Chances of getting into University of Memphis

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.3%
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 school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,921 out of 14,141 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 61 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.

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Memphis SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for University of Memphis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for University of Memphis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1090

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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 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Memphis admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >90%
1090 to 1210 Avg + 84%-90%
970 to 1090 Avg - 76%-84%
850 to 970 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 850 Low <64%
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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 18
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 #23 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.

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 + 84%-91%
19 to 22 Avg - 77%-84%
16 to 19 Reach 68%-77%
Less than 16 Low <68%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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 84% 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
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 8,747 5,394 14,141
Accepted 7,416 4,505 11,921
Acceptance Rate 85% 84% 84%
Enrolled 1,421 1,059 2,480
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 24% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

84% 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 970 and 1210. 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.

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