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Rhodes College


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Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1848
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,687
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

2000 N. Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112

Website

http://www.rhodes.edu

Admissions E-mail

adminfo@rhodes.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: David J. Wottle
Admissions office telephone: (800) 844-5969
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 1
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 49%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 53%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 49%
Total applicants: 3,786
Total acceptances: 1,873
Total freshman enrollment: 453
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,602
Male acceptances: 762
Male freshman enrollment: 181
 
Female applicants: 2,184
Female acceptances: 1,111
Female freshman enrollment: 272
Out-of-state freshmen: 73%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 409
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 73

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 52%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 78%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 68%
Average high school GPA: 3.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 75%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 590 – 690
Math: 590 – 680
Combined: 1180 – 1370

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 19.8% 16.8%
600-699 50.2% 49.3%
500-599 28.3% 30.4%
400-499 1.8% 3.5%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 76%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 27 – 33
Math: 24 – 28
Composite: 26 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 26.5% 44.2% 18.6%
24-29 62.8% 43.6% 60.8%
18-23 10.8% 11.9% 18.3%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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