University of Memphis (U of M)

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U of M can be found in Memphis, TN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Memphis has over twenty two thousand students enrolled per year.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1010 (25th percentile) to 1230 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to U of M. We were able to estimate the University of Memphis (U of M) average GPA (2.98 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. U of M has an acceptance rate of 85% with 21% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of Memphis (U of M) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 75%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Memphis (U of M) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Memphis was reported as 84.8% in Fall 2020 with over 14,800 applications submitted to U of M. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • U of M ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • U of M Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Memphis?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into U of M, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Memphis has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 56.7%
  • 2017-2018: 84.8%
  • 2018-2019: 84.3%
  • 2019-2020: 84.8%
  • Projected U of M Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.4%

How Does University of Memphis (U of M) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for U of M is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Mississippi88.1%
Arkansas State University-Main Campus79.9%
Mississippi State University53.9%
University of Central Arkansas90.4%
Southeast Missouri State University86.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Memphis (U of M) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 620
Math500 - 610
Total Score1010 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 26
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