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University of Memphis Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

84.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Memphis
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into University of Memphis? The school has a 85% acceptance rate. Last year, 11,655 out of 13,741 applicants were admitted making University of Memphis an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. University of Memphis typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for University of Memphis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Memphis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Estimated Average SAT 1200
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 requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Memphis admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >91%
1195 to 1300 Avg + 85%-91%
1090 to 1195 Avg - 77%-85%
985 to 1090 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 985 Low <66%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for University of Memphis
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Memphis
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Memphis?

Admission data indicates that University of 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Memphis.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Memphis admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >91%
22 to 25 Avg + 85%-91%
19 to 22 Avg - 77%-85%
16 to 19 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 16 Low <66%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Memphis. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Memphis was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of 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 Admission Chances
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

75% 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 16%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

University of Memphis admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,325 5,416 13,741
Accepted 7,107 4,548 11,655
Acceptance Rate 85% 84% 85%
Enrolled 1,542 1,127 2,669
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
3

Applicants have 3 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Memphis and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Memphis Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program 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.