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Scholarship is Curiosity
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In the Classroom and Beyond
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Residential by Design

college campus with recognition badge Rhodes Featured Among the “Best and Most Interesting” Colleges

Rhodes College, with a learning environment that is beautiful, community-centered, and transformative, is once again featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The 2020 guide delivers an insider’s look at what it’s really like to be a student at the “best and most interesting” schools in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.

head and shoulder image of a college administrator standing outside on a college campus Alicia Golston Promoted to Dean of Students at Rhodes College

Dr. Alicia Golston has been promoted to dean of students at Rhodes College, effective July 1, 2019. She served as associate dean of students in 2017 and became associate dean for student experience in 2018.

head and shoulder image of woman standing in front of a fence Prof. Chanelle Benz Lauded As ‘Riveting New Voice in American Fiction’

Her new novel, The Gone Dead, has been featured by The New York Times as one of the “12 New Books to Watch For in June.”

court building that looks like a cathedral New Study Abroad Policy Will Help More Rhodes Students Experience the World

Study abroad is an integral part of a liberal arts education at Rhodes, introducing students to courses, internships, and research opportunities around the globe. The college is now making it possible for students to use their federal and institutional aid on any one of more than 300 Rhodes- affiliated semester-long study abroad programs.

college professor standing outside in from a Gothic campus building New Book by Prof. Esen Kirdis Explores Islamic Political Movements

Based on qualitative fieldwork, the 240-page book explores the strategic decision-making of six Islamic political movements in Jordan, Morocco, and Turkey.

A student flies a drone in front of an audience, flanked by a stone building Computer Science Students Explore New Possibilities in Robotics

Using cutting-edge technologies in robotics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, students in Dr. Ross Sowell’s Human-Robot Interaction course and Dr. Betsy Sanders’ Virtual Environments course showed off their computer science skills at an end-of-year exhibition of class projects.
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Our two-day summer orientation program that allows you to work with faculty advisors to develop your schedule for the fall.

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Rhodes is repeatedly recognized as a top college byPrinceton Review,Forbes,Kiplinger, andmany more.

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A traditionvalued by the Rhodes community for more than a century.