1,786 reviews
  1. Memphis, TN
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Memphis is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
Southern Avenue
Memphis, TN 38152

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
47%
SAT Scores Range
900-1130
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Memphis

Cost

Net Price
$12,369/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,894/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,441/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,196/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,641/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,764/ 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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.147 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.147 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,372Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Commuter
    23%
  • Closed off
    9%
  • Determined
    5%
  • Giving
    5%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.151 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.194 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    72%
  • Relaxed
    16%
  • Interesting
    9%
  • Involvement
    3%

After University of Memphis

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
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

University of Memphis Reviews

1,786 reviews
All Categories
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.
I love attending the University of Memphis. It is so diverse! I have a met a lot of intelligent students from different ethnic groups and backgrounds. Everyone is so friendly, and my professors are awesome! There are several great restaurants in which to dine on campus. I am a junior nursing student. If you're undecided about what college to go to, choose the University of Memphis.
Something I have noticed within the University is the strong disconnect between the students and the instructors within the math and science departments. I have had 5 different instructors within these departments, and there were reoccurring themes of neglect throughout all of their courses. There was little regard to the student's benefit. There was no passion in their classes, just a need to end the period and finish whatever chapter we were going over that week. However, in every other department (English especially) my instructors have always had sure to make time for me and meet with me for every conflict and problem I had. They listen to their students' feedback and adjust their courses accordingly.