If you want to apply to University of Memphis, the regular decision application deadline is July 1 and the application fee is $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
University of Memphis does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into University of Memphis is moderately difficult. University of Memphis evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of Memphis **accepted 85% of students, around 11,330 of the 13,298 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Memphis, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to University of Memphis must submit the following items. Double check with University of Memphis's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Memphis have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 69% submitted a class rank. At University of Memphis 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Memphis, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||17%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3%|
|University of Memphis does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
University of Memphis has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 7% of University of Memphis's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Memphis students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Memphis students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
Want to increase your SAT Score?
Preparing for the SAT can help raise your score, but it doesn't have to take up a lot of time.
Learn how to increase your SAT score 200 points or more in just 10 minutes a day.
To be most competitive at University of Memphis, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Memphis's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Memphis students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Memphis.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Memphis during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Memphis?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Memphis.
Does University of Memphis accept transfer credits?
University of Memphis accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Memphis accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit
Does University of Memphis accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of Memphis accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Memphis?
No, University of Memphis is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into University of Memphis? University of Memphis is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Memphis acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.
Complete your profile to get your personalized, AI-calculated prediction score.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Memphis, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!Claim Free Account
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!Find Scholarships
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.Join the Conversation