones they have are relatively nice. The Catherine Burrow Refectory (the Rat) is the buffet-like dining option that most students prefer. What's really nice is that it is newly renovated so it's really nice!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Four sororities and six fraternities. There is not many to choose from but everyone in them is nice. Greek parties are open to the whole school after 11 pm.

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  • 0
  • Hunter from Georgetown, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life on Rhodes campus is huge. You don't have to be in a sorority or a fraternity but the majority of students here are. There are fun parties all of the time and great events that everyone attends. While Greek life here is really prevalent, it is not like the big state schools. Every organization is extremely involved with their philanthropy which is something that is really cool, also because each one is different so you're always helping someone out.

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  • 0
  • rhodesstudent121
  • I am a current student here

    about half of the school is, but people don't really care if you're greek or not.

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  • 0
  • Taylor from Memphis, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Over half of the entire student population is a part of Greek life! Everywhere you turn you can see girls toting their sorority bags, and guys clad in their frat shirts. Going Greek seems to be a large part of the social scene at Rhodes, but there are plenty more students remain active on campus without pledging.

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  • 0
  • Richard from Frisco, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a major part of the Rhodes experience with over fifty percent of the student body being involved in Fraternities and Sororities. Students involved in Greek Life have the chance to attend many formals and activities thrown by their house. However, those not wishing to become part of Greek Life need not worry. All house parties are open to each student on campus after a certain time, and there are many other organizations to become apart of on campus.

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