Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA-
University of Memphis is ...
NCAA Division I-A
American Athletic Conference
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.143 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.147 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.147 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities516Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration120Graduates
- Middle School Education115Graduates
- Business Administration and Management111Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science104Graduates
- Special Education and Teaching82Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.151 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.194 responses
After University of Memphis
- Very Good661
This depends how far you want to live! If you want to walk or bike to school/live in the same neighborhood, then almost all of your off-campus housing options are unsafe. They are relatively inexpensive in the $500 range, but only one apartment in walking/biking distance is safe enough to consider living in. Rent at Mimosa Gardens is more in the $600+ range. Houses/duplexes for rent in the area are safer than the nearby apartments but still in a weird mid-white flight neighborhood in Memphis that sees a LOT of robbery and potential walking-after-dark violence. If you branch out to Midtown and Cordova, you get more variety of options and price ranges in better neighborhoods but you have to consider the commute/drive. Talking to friends from other places (Atlanta GA, California, etc) it seems like housing in Memphis is lacking in availability and variety.
- Recent Alumnus
- May 15 2014
I had a chance to intern with a local music industry non-profit. The experience was challenging and fun at points. However, most of the time it was very disorganized, and I felt like I was being lost in the shuffle. The great thing was that I was doing meaningful work in a field that I loved. No paper pushing or making coffee! I was able to learn new software used to manage social networking and create electronic newsletters. I expect that experience to be invaluable. I also learned a lot from, and was able to be included in, office politics, a skill sure to become useful down the line. Although I had these meaningful experiences, there were still several downsides. The internship was not paid (virtually none in my field are currently). This took away from income I would be receiving from my regular full-time job over the summer, on which I rely for savings. I also, despite the meaningful quality of work, was shuffled among several departments never knowing who would want me for what or what I would be expected to know. That was supremely stressful, since there was no real training or orientation program besides some introductory paperwork. All in all the experience was useful, and the music industry program offers many of these opportunities to fulfill the university internship requirement.
- College Senior
- July 8 2013
The overall atmosphere here in Memphis is wonderful. People are so friendly and down to earth! Campus safety is wonderful and they will provide escorts if needed. Memphis nightlife is the best! There's Beale Street which is located near the FedEx Forum where most concerts and Grizzly games are held. After a concert or after a game, you can enjoy a nice walk down Beale Street or go to a Bar and Grill for good food or drinks. After a certain time, if you are under 21, you will not be allowed on Beale Street due to the clubs and bars around the area. There is always something to do on and off campus. There are plenty museums like the Pink Palace Museum located close to University of Memphis Campus. Elvis Presley's Graceland is also located here in Memphis which is a wonderful attraction! The Memphis Zoo is one of the best in the South. I love going there every so often to visit and get a nice exercise because it is so big! Memphis is Wonderful! Nothing but fun!
- College Freshman
- Jan 13 2015