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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. We enjoy one of the country’s most beautiful campuses in the heart of Memphis, an economic, political and cultural center.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



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, control of the college passed to the Presbyterian Church.


Rhodes offers two undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. Given the expectations stated in the Rhodes Vision, and the long tradition of quality liberal arts education at Rhodes, the college continually evaluates student achievement using a range of measurements.


  • Rhodes’ average graduation rate over the past five years is 76 percent.
  • Ninety-six percent of 2016 graduates are employed, attend graduate/professional school, or volunteer full time.
  • Of those members of the classes of 2016 applying to graduate/professional schools, 86.8% reported that they were accepted by their first-choice school. The overall acceptance rates for different programs (M.D., M.B.A., J.D. and others) far exceed the national average.

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Student services

Student Learning: To ensure our faculty and staff have the talent, the time, and the resources to inspire and involve our students in meaningful study, research, and service.

Housing services

Rhodes provides endless opportunities for students to contribute, create, and lead. Whether serving on the Honor Council, working as a Rhodes Student Associate, organizing a community service initiative, participating in athletics or the fine arts, or bringing new ideas and energy to a student club or organization, our students define and enhance the residential experience here.

Library services

Barret Library, a state-of-the-art facility made possible by a major gift from the Paul Barret, Jr. Trust, opened in August 2005. Paul Barret, Jr., a graduate of the class of 1946 who died in 1999, was the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Burrow, who provided for the construction of the 1953 Burrow Library. 

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

Memphis is a regional health center with many excellent facilities and physicians from which to choose. If you should need specialized care not offered by our Health Center staff, we will make referrals appropriate to your need.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Rhodes’ Collegiate Gothic campus sits on a 110-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.
  • Our walkways, quadrangles, residence halls, common areas and classrooms are all intentionally designed to encourage intimate conversation, the exchange of ideas and life-changing connections
  • The original buildings, including Palmer Hall (1925), Kennedy Hall (1925), and Robb and White dormitories (1925), were designed by Henry Hibbs in consultation with Charles Klauder, who designed many buildings at Princeton University, alma mater of former Rhodes president.

Student clubs

  • The Rhodes College community, including its student-athletes, has access to some of the best facilities and amenities available in the NCAA. These facilities include the Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC), which is a $22 million facility that was newly-renovated in the late-1990s and has since become a centerpiece of campus life for the Rhodes community. 
  • The BCLC is also the nerve center for Rhodes Athletics. Lynx athletes and coaches have spacious locker rooms, meeting rooms, and offices, as well as a tremendous athletic training room. The facility is conveniently located adjacent to all of Rhodes' outdoor playing fields and courts. 


Rhodes is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.

Student Reviews

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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