|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Memphis and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,525 out of 14,778 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 58 percent. University of Memphis typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Memphis is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
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 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1120 to 1230||Avg +||85%-91%|
|1010 to 1120||Avg -||77%-85%|
|900 to 1010||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 900||Low||<66%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|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 2019 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 above average high school grades to get into 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. The school ranks #22 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Memphis accepts 85% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
75% 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||16%|
|Top 25% of class||43%|
|Top 50% of class||75%|
|Bottom 50% of class||25%|
|Bottom 25% of class||5%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||25%||21%|
Applicants have 196 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are 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?
|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|
|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 1010 and 1230. 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.