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Rhodes College

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Rhodes is a national, four-year, private, coeducational, residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, and honor among ourselves.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Business & Management (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)

About

History

Rhodes College was founded in 1848 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Originally known as the Masonic University of Tennessee, the institution was renamed Stewart College in 1850 in honor of its president, William M. Stewart. Under Stewart′s leadership in 1855,

Education

  • Through 18 academic departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs, Rhodes offers more than 50 majors, interdisciplinary majors, minors, and academic programs.
  • As a predominantly undergraduate college, Rhodes offers unique programs and personalized counseling for students who plan to pursue advanced degrees. In addition, through the Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Arts in Urban Education, and Dual Degree programs, students may also undertake continued work toward graduate degrees at Rhodes.

Career

  • Our office offers a variety of resources for students to take advantage of during their time at Rhodes. Alongside our Four Year Plan, students should be sure to utilize these opportunities to improve upon their professional outlook and enhance their resume!

  • Throughout the year, Careers offers opportunities for students to network with career officials, executives, and alumni. From our Alumni Wine and Networking series, to doing giveaways of Grizzlies and sports business networking tickets, students who utilize our office and keep up with our events get plenty of opportunity to branch out and meet professionals. Be sure to follow us on social media to get those announcements as soon as they are released!

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Services

Student services

RSG represents the interests of the students to the others in the Rhodes community—the faculty, staff, administration, and trustees. The structure of the RSG Constitution allows for a deliberative government best equipped to meet student needs.

Housing services

  • Bellingrath Hall
  • Blount Hall
  • East Village Apartments
  • Ellett Hall
  • Glassell Hall
  • Parkway Hall
  • Robb Hall
  • Robinson Hall
  • Spann Place Townhouses
  • Stewart Hall
  • Townsend Hall
  • Trezevant Hall
  • Voorhies Hall
  • Voorhies-Townsend
  • West Village
  • White Hall
  • Williford Hall

Library services

Barret Library College Archives:

  • Rhodes Archives 
  • Richard Halliburton Collection
  • Walter P. Armstrong, Jr. Book Collection 
  • Shelby Foote Collection, made possible through the generosity of Riea and Steve Lainoff
  • DLYNX, the Archives digital repository, provides access to digital items of historical value and materials created by faculty, staff, and students, and resources

ICT services

  • The Digital Media Lab (DML) is located in 210 Barret. Multimedia software is available on all computers located in the area (inside 210 as well as the open area outside the glass doors). The Digital Media Lab follows the same hours as Barret Library hours.
  • Projects in the DML range from Photoshop editing to editing and rendering video (Adobe Premiere) to advanced audio editing (Audacity).

Medical services

  • At Rhodes College Health Center students can seek advice and treatment for a wide range of medical needs, such as strep, flu, treatment of ENT infections as well as to obtain a prescription.
  • Students can see the staff nurse at no cost for routine health issues. There is also a Self-Care counter, where students can obtain a cough drop, Band-Aid, or perhaps a decongestant.

Student Life

Campus life

Rhodes’ Collegiate Gothic campus sits on a 123-acre, wooded site in the heart of historic Midtown Memphis. In this beautiful, supportive environment, our students and faculty comprise a community unmatched in its dedication to learning and a life of honor.

Sports facilities

  • Alburty Pool - Pool Closed for the Season
  • BCLC - Closed
  • Dunavant Tennis Complex
  • Mason Field
  • Rhodes Softball Field
  • Stauffer Field
  • Rhodes Soccer Field
  • Mallory Gymnasium
  • Crain Field

Student clubs

  • All Students Interested in Asia (A.S.I.A.) 
  • ASL and Deaf Culture Club 
  • Black Student Association (BSA) 
  • First Generation Program (FGEN) 
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) 
  • South Asian Culture and Advocacy (SACA, formerly SAMOSA) 
  • Student Association for Mixed Identity (SAMI) 
  • Valuing Our Impact on the Cultural Experiences of Students (VOICES)

Accreditation

Rhodes College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees.  

Student Reviews

The school that changes lives
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It provided me a diverse education and I even had the opportunity to be active off-campus.

Awesome
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had my best times and good relationship with my fellow students and lecturers. I also took up some leadership roles in the student union which has helped me boost my leadership skill

I expanded my mind but I wanted more
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent professors and great resources as well as a variety of internship opportunities. A strong commitment to liberal arts with a desire to push students to really broaden their horizons. A somewhat reserved student body mostly of a high economic background and almost always afraid of ideational confrontation and disagreements resulting in often times stale...

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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