|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
One of Tennessee’s premier research institutions, the University of Memphis celebrated its centennial in 2012. With an enrollment that averages over 20,000 and nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members, University of Memphis offers all of the academic resources you’d expect from a leading public research university.
The University of Memphis administers its academics through more than a dozen colleges and schools. There is a wide range of programs available, with over 250 undergraduate and 75 graduate concentrations. The school offers classes both on-campus and online, through its eCampus program.
The university is also home to these state-of-the-art research centers:
- FedEx Institute of Technology
- Center for Earthquake Research and Information
- Institute for Intelligent Systems
- Advanced Distributed Learning Workforce Co-Lab
Student life at Memphis offers a variety of clubs and organizations, including more than 30 fraternities and sororities. The university sponsors several long-standing athletic programs, as well. The Tigers’ men’s basketball team is a perennial NCAA Tournament contender, having earned a berth nearly every year since 2003.
The university provides several scholarships, all of which are based on ACT/SAT scores and high school GPA. Other financial aid opportunities are open to students who don’t qualify for scholarships, such as student employment and government aid programs.
33% of students gave University of Memphis 5 stars overall.
U of M is overall a great school. Most resources are very convenient. The dining resources are good, although a good amount of the employees are extremely rude when speaking to a customer/student. There is one particular employee that doesn't look at the customer/student most of the time and speaks to them in a rude manner (if they speak to them at all).
The foreign language department is fantastic. I feel that every teacher in my language of study (Japanese) really cares about me and my peers. They hold events to encourage conversation practice and culture experience. Though I haven't experienced the study abroad program first-hand, I know that the campus offers many places to go for any language of study. Opportunities to study abroad are offered to more than just foreign language students as well. I experienced some trouble rooming my first semester as a freshman. I was not made aware the priority application deadline and was left waiting until last minute for a room assignment. Make sure you stay on top of your Res Life stuff. It's hard to get stuff corrected if a mistake is made. It's good to be an honors student because you get to register for classes before non-honors students, which is really nice when there are only two sections of the class you want to take, and only 40 seats per class.
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
View campus map for University of Memphis
Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Seasonal average temperatures for Memphis, TN
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||20,650|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||26,464|
- Latino: 3%
- African American: 41%
- Caucasian: 49%
- Asian: 3%
- Unknown and Other: 3%
|Unknown and Other||3%|
- Memphis Colleges (32)
This web site and associated pages are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by University of Memphis (U of M). CampusExplorer.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with University of Memphis (U of M).