University of Memphis Review

At the University of Memphis, located in Tennessee, students can pursue bachelor's, masters and doctoral degree programs in the areas of arts, business, education, audiology and speech language pathology, engineering and nursing. A Juris Doctor in law degree program is also offered.

University of Memphis Overview

Founded under the General Education Bill, the University of Memphis began educating students in 1912. Its colors are blue and gray in commemoration of the unification of the United States after the Civil War.

The University of Memphis (U of M) is a research university that enrolls approximately 21,000 students at its 1,160 acre campus in Memphis, Tennessee. Students are offered majors in over 100 fields of study including fine arts, business, education, law, audiology and speech language pathology, journalism, engineering, and nursing.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

The University of Memphis accepts undergraduate and graduate submissions. Prospective students can submit applications online and early submission is encouraged for those students seeking scholarship opportunities. Admission decisions are based on high school or college transcripts and scores from tests like the SAT, ACT, GRE, MAT or GMAT. Law students must apply at the Cecil C. Humphrey School of Law while all other grad students can apply directly to the Graduate School.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

Students at U of M have access to over 1.2 million bound and electronic books, as well as journals, magazines, government documents, and more, through a main library and four specialty libraries. The University of Memphis houses the FedEx Institute of Technology which features research on biotechnology, geospatial analysis and artificial intelligence. Students can also make use of 21 research centers specifically intended for education students including the Barbara K. Lipman Childhood School and Research Institute. Legal clinics are offered for child and family law, as well as elder law.

Students at the undergraduate and graduate level can find research opportunities in a variety of fields. In addition, University of Memphis students are encouraged to study abroad with programs offered in 40 countries.

Schools and Colleges at University of Memphis

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics
  • Herff College of Engineering
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • Loewenberg School of Nursing
  • School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • School of Public Health
  • Graduate School
  • University College

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, University of Memphis, 101 Wilder Tower, Memphis TN 38152
  • Phone Number: (901) 678-2111