University of Memphis Top Questions

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


I wish I had known more about my financial options for paying for school. I wish I'd taken more time to research scholarships, loan options, and employment.


No one here knows exaclty what to do.


There is more to life than high school. People in college do not care who you were in college. Just be yourself in college and you will find the perfect people to fit in with.


I wish I had known about the amount of time management I wjould have to do. It is something that college students will have to learn quickely.


how great the gym is, I would have conceled my membership sooner ;)


One thing that I did not know before I came to the University of Memphis, or college period, was how hard the classes were going to be. AAt my high school very few teachers gave challenging work or forced students to do any type of work at all. While I learned some in high school, I did not learn good study methods because all of my tests were verey eassy. I wish that I had known college was going to be so much different than high school in a studying/testing aspect. It can really affect your GPA and scholarships.


More communication concerning meeting like minded people, possible professors interested in mentoring students. Interested in more ways to get in touch with the University.


I wish I had known more about the scholarships the school offered because I could not find much information about it at the time.


I wish I had known that there was practically no parking on campus. There are several student parking lots yet they are separate from campus and not very well lit at night. Also safety and crime are issues that the campus police and memphis police are constantly working on. All in all its a nice campus.


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


I wish I would have known a lot of things one, I wish I knew if I scored higher on my ACT I could get scholarships maybe even a full ride. We were taught we needed a ACT score just to get into school and not pushed to retake to get a higher score. I wish I knew more about school loans and schlorships like this instead of outside loans with high interests rates. Never knew anything different, I am the first one in my family to go to college I wish we had more help and knowledgea about this.


I wish I had known and believed that I really was good enough to get accepted in to a more prestigious school. I wish that through some divine appointment or intervention, the truth of my real worth to colleges had been revealed to me.


Although, school will always be there for you to go back and finish your gets much harder when you have a family and work full time. I wish I had known how accomodating the University of Memphis is to the non-traditional student. I would have come back to school sooner.


I wish I had known that it was totally different from high school. I also wish I had known books wouldb this high. Lol


I wish I had known of all the clubs and groups there are to join. Meeting new people is always an exciting experience, so I wish I had done a bit more research so that I could have joined a few clubs and met more people around campus. The campus is so big it's difficult to meet people when you don't belong to a group or club.


I wish I would have known more about financial aid opportunities.


I wish I had simply known a little bit about the on campus life.


This college pretty must tells you every thing you need to know.......just listen and do as they tell you at orientation.


I wish I would have known how hard the teacher were. I'm really proud that they are cause it makes me want to learn more.


I do not necessarily wish I knew this. I just think it is unfortunate. I was an athlete in highschool and it felt good when we were recognized for out efforts. I just simply believe that the U of M has many talents in athletics other than the basketball team, and these teams need to have the opportunity to be in the lime light for a change. I believe this will make the university more diverse and more welcoming to other potential students.


Than a train goes right through campus.


The parking was hectic


I don't wish I had known anything, except I wish I had been more prepared by having experiences with different types of diverse people before coming here. But my department is agreeable and friendly for the most part, both students and faculty.


I wished that I had known about the Psychological Counseling office during my first semester. I struggled academically because I did not know about the available resources that were in place to help me to succeed.


More Information about financial aid.