University of Memphis Overview
University of Memphis is a public institution located in Memphis, Tennessee. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of Memphis Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at U of Memphis.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Memphis Rankings
College Factual ranked U of Memphis as #887 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #17 out of 42 schools in Tennessee.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that U of Memphis has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for U of Memphis
|Best Colleges for the Money||297|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||413|
|Best Colleges for International Students||632|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||641|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||726|
Where Is University of Memphis?
Contact details for U of Memphis are given below.
|Address:||Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152|
How Do I Get Into U of Memphis?
You can apply to U of Memphis online at: www.memphis.edu/admissions/freshmen/apply_ugrd.php
Admission Requirements for U of Memphis
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into U of Memphis?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.
Average Test Scores
About 4% of students accepted to U of Memphis submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 600.
Can I Afford University of Memphis?
Net Price by Income Group for U of Memphis
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At U of Memphis, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,643 a year. That adds up to $22,572 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at U of Memphis is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
University of Memphis Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,125 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,400 full-time undergraduates at U of Memphis, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Memphis students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||4,265|
|Hispanic or Latino||671|
Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at University of Memphis. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 83 countries are represented at U of Memphis. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.
Online Learning at University of Memphis
The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of Memphis has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of U of Memphis
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Memphis was 8.6%. This is the #1,416 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of Memphis regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U of Memphis majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||4%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||28%|
|English Language & Literature||7%|
|Finance & Financial Management||5%|
|General English Literature||7%|
|Health & Physical Education||22%|
|Instructional Media Design||18%|
|Library & Information Science||86%|
|Management Information Systems||26%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||22%|
|Public Relations & Advertising||78%|
|Visual & Performing Arts||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of Memphis ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of Memphis.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Memphis Majors
In 2017-2018, University of Memphis awarded 6,176 undergraduate degrees and 2,382 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.