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University of Memphis

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1912
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 15,984
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $180,026,117
Admissions Address


Memphis, TN 38152

Website

http://www.memphis.edu

Admissions E-mail

recruitment@memphis.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: David Wallace
Admissions office telephone: (901) 678-2111
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.enrollment.memphis.edu/Admissions/ Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 0 N/A
Total academic units 14 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 5,234
Total acceptances: 3,721
Total freshman enrollment: 2,093
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,219
Male acceptances: 1,490
Male freshman enrollment: 861
 
Female applicants: 3,015
Female acceptances: 2,231
Female freshman enrollment: 1,232
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 44%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 72%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 5%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 618
Math: 470 – 590
Combined: 920 – 1208

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.5% 5.8%
600-699 21.7% 18.3%
500-599 32.1% 41.3%
400-499 31.1% 26.9%
300-399 6.6% 6.7%
200-299 0.0% 1.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 92%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 24
Math: 19 – 25
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.1% 8.5% 1.5%
24-29 27.7% 29.6% 24.4%
18-23 53.7% 42.7% 39.6%
12-17 15.5% 18.1% 34.4%
6-11 0.0% 1.1% 0.2%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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