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University of Memphis Student Life

University of Memphis is on a 1,160-acre campus in an urban setting in Memphis, Tennessee. University of Memphis has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Memphis also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Memphis has a thriving Blue Crew. In fact, more students participate in Blue Crew than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Memphis include Student Activities Council, Black Student Association, International Student Association and NAACP Chapter at the U of M.

The University of Memphis community comes together each year for Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming and Black History Month.

Does University of Memphis offer student housing?

University of Memphis offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most University of Memphis students live off campus. In 2021, 16% of undergrads at University of Memphis lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Memphis. There are 2,502 spots available in on-campus housing for all 17,383 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Memphis offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is University of Memphis Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Memphis is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Memphis campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Memphis offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to University of Memphis

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to University of Memphis, take Interstate 40 to Memphis, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Memphis International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Tennessee you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Memphis's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

University of Memphis Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

69%

Full Time

31%

Part Time

85%

In State

15%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

45%

37%

7%

4%

4%

2%

1%

0.23%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

17,383

Graduate Students

4,822

Non-Resident / International Students

219

University of Memphis Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,205

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,912

Out-of-State

$16,764

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 1
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