About University of Memphis

Founded in 1912, University of Memphis. is a Public college. Located in Tennessee, which is a city setting in Tennessee, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 17,183 full time undergraduate students, and 4,118 full time graduate students.

The University of Memphis Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 861 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Memphis include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate56%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range900-1160
ACT Range18-25

Admissions at UofM are considered Selective, with ,69% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

79% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 1% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Memphis.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
60%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
54%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
15%
“We bought the gear”
83%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
69%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
60%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
54%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
15%
“We bought the gear”
83%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
69%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    145 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    115 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    179 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    184 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    183 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    181 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    184 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    184 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Memphis REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Memphis?

102 Students rated University of Memphis

Micah - 05/07/2024

I enjoyed my time at the University of Memphis. As a white student, I was definitely the minority, but that did not phase me. I am sure it will for a lot of other people however. The campus is really nice, and it is not too big. I only had one professor I would say was not "good" but the rest most certainly were.

tiffany - 01/28/2022

I like the U of Memphis. I fell in love with the campus, the cleanliness and the safety most importantly. Its super convenient to my family and for students alike. I felt they tried hard to ensure your aware of your safety and they were aware of your safety and that you were a human being not just a number on campus. I felt the U of Memphis has put great effort into a majority of their programs and and their success rates speak for themselves. Their programs prepare you to work that profession with the utmost capability.

Katie - 01/15/2022

I really like the University of Memphis because it is close to home. They offer a variety of classes and majors. The campus is very nice and the advising staff is excellent. The class sizes aren't too large and the professors are usually available by email.

Shyraneka - 04/27/2021

Overall, the University of Memphis is a nice campus. You have ample opportunities to learn, meet new people, and stay connected with your health.

University of Memphis FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Memphis?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Memphis is 56%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back to my senior year I would become more involved in my school. I would join as many organizations as possible, go on as many trips as I could, go to every sports event, and I would live it up as much as I could while I still had the free time. Now that I'm a full time college student I'm always busy. The grown up stage has taken full effect. I work, go to class, do homework, sleep and repeat. Sometimes I can even go all day without remembering to eat because I'm so busy. I miss the free time I once had. While I was in high school, everyone was worried about the latest drama and who's talking about who. If I could go back I would tell myself that these people and the drama that I'm worried about now won't matter a year from now, so have fun while you still can. Too soon you'll be looking back on your high school years and realize they were some of the best and most important years of your life.

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  3. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The campus offices (Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions, etc.) are far too bureaucratic and do not seem to communicate with each other. The student is expected to find out how things work and solve his own problems with little or no help from any of the offices.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very outgoing and open minded people.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is the most diverse, social, and business-minded school that I've ever had the pleasure of attending.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Memphis is parking. Its a fairly big campus but parking is horrible. There are so many students on campus this year but we have nowhere to park. We get parking tickets all the times. And if we don't pay them we get HOLDS, which prevent us from registering and receiving our transcripts. They just need to invest in more parking space.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    One who is very focused on getting an education. Even though many students are non traditonal i dont recommend it.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    get involved in as much as you can handle and how bad the traffic is.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People that are lazy and do not like to do any work they should not attend this university.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known for its sports teams and athletic departments-- basketball, football, intramurals, the list goes on. Our students are very supportive of all of our sports teams. We have student sections that travel across the nation along with our sports teams to cheer them on.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    most students who go to this school love their sports teams and try to support all of the teams.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The professors in the social sciences. They are very knowledgeable and are always willing to share the knowledge with the students. There are actually many professors who do not seek to fail students. They are always willing to help inside and outside of class.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The university of memphis is better, because their nursing program has a higher percentage of passing the NCLEX the first time than UT Martin. Also I had a brother graduate from here, it made my mother feel a lot better about me attaining an education here. This way I could have some insight on what to expect.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There does not seem to be a stereotype at this school. There are incoming high schoolers and adult students alike.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about this school, that I feel gets over looked a lot is the fact that we are a top institution. We have one of the top Law schools in the Nation, along with a top 100 Business Program. If your looking for a easy ride, its not here at the University of Memphis. This school will challenge yourself to become better. That is why I love this University. Our school has around 22,000 so if you feel like you want a big time atmosphere then you get that here, along with the small school feel, because people commute to school as well. The school pride here is incredible; I mean turn on a Memphis basketball game and that should answer your question. One main thing about the University is that the historic Beale Street is a matter of ten minutes away, some people travel just to see Beale and you will be so close to it every single night.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Easy.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular student groups would definitley be the Fraternities and Sororities. We have 11 IFC (interfraternal council) chapters here along with 6 PAN(panhellenic) chapters and the Divine 9 NPHC chapters. Greeks aren't as big here at the University like some SEC schools, but we also are no where near as expensive either. Since being Greek I have become involved with so many other organizations, because the fact I am Greek and more people know my face on this campus. I encourage all students to go Greek, because it gives you that sense of family when you are not with your actual family. An OG is an Orientation Guide, the people you will be with the most when you make your official visit to the University of Memphis. These could become your best friends because they are students just like you and they will tell you everything you need to know about this University. It is especially hard to become an OG as well; they only pick the best of the best student leaders on this campus to become OG's. Another great organization we have here is Frosh Camp. Frosh Camp is a camp during the summer that is put on by the university where only a selected counselors are chosen for this, because these student leader counselors are going to make bonds with incoming freshmen that will last them their entire college career. For more detail about Frosh Camp just ask. The last organization that is huge on Campus, would have to be Up Til' Dawn. The University of Memphis is just miles away from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We work with St. Jude personally and raise money for the kids each year. It is a rewarding experience because you get to actually see the help you are doing for those kids battling cancer. I think that is one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. Now the athletic events are insane, people love the Memphis Tigers here. We have one of the most storied athletic programs in the country. We have a top 20 basketball team. The number 3 womens soccer team. etc. the list goes on. What is there to do off campus? Well a lot of students like going down to Beale street to grab a bite to eat and look at the beautiful Mississippi river along the river front. (great place to take a date). Or just head over to the FedEx forum and catch a Grizzlies game. The things you can do off campus is incredible. I love this University.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    Well to be honest my classes are quite simple to me, some are challenging but if you attend class in college there is no reason you shouldn't receive anything lower than a C.

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  19. What's the Greek scene like?

    Well, here at the University our Greek system is kind of small. But the numbers are increasing annually. I am apart of the Greek system here and wouldn't change it for anything. It gives you a family that you might not have here on the University. Someone to always be there when you need and will help you out throughout your college career. I have been the President for my chapter and now serving on the IFC Executive board here on campus and have a lot of insight on anything Greek.

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  20. When you step off campus what do you see?

    A lot of houses. We are right in the middle of a neighborhood (well campus owned houses) the students live in these houses.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    People love the athletics here at the University. Sports is something we pride ourselves on at Memphis. We love to win, which we do in a lot of sports, also the atmosphere is incredible here.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

17,183

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,118

Total Grad Students

15%

Out-Of-State

84%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

140

Student Organizations

14

Fraternities

11

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

11%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
36%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending University of Memphis receive some sort of financial aid. 50% were awarded federal grants. While 54% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$20,837

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,415

Books and Supplies

$9,153

Room and Board

31,405

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,762
$30 - $48K
$11,779
$48 - $75K
$15,737
$75 - $110K
$16,895
$110K & UP
$16,931

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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