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University of Memphis is a public institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,647, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,600 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Memphis's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,904 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,340 (2013-14).
At the University of Memphis, first-year students can take advantage of the Fresh Connections learning communities. Freshmen choose from themed packages of three courses and take them with a small group of other first-year students, who often become future study partners, connections or friends. Past themes have included Africans in History and even War, Peace and Zombies. All undergraduates at U of M, as the school is known, can choose from more than 50 majors, and master's students can study more than 50 subjects, including those in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the schools of education and engineering.
Outside the classroom, U of M students can join more than 200 campus organizations, including about 25 fraternities and sororities, or play for many recreational sports teams. The Memphis Tigers varsity sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference. Notable University of Memphis alumni include NFL football players Stephen Gostkowski, Wade Smith and DeAngelo Williams.
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The University of Memphis, founded as a normal school by the Tennessee legislature, observed its Centennial Anniversary in 2012. Today it is one of only two doctoral high or very high research public universities in the state and is designated as "community engaged" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Memphis, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at University of Memphis is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||64.7%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Memphis is 14:1, and the school has 40.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Memphis include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||13%|
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University of Memphis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,647, with a gender distribution of 39.4 percent male students and 60.6 percent female students. At this school, 14 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86 percent of students live off campus. University of Memphis is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Memphis offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Memphis also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Memphis, 91 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Memphis.
|Students who have cars on campus||91%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of Memphis, 69.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,325.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,904 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,340 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,716 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data