About This CampusSituated in a beautiful park-like setting, the University of Memphis is a R-1 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 InformationThe 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 InformationWe are a commuter campus (90% commuter). Consider living on-campus for the college experience. In order to secure classes, you must submit transcripts quickly.