UofM

University of Memphis

3720 Alumni Ave, Memphis, United States
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  • Total Documents
    236
  • Class Notes
    176
  • Textbook Notes
    13
  • Study Guides
    47
  • Currently Enrolled
    293
  • Previously Enrolled
    557

Overview of University of Memphis (UofM)

About this school

The University of Memphis, founded in 1912, is a comprehensive, public university. It changed its name from Memphis State University in 1994. Its 1,178-acre campus is located in Memphis.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:17,394
    • Men:7,219 (41.5%)
    • Women:10,175 (58.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (UofM)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Memphis is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Memphis, TN  38152
Phone
(901) 678-2111
Fax
(901) 678-3053
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
85% of 13,727 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 8,311 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 5,416 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,212 (36%) of 11,647 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,385 (34%) of 7,100 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,827 (40%) of 4,547 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.42
375 And Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
543 average |490-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
563 average |500-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UofM)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,701|Out-of-state: $23,050
  • Room & Board: - $9,366 (86.87505797235877%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,415 (13.12494202764122%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Memphis accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003509
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,460 (94.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,051 (83.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,032 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
125 (6.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$13,037
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,020 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,037
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,317 (64.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,074
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,617 (79.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
297 (11.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,589

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,407 (92.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,484 (83.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,323 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
512 (5.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$10,102
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,057 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,667
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,627 (71.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,010
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,406 (36.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
965 (7.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,799

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,002
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Public Servants, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,574

Academics & Instruction (UofM)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


890

Part-Time Faculty


592

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,644,678

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1255
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Memphis provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


18.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


35.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.0%

Programs & Majors (UofM)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Architecture, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Health Administration, International Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (100)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • African-American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (UofM)

Location & Geography

Population


655,155

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,160 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Memphis

Weather


Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
107 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Memphis
Nearest Bus Station
Memphis
Nearest Train Station
Memphis

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


14% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


86%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Blue and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Memphis offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student activities council, fraternity and sorority life, black student association, student government association, up 'til dawn- st. jude philanthropy

Sororities


7% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,400

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
17,394
Women
10,175
Men
7,219

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.5% Asian
  • 37.3% Black/African-American
  • 5.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 48.7% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


1.6% from 44 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


4,127

Student Resources (UofM)