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Memphis, Tennessee

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Chances of getting into University of Memphis

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Admission Difficulty for University of Memphis
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Memphis and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

Memphis SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for University of Memphis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for University of Memphis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Memphis admission chances by SAT score
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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Memphis ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for University of Memphis
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Memphis
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Memphis admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Memphis GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Memphis students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 22.0% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

72% of University of Memphis freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Memphis students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Memphis admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,284 5,014 13,298
Accepted 7,098 4,232 11,330
Acceptance Rate 86% 84% 85%
Enrolled 1,495 1,046 2,541
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 25% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Memphis is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Memphis and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Memphis Application Requirements
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Memphis
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does University of Memphis prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to Memphis. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Memphis?

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.

What SAT score is required for University of Memphis?

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.

What ACT score is required for University of Memphis?

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.