|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at Memphis is 85%. It ranks #37 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Memphis is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 11,330 out of 13,298 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent (SAT 990/1200 ACT 19/26). University of Memphis typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.53. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Memphis application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Memphis. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 4% of students submitted SAT scores and 96% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Memphis?
University of Memphis typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Memphis ranks #17 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1200 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1095 to 1200||Avg +||85%-91%|
|990 to 1095||Avg -||77%-85%|
|885 to 990||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 885||Low||<66%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||22|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Memphis?
Admission data indicates that Memphis regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Memphis.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>91%|
|22 to 26||Avg +||85%-91%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||78%-85%|
|16 to 19||Reach||70%-78%|
|Less than 16||Low||<70%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Memphis?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Memphis. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Memphis was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Memphis accepts 85% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||17.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||16.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||15.0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||13.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||14.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||3.0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
72% of University of Memphis freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||19%|
|Top 25% of class||42%|
|Top 50% of class||72%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||25%||22%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Memphis is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Memphis and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220862 IPEDS survey data for University of Memphis.
4% of students submit their SAT scores to Memphis. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
85% of those who apply are granted admission to Memphis. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1200. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.