University of Memphis: Statistics

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#591 of 14,131 In the World
#213 of 2,597 In North America
#188 of 2,496 In the United States
#3 of 56 In Tennessee
#1 of 11 In Memphis
#93 of 1,044 For Radio and Television broadcasting
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Acceptance rate
85%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
17,383
Graduates
4,822
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.memphis.edu

University of Memphis Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 85% 84% 86%
Applicants 13,298 5,014 8,284
Admissions 11,330 4,232 7,098
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,449 1,009 1,440
Freshmen enrolled part time 92 37 55

7,390 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,573 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
169 or 7%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 990
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Memphis are 990-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,358 or 93%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Memphis are 19-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Other Tests Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 10576 (48%)
Black or African American 7431 (34%)
Hispanic 1436 (6%)
Asian 946 (4%)
Two or more races 741 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 640 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 380 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 26 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 6 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,776
Students receiving aid
98%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,208$9,216
Tuition in-state $8,208$9,216
Tuition out-of-state $12,048$12,672
Fee in-district $1,704$1,530
Fee in-state $1,704$1,530
Fee out-of-state $1,704$1,530

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,502
Combined charge for room and board $10,175
Room charge $6,105
Meal charge $4,070

University of Memphis Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 343 24
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 269 65
Business Administration and Management, General 110 143 13
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 245
Psychology, General 177 17 7
Accounting 132 32
Curriculum and Instruction 115 18
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 111 9
English Language and Literature, General 80 6 22
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 91 5 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 99 4 1
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 104
Social Work 42 56
Law 88
Finance, General 86
Mass Communication & Media Studies 67 2 10
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 74
Computer Science 53 15 1
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 50 18
History, General 53 9 1
Management Information Systems, General 60
Art & Art Studies, General 52 2
Journalism 43 10
Chemistry, General 43 2 7
Special Education and Teaching, General 52
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 41 4 5
Mechanical Engineering 44 6
Information Technology 49
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 44 3
Music, General 17 22 8
International Business & Trade & Commerce 33 11
Political Science and Government, General 34 9
Sociology, General 35 6
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 37 1
Engineering Technologies & Technicians, General 35 2
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 37
Public Health, General 34 3
Civil Engineering, General 29 4
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 33
Public Relations & Image Management 32
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 22 9
Geology & Earth Science, General 17 8 6
Hotel & Motel Administration & Management 31
Mathematics, General 16 6 6
General Studies 13 13
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 18 7
Clinical Nutrition & Nutritionist 22
Anthropology, General 14 7
Music, Other 21
Computer Engineering, General 20
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 9 10
Philosophy 9 3 6
Business & Managerial Economics 17
Engineering, General 16
Public Administration 16
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration & Management 15
Economics, General 8 6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 14
Audiology & Audiologist 13
Environmental Design & Architecture 13
Creative Writing 10
Educational Psychology 1 9
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 10
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 10
Advertising 9
International Relations and Affairs 9
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4 4
Physics, General 3 5
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 7
School Psychology 7
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 7
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology 6
African-American & Black Studies 5
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 5
Counseling Psychology 4
Epidemiology 4
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 1
Health Policy Analysis 1
Grand Total 3,076 934 286
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 52% 46% 56%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

Publications & Citations

Publications
17,484
Citations
609,755

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
3,669 / 141,465
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,668 / 120,197
Psychology
3,180 / 178,198
Computer Science
2,946 / 127,460
Engineering
2,076 / 66,371
Business
2,011 / 107,281
Biology
1,752 / 76,628
Chemistry
1,410 / 51,462
Physics
1,264 / 37,711
Mathematics
1,257 / 44,876
Environmental Science
1,122 / 34,487
Economics
904 / 35,116
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
860 / 23,999
Social Psychology
830 / 53,594
Materials Science
799 / 24,507
Demography
749 / 29,996
Child Psychology
702 / 36,843
Art & Design
682 / 21,232
Sociology
666 / 16,792
Clinical Psychology
571 / 28,521
Cognitive Science
512 / 30,923
Political Science
484 / 6,966
Geology
484 / 18,275
Health Science
440 / 15,558
Public Health
415 / 17,423
Math Teachers
397 / 14,104
Marketing
382 / 31,162
Computational Linguistics
363 / 12,619
Communications and Public Relations
354 / 12,034
Education Majors
352 / 10,901
Earth science and Geophysics
339 / 14,537
Psychiatry
305 / 18,886
Finance
283 / 9,937
Investment Banking and Stock trading
279 / 11,678
Ecology
276 / 8,891
Management Information Systems
275 / 26,878
Healthcare Management (MHA)
267 / 6,474
Physical Therapy
262 / 12,726
Gerontology
258 / 11,628
Linguistics
247 / 17,175

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 269 1906
1992 293 2068
1993 271 2629
1994 272 2713
1995 297 3394
1996 329 3978
1997 353 4625
1998 355 5398
1999 382 6162
2000 394 7632
2001 357 8450
2002 425 9973
2003 484 11826
2004 501 13987
2005 522 16532
2006 613 19085
2007 668 22740
2008 663 25712
2009 741 28778
2010 818 32425
2011 826 37001
2012 826 39919
2013 837 44173
2014 933 47634
2015 1024 48066
2016 1055 45694
2017 1003 45403
2018 931 43242
2019 938 48835
2020 1149 56351
2021 1162 61454

University of Memphis alumni

  1. Derrick Rose

    Derrick Rose
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in the University of Memphis
    Studied in 2007-2008
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers before being drafted first overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2009 and became the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2011 at age 22.

  2. Linda Thompson

    Linda Thompson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    actorperforming artisttelevision actorsongwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Linda Diane Thompson is an American songwriter/lyricist, former actress and beauty pageant winner.

  3. Penny Hardaway

    Penny Hardaway
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway is an American college basketball coach and former professional player who is the men's head coach for the Memphis Tigers of the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Hardaway played college basketball at Memphis and 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he was a four-time NBA All-Star and a two-time All-NBA First Team member.

  4. Michael Jeter

    Michael Jeter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-2003 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    stage actorvoice actorfilm actortelevision actorcomedian
    Biography

    Robert Michael Jeter was an American actor. His television roles included Herman Stiles on the sitcom Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and Mr. Noodle's brother, Mister Noodle on the Elmo's World segments of Sesame Street from 2000 until 2003. Jeter's film roles include Zelig, Tango & Cash, The Fisher King, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Waterworld, Air Bud, Mouse Hunt, Patch Adams, The Green Mile, Jurassic Park III, Welcome to Collinwood, Open Range, and The Polar Express.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UofM
Founded 1912
Motto Imaginari. Cogitare. Facere
Dreamers. Thinkers. Doers
Colors blue, gray
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 2,783
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address Southern Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee, 38152
United States
City population 633,000
Phone 9016782000
Fax +1 (901) 678 3299

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