Memphis Admission RequirementsMemphis, Tennessee
Chances of getting into University of Memphis
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT4%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||970|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1090|
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 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.
|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%|
Memphis ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT96%
|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|
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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.33
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|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|
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%||24%||21%|
Applications were DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Memphis and what considerations affect 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.
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.