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Tuition & Fees

$8,666

$11,992

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,361
Declined + 5,950
Total Received 11,311
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Individual Studies
  2. Integrative Studies
  3. Nursing
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School Facts

University of Memphis, founded in 1912, is a comprehensive, public university. It changed its name from Memphis State University in 1994. Its 1,178-acre campus is located in Memphis.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 21,059
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1459
ACT 3992

Social Networks

Public

17,068

undergraduate students

3,991

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
11%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
14%
500-599
44%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
13%
500-599
31%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
43%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
56%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Memphis, TN

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Memphis, TN

1,160-acre, metropolitan research university in Memphis (population: 655,155). Served by air, bus, and train.

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
13%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 8% of male students
 
6 sororities 7% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
11%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
14%
500-599
44%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
13%
500-599
31%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
43%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
56%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,361
Declined + 5,950
Total Received 11,311

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

Steve McKellips
Director of Admissions
P: 800 669-2678
F: 901 678-3053
recruitment@memphis.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $37,093,526
State $7,541,907
Institutional $374,989
Other external $0
Total $45,010,422

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $19,628,391
Institutional $13,376,227
Other external $676,555
Total $33,681,173

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
riflery
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Studies in Teaching/Learning
African/African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Computer Science
Architecture
Art
Art History
Audiology
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
City/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Clinical Nutrition
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Psychology/Research
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English
Epidemiology
Finance
Foreign Languages
Health Administration
Health/Human Performance
Higher/Adult Education
History
Hospitality/Resort Management
Human Development/Learning
Instruction/Curriculum Leadership
Integrative Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
International Studies
Journalism
Leadership/Policy Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing Management
Mathematical Science
Mathematical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Music Industry
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education/Teacher Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Romance Languages
School Psychology
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Speech Language Pathology
Sport/Leisure Management
Supply Chain Management
Teaching All Learners
Theatre
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Undergraduate

81%

17,068
students

Female
60%
10,254

Male
40%
6,814

Graduate

19%

3,991
students

Female
58%
2,318

Male
42%
1,673

undergraduateFull-time

72%

12,372
students

Female
59%
7,280

Male
41%
5,092

undergraduatePart-time

28%

4,696
students

Female
64%
2,974

Male
36%
1,722

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
36%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
India
Mexico
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

James Carson
Director, Center for International Programs and Services
901 678-4010
jcarson1@memphis.edu

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