Overview

Applicants
6,798
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.33

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — July 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,480
with Terminal Degree
564

780
Men
700
Women
330
Minority
45
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
13%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Environmental Design/Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering Technology, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Steve Cohen
U.S. Congressman (Tenn.)

Johanna Edwards
National Bestselling Author

Dixie Carter
Actress

DeAngelo Williams
NFL Football Player

Fred Thompson
Former U.S. Senator and Actor

Craig Leake
Producer, CBS News

David Kustoff
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennesse

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
13%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,678

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,351

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,143

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
17,647
Foreign Countries Represented
53

Demographics

2.65%
Asian
40.31%
African-American
2.90%
Hispanic
49.30%
Caucasian

61% female
39% male
10% are out of state
72% are full time
28% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
14%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
48%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
186
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
15

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Tigers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Tigers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

The emphasis is on the “living” in “living and learning green” at The University of Memphis. UM’s new dorm, like most new construction on campus, achieved LEED Silver and is one of the first such public buildings in Tennessee. The university’s newly formed Sustainability Committee has established a Green Campus Initiative, which impacts everything from the school curriculum to campus design. And boy, have they been busy. UM’s Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Technologies hosted the school’s third annual Tiger Blue Goes Green Day, highlighting the numerous eco-friendly initiatives in development by the university and the surrounding community. The center’s bio-diesel production unit is working to convert recycled cooking oil from the school’s dining facilities into bio-diesel fuel for use in university vehicles and generators. Recently, the university of Memphis partnered with Apple to collect 155 tons of old electronic equipment during a citywide Electronics Recycling Day in an effort to keep the toxic materials commonly used in producing computers from seeping from landfills into groundwater. Additionally, the university has a total of thirty-six electric vehicles for campus employees slashing the cost per mile by 95 percent as compared to traditional gasoline vehicles. As if that weren’t enough, student groups like TIGUrS (Tigers Initiative for Gardens in Urban Settings) and numerous volunteers have been involved with creating community gardens on campus. UM’s efforts, thanks to the Physical Plant and Honors Club, are also reaching out to the community with several McKellar Lake cleanups throughout the year. Students looking to secure a green job have it easy thanks to the “Tiger Blue Goes Green” green jobs fair held on campus each year.


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Microsoft, Apple, HP, Verizon- but only for campus needs, not for students

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kate Howard
Asst Dir, Recruitment & Orientation Svcs

Address
101 Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN 38152

Phone
901-678-2169

Email
recruitment@memphis.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Rose Theater Lecture Hall
FedEx Institute of Technology
Finch Recreation Facility
Harris Concert Hall
Newly opened University Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Memphis Zoo
Sun Studio
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum
Beale Street

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M - F
7:30am - 7:00pm
901-678-2169

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M - F 1:30 pm and 1st Sat. of month 9:30 am
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
contact Recruiment Services

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis, buses, private cars closest airport is Memphis International, 5.5 miles away Greyhound Busline, 6.5 miles away Amtrak, 6.8 miles away

Local Accommodations
Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Dr. Holiday Inn @ UofM, 3700 Central Ave.


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