New York Times Highlights Memphis as a Destination

Memphis is a great place to visit and it’s an even better place to go to college. The New York Times featured Memphis in its travel series 36 Hours. 

“Blues, Elvis and barbecue tend to dominate popular perceptions of Tennessee’s second-largest city. But there are plenty of other diversions, including new developments in entertainment: the opening of Ballet Memphis theater; adaptive reuse projects with significant public art spaces; and an expansion of the museums devoted to Elvis Presley. A bike share system is set to debut this spring, and there is much to discover in lively art districts like Broad Avenue.”

Rhodes College is located in the heart of Midtown Memphis.  The city is a soulful town, rich with history and a passion for music, food, and community. Our place in Memphis provides students with opportunities they wouldn’t get anywhere else. Rhodes students intern at Memphis institutions like FedEx, St. Jude, and the Memphis Zoo. Additionally, over 80% of our students are also giving back to the city of Memphis through community service.

Students are having fun in the city attending concerts at the Levitt Shell, going to Grizzlies games, shows at the historic Orpheum Theater, taking in views of the Mississippi from Big River Crossing, and enjoying the famous barbecue.

Memphis is a wonderful place to call home for your next four years. In fact, Rhodes students like it so much that more than 35% stay in Memphis after graduation to launch their careers and continue their education.

Read more from the New York Times article here.