Welcome, Tiger Families!

When you have a college-bound student, it’s an exciting time for you, too. You want them to make the right choice and feel good about their success and well-being wherever they wind up. This online resource will tell you more about the UofM and hopefully answer most of your questions.


When students add Memphis to their lives, it creates an amazing collegiate journey. Moments filled with adventure + excitement and options + possibilities. Every Me + Memphis story is unique.

From day one, feel one with our Tiger family.

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Safest Large Campus
in Tennessee

Ranked #123 in
Top U.S. Public Universities

TBI Crime on Campus Report

2021 Rankings - U.S. News & World Report

ENERGY + SOUL

We can’t wait to welcome students to our campus so they can get a real sense of what it’s like to be a Memphis Tiger. Before planning a visit, please check here for information and updates about tours.

Campus Life

Take a virtual tour of campus anywhere in the world! Explore our Main Campus, Lambuth Campus, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and Residence Halls. Use a VR headset for a life-like experience, or view the tours on your desktop or mobile device.

Is Your Student #MEMBOUND?

Once your student is admitted, they need to reserve their spot by confirming enrollment and registering for New Student Orientation. There are some other steps to take as well, like setting up an email account, finalizing financial aid and more. We put together a checklist to help...

APPLY + RELAX

Admissions

Review admissions updates, key deadlines and application instructions.

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Self-Reported GPA & ACT/SAT Scores

Test-Flexible Policy

Dual Enrollment Students

We're using self-reported data to expedite app review and return a decision to the student without delays of waiting on official transcripts. (If not admissible based on self-reported GPA, applicants will be placed in supplemental review status and asked to provide more info and an official seventh-semester transcript for our next review.)

Read more about the new process >

Given cancellations of ACT and SAT test schedules, the UofM has extended our test-flexible freshmen application reviews for the entering class of fall 2022 admission cycle. This is a one-year policy to provide an equitable and reassuring response to the needs of future Tigers.

Learn more and view FAQs >

Did you know UofM hosts the most robust dual enrollment program in Tennessee? Any senior who enrolls in a UofM dual enrollment course will be granted admission to the UofM as a degree-seeking student for the semester after they graduate. The student must apply and provide necessary documents to enroll.  

Learn more about our DE program >

When & How to Apply

Applying early in the fall semester is truly the best way to prepare for college enrollment. We advise future Tigers to apply before December 1. We’ll continue rolling admissions review through spring and summer.

Starting Term           App Deadline
  Fall                            July 1
  Spring                       December 1
  Summer                    May 1

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Scholarship Priority Consideration Deadline: December 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline: March 1
TSAA: January 17

        (File your FASFA as early as October 1)

View additional details and deadlines >

Key Dates & Deadlines

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Fun + Informative

Click to expand the digital viewbook. Be sure to click around to explore the audio, video, slide shows and other interactive content.

We believe income should never get in the way of education. That’s why we’ve had the lowest tuition and fee increases in Tennessee over the past five years.

OPPORTUNITY + VALUE

Fees & Aid

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Potential College-Related Expenses 

Cost of Attendance (COA) Guide developed by UofM Financial Aid Office: Comprehensive estimate consists of Direct and Indirect Costs related to educational expenses. Direct Costs include tuition/fees and a housing/meal plan if living on campus. Direct Costs are only those expenses billed by the UofM. Indirect Costs include books, travel and miscellaneous expenses and are not billed by the UofM.


Here’s what you might expect for an academic year (both fall and spring semesters):

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Border County Waiver

Students who live near Memphis, but not in Tennessee, should check out our Border County Tuition Waiver, a huge cost savings! An applicant residing in the following counties may qualify to enroll at the UofM at the regular in-state tuition rate:

Arkansas – Crittenden   |   Mississippi – DeSoto, Marshall, Tunica, Tate

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Our Commitment to Affordability: Access Memphis 

Tuition Cap

All full-time, in-state undergraduate students (online or traditional) will only be charged for 12 credit hours. There is no additional tuition charge for hours above 12 credits. We encourage 15 hours to graduate in four years. The tuition cap makes it easier to stay on track while maintaining your costs.


Guaranteed Tuition Plan

The Guaranteed Tuition Plan provides students with predictable cost for enrolling at the UofM. It's available to all first-time, first-year undergraduate resident, non-resident, international and UofM Global students. Students will be automatically enrolled into the Guaranteed Tuition Plan and are locked into the tuition rate for eight consecutive semesters. A new guaranteed tuition rate will be established each fall. Students may opt-out to the variable rate plan at any point.

TIP: If you really want to dive in and compare our tuition and fees by credit hours, try our Cost of Attendance Calculator.

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Financial Aid

Scholarships

To be eligible for financial aid, students must complete the FAFSA online. Applications open October 1 and should be completed before March 1 to receive priority consideration for programs with limited funding, including the Tennessee Hope Scholarship.

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The UofM has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Students can use the Tiger Scholarship Manager (TSM) to view opportunities. TSM opens on November 17 with a priority application deadline of March 1.

Nationally Ranked
ON CAMPUS + ONLINE

Explore our 50 majors and 250+ areas of study. Nearly a third of our programs are top-ranked nationally.

Academics

The Helen Hardin Honors College is a top-notch program that brings high-achieving and academically motivated students together for smaller class settings, research opportunities, in-depth discussions and the option to live in the honors living-learning community.  Learn more about the Honors College >

ROOM + NOT BOREDC

Living On Campus

While no one is required to live in our residence halls, studies show that students who make the choice for campus housing graduate in four years and have higher GPAs. Central campus offers eight different communities including Graduate and Student Family Housing for graduate students or students who are married and/or have families. We also offer residential living at our Lambuth campus.

ACADEMICS + LIFESKILLS

In Tiger Nation, students are never alone. We help them learn to find success in every aspect of college life.

Student Support

Academics

Health & Accessibility

Diversity & Inclusion

Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services (CARES)
CARES assists with identifying and overcoming personal concerns, academic deficiencies and life difficulties that could impair chances of succeeding in college, while helping develop good study habits, self-management and decision-making skills that increase retention and graduation rates for college students.

Disability Resources
Disability Resources for Students (DRS) arranges, coordinates and provides academic accommodations and support services for qualified students with disabilities. 

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Recognizing that diversity and inclusion are key components to our students' learning experience, we offer a wide range of opportunities for leadership development, programs, events, scholarships, travel and guest lectures to help you embrace the diversity around you. Additionally, OMA challenges you to think critically and lead the way in finding solutions to society's toughest issues.

Student Health Center
Student Health Center is an accessible, cost effective health care facility that emphasizes campus wide health promotion, disease prevention and acute episodic outpatient medical care.

First Generation Student Success
The UofM offers multiple programs that are geared to helping first generation college students succeed, and we provide opportunities for them to receive mentoring and holistic development.

Stonewall Tigers & LGBTQ+ Resources
Access resources and learn more about Stonewall Tigers, our student-led group that aims to create an inclusive space on campus for students, staff and faculty.

Counseling Center
The Counseling Center provides free counseling, wellness and psychiatric services for University of Memphis students.

CONNECT + ENGAGEC

Parents + Families

Parent & Family Services provides information to help you help your students. Stay connected through events, sign up for e-news and access key resources. 

LET'S TALK

If something you are looking for isn’t here or you or your students have questions, our Tiger team is here to help.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions

          901.678.2169

          memphis.edu/admissions


Lambuth Campus Admissions

          731.427.4725

          memphis.edu/lambuth


Financial Aid

          901.678.4825

          memphis.edu/financialaid

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