Studying in the U of Memphis


The U of Memphis, also called Tigers or The U of M, is a public university in Memphis that has been open since 1912. The school motto is ‘Driven by Doing,’ and that is clear from the study method which is mainly practical. The university occupies 1,600 acres, and it has an undergraduate enrollment of 17, 176. It has 930 members of academic staff, and 1570 members of administrative staff. The University of Memphis ranks at number 231 out of 300 regarding its academic performance in comparison with other national universities.


Colleges and Schools

The U of Memphis has many colleges and schools including; College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, Herff College of Engineering, School of Public Health, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, College of Communication and Fine Arts, School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Helen Hardin Honors College, and University College. The University of Memphis hosts centers of advanced research such as FedEx Institute of Technology, The Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Mobile Sensor Data-To-Knowledge Center, and Institute for Intelligent Systems.

Religious Organizations

The university has students from different religious backgrounds, and there are many religious centers. They include; Reformed University Fellowship, University of Memphis Muslim Students Association, Wesley Foundation, the University Catholic Center and Catholic Student Center, and the Baptist Student Center.


The university has students of diverse cultural gender, ethnic, and geographical backgrounds. It is more diverse than most American colleges and universities.

The Student Paper

The Daily Helmsman is the University’s student paper. It is a paper for the students by the students. It publishes about 5,500 copies every four days of the week. The paper has been published continuously but under different names since 1931. The school administration does not influence the publication as the members of staff including editors, writers, and photographers are all students. Over the years, the paper has won many honors for its photography, content, and design. The honors include; the Southeastern Journalism Conference. Most students that served as members of staff for the paper have proceeded to get jobs in prominent news organizations.

Honor Societies, Fraternities, and Societies

Honor societies in the school have helped to improve academic performance in the school. They are also a fun platform for students to meet new people. They include; Golden Key International Honor Society, Tau Sigma Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, and Phi Kappa Phi. Fraternities include; Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Tau Delta, Zeta Beta Tau, Iota

Phi Theta, Sigma Chi, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Sororities include; Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Gamma, Phi Mu, Zeta Phi Beta, Pi Beta Phi, and Lambda Theta Alpha. Students in sororities and fraternities learn leadership skills and form lifelong bonds with others.

Military Support

If students have an interest in careers in the armed forces, the university offers ROTC programs. There is an active group of veterans which provides even more support.

Day Care Services

Students that have young families do not have to worry about daycare. The university provides an on-campus daycare program.

Studying at the University of Memphis is excellent not just for academics but also for meeting new people from different backgrounds.