Rhodes is profiled in The Princeton Review’s recently released The Best 381 Colleges for 2017, and ranks No. 1 on its Most Beautiful Campus list and No. 2 for Most Engaged in Community Service. For the second year in a row, Rhodes was also included in The Princeton Review’s lists of “Colleges That Create Futures” and “Colleges That Pay You Back.”
Based on 143,000 students’ ratings of their campus experiences, ranking lists report top 20 colleges in 62 categories.
“Since 1992 when we created this guide to the colleges we believe are the nation’s best, academically, our purpose has been twofold,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president-publisher and lead author of the book. “One: we want to shine light on these exceptional institutions which represent only 15% of the nation's four-year colleges. Two: we work to give applicants considering them an incomparable amount of campus feedback to decide which college may be best for them. We base our 62 ranking lists entirely on what the colleges’ customers, their enrolled students, report to us on our surveys. As such, they provide unique insights into the campus cultures, aid offerings, services, and student body communities at these schools. In the end, it's all about the fit.”
“I'm so grateful I've been able to live and learn on our campus the past few years. It has been a place for me to find rejuvenation and inspiration, where even the act of walking to class feels like a gift.” -- Mary Crowell, Class of 2017
Student Member of the Rhodes Board of Trustees
Biology/Anthropology-Sociology Bridge Major
In another recent ranking, Rhodes' library is listed among the “Most Beautiful Libraries in the 25 Largest U.S. Cities” by Business Insider.