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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
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Memphis is an above-average public university located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,400 undergraduate students. The Memphis acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 43% of students, Memphis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
About University of Memphis...
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
85%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,663/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,960/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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.159 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.159 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,400Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,996
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    52%
  • Commuter
    19%
  • Closed off
    9%
  • Determined
    8%
  • Giving
    4%
  • average
    3%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.163 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.206 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    69%
  • Relaxed
    17%
  • Interesting
    9%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Involvement
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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University of Memphis Reviews

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I enjoyed my time at the University of Memphis! I graduated with a business degree. Most of my professors were very helpful, always making time when I needed extra help. I stayed in the dorms my freshman and sophomore years and I always encourage incoming freshman to live in the dorms at least one year. It has its ups and downs, but that experience is invaluable - you’re forced to step out of your comfort zone for sure.
As much as I loved going to sporting events, getting coffee each morning on my way to class, and all the friends I made while in school, I was so glad to walk across the stage to accept my diploma! I’ll even be going back for round two in the fall!
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Memphis has a wide range of academics and career opportunities! They offer many organizations, clubs, and leadership opportunities. There is a lot of diversity in ethnic groups and religious groups and athletics. They are getting better at football and they are also getting better at basketball. There are many resources for help with academics and with financial aid. The school provides assistance for disabilities and for those who work while attending classes. Housing is very accommodating and convenient for walking to classes. The staff is very nice and very helpful. It is also a very safe campus. The campus police officers have good experience and are efficient and helpful in keeping others safe. The school is also located around many cool restaurants and places where students can go!
This was a great decision that I made to attend the U of M. The professors care about your success, and they are willing to help you if you are not understanding a concept. I also love that in order to graduate from the university, you have to complete an internship. Which means you will have experience that majority of these jobs require when you graduate! The faculty here are very supportive of the students and will go the extra mile to help you.