B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Memphis is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
Southern Avenue
Memphis, TN 38152
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University of Memphis Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
900-1160
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,291/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,762/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,779/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,737/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,895/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,931/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.143 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.153 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.153 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,054Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    54%
  • Commuter
    21%
  • Closed off
    8%
  • Determined
    7%
  • Giving
    4%
  • average
    3%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.157 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.200 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    69%
  • Relaxed
    17%
  • Interesting
    10%
  • Involvement
    2%
  • Driven
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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The University of Memphis has the most unique professors simply because they provide the tough love that students need in college in order to succeed. They stress that there are ample resources to succeed and if you don't take advantage of them, then your failure is self-inflicted. There are even ample opportunities to apply for careers on campus from the bookstore to the food court to the library, just in case, you may need more finances to get through school. All of my professors office hours and visits have obviously been effective because I'm doing great in my courses!
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The University of Memphis is a wonderful place to go to school! The years there have been some of the happiest in my life. The friends that I made, the organizations I was a part of and led, the professors......these people have made a difference in my life. The best part is the feeling of open-mindedness. As Memphis is a diverse city, everyone is friends with others without judgment. I was friends with African-Americans, Asians, Latinos, and Caucasian classmates. The things I learned and the way I developed have changed me forever. Go Tigers!
The University of Memphis provides an accessible and affordable education. Also, despite what others may say, it also offers a quality education if that is what *you* want to get out of it. Just as with any learning institution there are going to be students who just float through the classes and somehow manage to pass and graduate, but the UofM offers much more than that to students who really hold the desire to learn. If you give your all when it comes to research assignments and exam preparation you are going to learn! The difficulty is there if you apply yourself.
As far as the faculty in concerned, the majority of the instructors I had were passionate about the topics they taught, and it really added value to the lectures.Overall, it's a great university with a very diverse student body. I would recommend it to any student want to attend school in Memphis.