B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
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

1,797 reviews
All Categories
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!
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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.
This is my first year at college and I am enjoying my college life so far. I have met many new people that could have a major impact on my life in a positive way. However, I have ran into a couple of problems since I've been here. During my first semester of college, I stayed in the South Hall dorms. These dorms happen to be the oldest dorms on campus and they are not that clean but clean enough for people to stay in them. Right before the end of Christmas break, my roommate and I received a call from our R.A notifying us that our entire dorm had been molded and all of our belongings that we left behind had been destroyed. The college has not reimbursed us for everything, only the refrigerator and microwave. We were forced to move into another dormitory in the same building with the rest of our stuff that we had taken with us over the break. If I were to receive this money, I would use it to replace the rest of my belongings such as clothes, school supplies, and toiletries. Thank you!