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  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
    B
Memphis is an above-average public university located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,064 undergraduate students. The Memphis acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 48% of students, Memphis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
Southern Avenue
Memphis, TN 38152
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

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.

Memphis Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
970-1210
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,174/ 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
$9,884/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.143 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.165 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.165 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
18
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
18
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,064Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,169
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 82 responses
  • Friendly
    52%
  • Commuter
    20%
  • Closed off
    9%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Giving
    4%
  • average
    2%
  • Enthusiastic
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.169 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.212 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
  • Diversity
    67%
  • Relaxed
    18%
  • Interesting
    10%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Involvement
    2%
  • Hands on
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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I am a junior. The thing I like most about UofM is the diversity in foreign languages. I am currently taking Spanish and Japanese. Although Spanish is a common language to teach in education Japanese is not. UofM also offers Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Latin, and I believe that's most of them! I hope to learn more languages here!
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!