Based in the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown, Rhodes University is more than a century old. The university has around 6 000 students, of which a quarter are international students from 57 different countries. Nearly half the student body live on campus, in residences.
Rhodes offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the faculties of humanities, science, commerce, pharmacy, law, and education. It boasts the highest academic staff to student ratio of any university in South Africa and is perhaps best known for its journalism and media studies department.