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University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

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About This Campus

Situated in a beautiful park-like setting, the University of Memphis is a major research institution. Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis offers bachelor's degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations and welcomes more than 22,000 students to campus each year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be part of the UofM experience. The greater Memphis area has a population of 1.1 million, which makes the city the 24th largest in the country. Music fans recognize Memphis as the "Home of the Blues" and the "Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll," the place where such legends as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King honed their talent. Memphis offers many cultural and entertainment opportunities, including major museum exhibits, sporting events, concerts, art shows, and community festivals. The AAA baseball team, the Redbirds, and the NBA team, the Grizzlies, both call Memphis home.

Location Information

The University of Memphis is located in east Memphis, just 15 minutes from downtown. Nestled in a residential area, it offers convenience to downtown and local attractions.

Helpful Information

We are a commuter campus (90% commuter). Consider living on-campus for the college experience. In order to secure classes, you must submit transcripts quickly.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Memphis
Population | 647,000
Enrollment | 23,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/9
Spring | 01/18-05/05

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 4%
Black | 36%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Two or more | 3%
White | 47%
Other | 2%
International | 3%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs

Applied and professional programs. Some fine arts courses such as architecture may not be available.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Public Health - This program provides a strong foundation in public health through evidence-informed course content; community-based internships; and a curriculum based on established competencies, best practices, and accreditation standards.
  • Music Industry - The program is one of a small number of comprehensive music industry programs fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance/Banking
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Teacher Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/08/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $5028.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003509

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $25 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Online Courses Fee $50 Credit Hour Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes: Plan A and Plan B incoming students are required to pay fees associated with online classes ($50 per credit hour). Students will also pay fees that are incurred as a result of specific course registration and/or personal choice. These fees are most often for consumable items related to laboratory courses or fine arts courses.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/08/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $3000
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1000
  • Proximity to campus: 15
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On-campus housing is available for all NSE students.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $300 declining balance plan.


Figures per Semester are current as of 07/08/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


  • Health records due by: May 1
  • Immunization before registering

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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