University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$9,912

$16,764

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
43%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
18%
500-599
47%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,525
Declined 2,253
Total Received 14,778
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Public

17,378

undergraduate students

4,307

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 21,685
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational

1,607-acre, metropolitan research university in Memphis (population: 652,236). Served by air, bus, and train.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Memphis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Memphis International

University of Memphis
None
Memphis, TN
38152

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Council
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Black Student Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Up 'til Dawn- St. Jude Philanthropy

Top Events

  • Plug into the Blue (opening week events)
  • Homecoming
  • Black History Month
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
71%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
43%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
18%
500-599
47%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline July 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.51

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,525
Declined 2,253
Total Received 14,778

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)
work experience

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

judo, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, judo, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Design/Architecture
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music, General
Music, Other
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

21,685

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

17,378
students

Female
59%
10,338

Male
41%
7,040

20%

4,307
students

Female
62%
2,673

Male
38%
1,634

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

12,066
students

Female
59%
7,033

Male
41%
5,033

31%

5,312
students

Female
63%
3,305

Male
37%
2,007

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 28%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

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
6%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
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

1,455

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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