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University of Memphis Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,643 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 49 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Conference USA

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $347,760)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $95,688)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 39 37 - -
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 17 14 - -
Football 129 - - -
Golf 13 7 - -
Soccer 24 30 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Tennis 11 8 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 35.6%
Hispanic 1.9%
Non-resident alien 2.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.5%
Two or more races 0.9%
White/non-Hispanic 53.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 50
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Rachel from Memphis, TN
  • 4
  • overall, dorm life on this campus is actually pretty cool. there would be only one building people would complain about and that would be rt. i refrained from using the…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More
  • Samantha from Arlington, TN
  • 3
  • Stay away from Richardson Towers... But everywhere else is decent. These aren't great dorms, though. Off campus housing is a better option, and sometimes it's even cheaper.…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More
  • Brittany from Memphis, TN
  • 3
  • some of the dorms are really nice. they like little lofts. some of them...not so much. lol. but it's a good experience to live with new people. especially of you…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Marvin from Memphis, TN
  • 5
  • the dorms are an excellent choice for out of town students. there are many options to fit the budget needs for all. the dorm life attendants are more than willing…

  • Mar-08-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Rachel
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is good and there are several fast food options on campus.

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  • 5
  • Ellie from Cordova, TN
  • Sep-27-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Dining on campus is pretty good but dining off is even better. Memphis is home to some of the best restaurants in the country. You gotta go to Rendezvous and Aldo's.

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  • 4
  • Jordin from Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Sep-19-2015 I am a current student here

    There's a type of food for everyone. There's food places littered all over campus, from chick fil a, to starbucks, and even subway. You can never go hungry here!

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  • 4
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Apr-01-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I haven't seen the tigerden, but there are multiple restaurants across campus that look great.

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  • 3
  • Anna from Bartlett, TN
  • Mar-23-2015 I am a current student here

    The Tiger Den has it's good days and bad days. The University Center has nice food, however, sometimes it is busy and takes a while to get your food. Chick-fil-a gets old after eating it several times a week. The Tiger Restaurant is great, however, it takes an excessively long time to wait on your food.

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  • 3
  • Jay
  • Dec-08-2014 I am a current student here

    There are coffee shops all around campus and a food court at the UC.

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  • 4
  • Jordan
  • Dec-07-2014 I am a current student here

    You'll never go hungry on campus. We have a cafeteria, restaurant, 2 Sub-Ways, Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, a pizza place, Chinese cuisine, a soup/salad/sandwhich eatery, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and a Wendy's coming soon. There are also numerous vending machines and cafes in a good amount of the lecture and class halls.

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  • 5
  • Khalil from Horn Lake, MS
  • Jul-12-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Anywhere on campus, getting a bite to eat is within a short walking distance, and with classes only 15 min apart this can be a great help. In the University Center, the entire first floor has been devoted to food. There, the choices of dining range from fast food, with places such as Burger King, to coffee shops, with places such as Starbucks. Outside the University Center but still on-campus, many other restaurants can be found such as Einstein Bros., a noteworthy coffee shop and Subway. Also outside the Center, the Tiger Den resides where foods from many cultures are represented in an all-you-can-eat style of dining.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rachel
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    A part of the campus, but it isn't a HUGE deal if you aren't involved. I'm not involved and I have a great time without being in Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Anna from Bartlett, TN
  • Mar-23-2015 I am a current student here

    I am a part of Greek Life here and highly recommend it. Greek Life here at the UofM is a very close community. I cannot imagine college without it!

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  • 0
  • Rosalba from Bells, TN
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The university of Memphis has a variety of fraternities and sororities available for students who are interested. Each provides its unique stand point.

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  • 0
  • Melissa from Arlington, TN
  • Nov-20-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not in an Greek Organizations. I have a close friend who is an Alpha Pi Delta I think and she loves it! Greek Life is time consuming, but it's worth it. You make friends for life, always have something exciting to do, and a built in support group...

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  • 0
  • Rebekah from Cordova, TN
  • Oct-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek like is big, but not the only thing to do. People don't necessarily look down on you if you're not Greek, but you're almost expected to join a sorority/fraternity.

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  • 0
  • LaDarian from Lakeland, TN
  • Jun-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is great! They host many fun parties. The best part is seeing them line dance on the yard a few times during the semester. Seeing this makes everyone want to be apart of greek life but only a few are really up for the commitment. There are many greek life organizations for all students. They do not discriminate against any kind,and they are very welcoming.

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  • 0
  • Tori from Memphis, TN
  • May-31-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is major on the University of Memphis campus. They have the Panhellenic and also the Non-Panhellenic Greek organizations. The University of Memphis is one of the many colleges that holds the Divine Nine. This is the nine Non-Pan Greek organizations. Greek life plays an important role at Memphis.

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