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University of Memphis is a public institution situated in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

310 Undergraduate Degrees
74 Graduate Degrees
$23,254 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
85% Acceptance Rate

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University of Memphis Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UofM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#59 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UofM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#59 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#129 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Memphis?

Location of University of Memphis

Contact details for UofM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2000

How Do I Get Into UofM?

You can apply to UofM online at:

Admission Requirements for UofM

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UofM?

85% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
UofM has an acceptance rate of 85%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to UofM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Memphis  ( 510 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Memphis  ( 500 to 600 )
UofM received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Memphis  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Memphis  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Memphis  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford University of Memphis?

$23,254 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
11.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UofM is $23,254. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UofM, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,643 a year. That adds up to $22,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UofM is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of Memphis Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,066 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,378 undergraduate students at UofM, with 12,066 being full-time and 5,312 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UofM

There are also 4,307 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,066 full-time undergraduates at UofM, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UofM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Memphis students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UofM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 488
Black or African American 4,099
Hispanic or Latino 803
White 5,731
International Students 219
Other Races/Ethnicities 726

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at University of Memphis. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 83 countries are represented at UofM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at University of Memphis

3,067 Took All Classes Online
8,258 Took At Least One Class Online
8.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 24 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at UofM. In 2017-2018, 8,258 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UofM has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UofM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Memphis was 8.6%. This is the #951 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UofM regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UofM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UofM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #37
Registered Nursing #249
Nursing #310

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Memphis Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 310 0 71 381
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 3 0 3
Nursing Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 310 3 71 384


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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