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University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

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About This Campus

The University of Memphis is a metropolitan research university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting in the state's largest city, the University of Memphis is the flagship of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The University offers bachelor's degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations. 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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Memphis
Population | 647,000
Enrollment | 23,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/27-12/13
Spring | 01/14-05/02

Campus Diversity

White | 47%
Black | 38%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 11%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs

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

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture

Area Studies: African American Studies, Asian Studies, International Studies, Judaic Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing, Marketing, Marketing Logistics and Transportation, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Organizational Studies, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Film, Journalism, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Paralegal Studies

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Exceptional Children, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Physical Education, Special Education

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Linguistics, Professional Writing, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Nutrition

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: City Planning, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Real Estate

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health Services Administration

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: Chinese, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music History, Music Industry, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Engineering Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links 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 / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/29/19.
  • Estimated cost: $5256.00.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/29/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Online Courses Fee $100.00 Credit Hour Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Plan A and Plan B incoming students are required to pay fees associated with online classes ($100 per credit hour). Students will also pay fees associated with private music lessons.

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

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/29/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $5058.00 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
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 Per Semester

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

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