University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2021
Transfer Summer
May 1, 2019
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
Average SAT Composite: 1133
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-669-2678
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
Memphis offers many academic and merit scholarships, so do your research and apply early. Once accepted, use Facebook to connect with your future classmates. It really helps to know other students beforehand!
Don't think that you have to become involved in everything. It's good to meet people and do something useful, but remember why you're here: to learn. Don't forget who you are and what makes you unique- and find people who accept that, instead of trying to change you.
A Local Student
for anyone attending this university, my number one piece of advice would have to be don't be afraid to ask! there is literally a department of service for everything, spanning from academic help to being a first generation student to needing health advice. as a secondary tip, steer clear of the uc (university center) until it's time to socialize! the uc is the center of activity on campus and it is quite easy to get distracted from school work if you are anywhere inside of the building other than the technology hub, a computer lab on the second floor.
Rachel from Memphis, TN
Make sure you study and mange your time wisely
Jocelynn from Memphis, TN
Buy your textbooks at Textbook Brokers off Walker Avenue. A study done by The Daily Helmsman ( shows they are the cheapest by far. Be weary of parking in the limited space in front of R.P. Tracks. The area has been known to see countless hit and runs of parked vehicles. Speaking of parking, if you can afford it buy a priority permit, as the lots fill up quickly and everyone's experienced being late to class due to not being able to find a parking spot. If you don't buy a pass to park in the privileged lots or garages, park off Southern, it's less packed than the Central lot.
Most of all, JOIN an organization. I promise there is one that is right up your alley.
Chelsea from Memphis, TN
* Realize that most of the professors are very liberal and will attempt to convert you to their way of thinking. Its one thing if its a Pol Sci course, its something completely different when its a Foreign Language, English or Math class.
* Take advantage of the tutoring services available to you.
* Accept the fact there is student racism on campus because of where U of M is located and that there are normally two of each social club-one for African Americans and one for everyone else.
* Treat your studies as a job, dedicate yourself to your school work and balance your time wisely.
Any students who want to attend the University should make sure that they talk to their councelor if they have any questions. Although the University of Memphis staff will inform you with as much information as they can give you there will always be questions. Don't be afraid to ask. It's better a student ask than possibly put a hold on their future.
Cedrick from Bartlett, TN
Even if this University is not your first choice, make it at least your 'plan Z,' because it is a 4-year university that rivals many of the more highly recognized universities in both it's classes and campus. When applying for this college or any college, make sure to ask the recruitment office questions to things you do not quite understand-it's their job to help you.
When gained acceptance into this college, make an effort to check your assigned email frequently. Also, when gained acceptance, make an effort to apply for the Scholarship Manager, and check it frequently. Make an effort to sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO), and, if able, sign up for the earliest session available, because it will allow you to choose later times for classes. If able, I greatly stress signing up for Frosh Camp, because it will greatly help you better understand info that you were introduced to in NSO and is truly a life-changing experience.
Khalil from Horn Lake, MS
The university offers TONS of scholarships, so make good friends with the workers in the scholarship office. They are great at making sure deadlines don't creep up on you out of nowhere.
Margaret from Henry, TN
2.Get enough sleep for class
3.Have a light snack or eat breakfast
4.Try to workout whenever possible-we have a free recreational facility for students to partake in a variety of exercises and sports---It's FREE with school ID- don't gain the FRESHMAN 15
5.Get a study group started or join one, every bit of studying will help with even the hardest class
6.keep a steady schedule so that you can still schedule other things you would like to do like spending time with family and friends or enjoying you favorite hobby.
7.if you work or would like to work make sure it does not interfere with school. I learned that the hard way but I fixed the mistake before it was too later
8. Take every scholarship opportunity available. College isn't cheap, and take it from me, you will not want to continue paying for school well after you graduate, many,many,many years late
Lakiesha from Memphis, TN

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