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University of Memphis Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Memphis? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,632 out of 16,672 applicants or 40% were admitted making University of Memphis a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. University of Memphis typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 9,876 6,795 16,672
Accepted 3,841 2,791 6,632
Acceptance Rate 39% 41% 40%
Enrolled 1,138 967 2,105
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 35% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Memphis and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Memphis regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. 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 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Memphis.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. 5 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 960 1220
SAT Reading 470 620
SAT Math 500 590
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >53%
22 to 25 Avg + 40%-53%
19 to 22 Avg - 28%-40%
16 to 19 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 16 Low <19%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >53%
1090 to 1220 Avg + 40%-53%
960 to 1090 Avg - 28%-40%
830 to 960 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 830 Low <19%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of Memphis will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 42 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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