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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
  • Khalil from Horn Lake, MS
  • 5
  • Dorm life grants you an opportunity to meet and get to know people you may had never before considered people who you would normally hang out with. Living on-campus, you…

  • Jul-12-2014 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Student from Arkansas
  • Mar-23-2018 I am a current student here

    There is no 24 hour dining spot on campus. The Tiger Den which is where you can use your meal plan closes between 7 and 8 everyday. The University Center and the Tiger Restaurant close at 11 every night but everything else closes early , so if you don't get food then, then you have to try to navigate off campus or order in.

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  • 4
  • Joshua from Bartlett, TN
  • Feb-19-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    THE FOOD COURT IS SO NICE OMG. The cafeteria's food might not be the best, but they've got a lot of food chain stores in the food court that you can still use your meal plan at.

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  • 3
  • Maggie from Crossville, TN
  • Dec-15-2016 I am a current student here

    The Tiger Den is usually clean, but sometimes, noticeably, the staff are rude or late in getting food in on time. They have Subway, Steak N' Shake, Panda Express, Taco Bell, and more on campus.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Student from Arkansas
  • Mar-23-2018 I am a current student here

    I am a current freshman and Greek Life is just now starting to revive itself. A few of our D9 organizations were inactive for a period of time and some of the Pan and IFC organizations have had a few incidents to affect their status on camous but like I said, come next fall, Greek Life should be back thriving.

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  • 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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