17,394
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,102
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
84
84%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Memphis is a University institution located in Memphis, TN, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Admissions Operations
204A Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN  38152
United States
Contact Drusilla Welch
Associate Director of Operations for Admissions
Email: dwelch@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-3007

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13,727
Applied
11,647
Accepted
17,394
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

8,311
Females Applied
7,100
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,416
Males Applied
4,547
Males Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2
Interview
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 563 500 630
SAT Math 543 490 610
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,064
In-state
19,776
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,637
Full-time student fees
9,975
Room & board
5,985
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,102
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,037
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
20,234
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,964
Avg. Loan Aid
4,799
Avg. Grant Aid
6,667
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
74%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
5%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

17,394
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.13%
Black or African American 36.69%
White or Caucasian 47.88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.28%
Asian 3.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 3.82%
Other 0.89%

Gender

Male (41.5%)
Female (58.5%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 14%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Plug into the Blue (opening week events), Homecoming and Black History Month

Student Services

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More services
daycare, minority services

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Council, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Black Student Association, Student Government Association and Up 'til Dawn- St. Jude Philanthropy

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No No No

Faculty

1,482
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 890
Part-time - 592
Male - 744
Female - 738