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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.

Website: www.memphis.edu/

Public
Co-ed
17,378
Undergraduate
Students
(59.5%) 10,338 Women
(40.5%) 7,040 Men
4,307
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 14,778 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
July 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.51
SAT Math
556 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
572 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,687
Out-of-state: $28,539
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,912
Out-of-state: $16,764
Room and Board
$10,175
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$13,314
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$30,931
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
902
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
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Campus Life

Memphis Population
655,155
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
36.7% Black/African-American
6.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.3% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students
1.3% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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