Liberal Arts Excellence
Rhodes is one of only 40 institutions featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives. First published in 1996, CTCL features colleges that successfully develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. Rhodes College has been featured in each edition of the book.
For 2018, Rhodes was once again included in The Princeton Review’s guide, The Best 382 Colleges. Rhodes is listed as a"Best Southeastern College and also ranked in the top 20 in several of the guides ranking lists. In the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review's book College's That Pay You Back, Rhodes ranked #16 for Best Schools for Internships.
In 2016, Forbes named Rhodes one of America’s Top 100 Colleges and the 17th top college in the South.
Rhodes is among colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain profiled in the 2018 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Rhodes also made the guide's listings of small colleges and universities strong in nternational studies and in business.
Rhodes is one of only 280 colleges and universities in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic organization in the U.S.
Rhodes was included in both editions of The Princeton Review's guide Colleges that Create Futures: 50 Colleges that Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom. In 2015, The Princeton Review included Rhodes in its new book Colleges That Pay You Back.
In spring 2015, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance released its annual rankings of the best values in private institutions based on academic quality and affordability. Rhodes was included in the list of 100 liberal arts colleges.
In the 2015 edition, Fiske Guide to Colleges named Rhodes a Best Buy.
In 2015, Rhodes was named a Best Value College by The Princeton Review, which evaluates the top 150 colleges and universities in the U.S.
Washington Monthly ranks colleges and universities based on contributions to public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship, and Ph.D.s), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). In 2013, Rhodes ranked 16th overall.
In 2010 and 2011, Newsweek named Rhodes the #1 Most Service-Oriented College in the United States.
Washington Monthly named Rhodes No. 1 among all colleges for “community service participation and hours served in 2013.”
For 2017, The Princeton Review named Rhodes the No. 1 Most-Beautiful Campus in the U.S.
In 2015, Best Choice Schools.com included Rhodes in its list of the 50 Most Beautiful Urban College Campuses.
In fall 2012, the Huffington Post ranked Rhodes No. 9 in its list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Campuses.
In fall 2012, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Rhodes the 9th Most Beautiful Campus in the U.S.
In the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report, Rhodes made the list of Top 35 Colleges in the United States for students who study abroad.
Best Choice Schools.com included Rhodes in its 2014 list of the 45 Top Colleges to Study Abroad.