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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

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
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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.154 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.154 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,412Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Commuter
    21%
  • Closed off
    8%
  • Determined
    7%
  • Giving
    4%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%
  • average
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.158 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.201 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    70%
  • Relaxed
    17%
  • Interesting
    10%
  • Involvement
    2%
  • Driven
    1%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

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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I started at the University of Memphis a year ago after graduating from high school. It was a completely new experience of school, but the University of Memphis did a great job getting us comfortable and confident that we made the right choice. Most professors are great, I would just recommend checking their individual reviews and choosing the right one for you. Overall I am really glad I attend the University of Memphis!
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Excellent value for the price. Tuition this year is not increasing. Lots of student facilities and opportunities. Programs in almost any area you could want to study, tons of research opportunities, you are guaranteed an internship, pretty campus, diverse student body (in all aspects: ethnically, age, Greek/not Greek, LGBTQ-friendly, religious, cultural, lots of international students, etc). There's something for everyone there. Always things to do. Good housing options both on campus/ modernized dorms or affordable off campus surrounding area as well. Safe except for some areas that are not safe, but generally lots of housing to find what you're looking for. Commuter city so you definitely must have a car. No public transport and everything too spread out to walk. Lots of free tutoring and student support services for students and their children if you are a student and parent. Financial aid office will help you; the university wants you to succeed.
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!