Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
If being on a college campus inspired by an English Gothic village is up your alley, then you’ll love Rhodes, and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived at Oxford! This college was established in 1848 as the Masonic University of Tennessee and was initially based in Clarksville. The relocation to Memphis came in 1925, and after a few names changes, the college adopted its present title in 1984.
Palmer and Kennedy Hall, designed by architect Henry Hibbs in 1925, have spots on the National Register of Historic Places. But you won’t just see the exquisite brickwork at this location in academic facilities. Students still live in Hibbs’s Robb and White dormitories, where Gothic charm blends seamlessly with modern amenities.
Majestic oak trees grown from seedlings were taken from the school’s original location in Clarksville, and they fittingly unify the layout.