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University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 4-Year Public

About University of Memphis

University of Memphis is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Memphis, TN, less than an hour from Memphis.

Founded in 1912, University of Memphis currently enrolls around 22,205 students a year, including 17,383 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

University of Memphis's endowment was valued at $220,771,455 in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Memphis spends about $8,498.

Admissions Facts About University of Memphis

Acceptance rate: 85%

Average GPA: 3.53

Mean ACT score: 23

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

University of Memphis Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Memphis. University of Memphis accepts around 85 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.53 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is University of Memphis a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 80 percent of students who start at University of Memphis return the next year. Out of the 2,306 students who started at University of Memphis as first-time freshman, 646 graduate within four years.

University of Memphis's six-year graduation for undergrads is 51 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $24,739 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Memphis sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of Memphis a good school for YOU?

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College Info

3720 Alumni Ave Memphis, TN 38152

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Memphis Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Memphis is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Memphis is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Memphis ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


19 to 26


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Memphis is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Memphis. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Memphis SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

University of Memphis Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Memphis is like? There are approximately 21,685 students enrolled at University of Memphis, including 17,378 undergraduate students and 4,307 graduate students. 69% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from TN and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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