Tuition & Fees

$9,317

$21,029

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
40%
400-499
23%
700-800
9%
600-699
16%
500-599
41%
400-499
27%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
36%
400-499
33%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
29%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
51%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,923
Declined + 2,237
Total Received 14,160
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Public

17,233

undergraduate students

4,225

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Professional Studies
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Codes

SAT 1459
ACT 3992

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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 21,458
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)
•  ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)
•  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)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  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)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Memphis, TN

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

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
47%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 6% of male students
 
12 sororities 8% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
40%
400-499
23%
700-800
9%
600-699
16%
500-599
41%
400-499
27%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
36%
400-499
33%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
29%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
51%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived with SAT, ACT, or NACAC waivers)
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

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,923
Declined + 2,237
Total Received 14,160

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

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

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,880

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,680
Room $5,985
Board $3,990
Additional fees $1,637
Books & supplies $1,569
Total $20,861
Average Financial Aid - $10,880
Total with Avg. Aid $9,981
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 901 678-4825
F: 901 678-3590
financialaid@memphis.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Karen M. Smith
Director of Student Financial Aid
kasmith@memphis.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Judo, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Equestrian Sports, Judo, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Tom Bowen (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

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

  1. Health Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Professional Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

21,458

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

17,233
students

Female
59%
10,125

Male
41%
7,108

20%

4,225
students

Female
61%
2,571

Male
39%
1,654

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

12,064
students

Female
58%
6,956

Male
42%
5,108

30%

5,169
students

Female
62%
3,169

Male
38%
2,000

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
33%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Kuwait
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
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

Rebecca Laumann
Interim Director, Center for International Education Services
901 678-3651
rlaumann@memphis.edu

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