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The University of Memphis


The University of Memphis is the city's largest university. It sits on more than 1,100 acres just east of Midtown and also operates eight satellite locations. The University offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and law degrees. The school also has an online degree program. Below you will find additional information about The University of Memphis, including tuition fees, recreational opportunities in the area, and enrollment statistics.

Location and Contact Information:

The University of Memphis is roughly bordered to the north by Poplar Avenue, to the south by Southern Avenue, to the east by Zach Curlin Street, and to the west by Patterson Street.
3890 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2000


In-state tuition: $273 per credit hour
Out-of-state tuition: $726 per credit hour

*Tution fees were current as of the Spring 2008 semester. There are other fees not included in the cost of regular tuition including parking, technology access, and more.

Current Enrollment (Fall 2007 semester):

Total 20,379
Undergraduate 15,802
Graduate 4,166
Law School 411
Full-time 67%
Part-time 33%
Men 38%
Women 62%


The University of Memphis is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Baseball (men)
Basketball (men and women)
Cross Country (men and women)
Football (men)
Golf (men and women)
Rifle (men)
Soccer (men and women)
Softball (women)
Tennis(men and women)
Track and Field (men and women)
Volleyball (women)


The University was founded in 1912 as the West Tennessee State Normal School. In 1941, the school changed its name to Memphis State College and then became Memphis State University in 1957. Finally, in 1994, MSU became The University of Memphis. Notable alumniof the school include Dixie Carter, Steve Cohen, Willie Herenton, and Fred Thompson.

Area Shopping:

There are lots of shops in the U of M area but there are two shopping centers that will serve your basic needs:
Poplar Plaza -- This shopping center is located at the corner of Poplar and Highland and features a grocery store, a drug store, a dollar store, and numerous other shops and restaurants. Incidentally, one of the biggest and nicest liquor stores in the city is located just across the street from the Poplar Plaza.
Oak Court Mall -- This beautiful mall is located about a mile down Poplar Avenue from campus. Anchored by Dillard's and Macy's, it offers dozens of other clothing and specialty shops.

Area Nightlife:

Newby's -- A Memphis favorite, Newby's features a full bar, pub grub, pool tables and live music. Located at 539 South Highland.
R.P. Tracks -- Features full bar, pub grub, vegetarian dishes, and drink specials when a train passes by. Located at 3547 Walker Avenue.
Double Deuce -- This urban saloon offers a full bar, pub grub, and live music. Located at 3566 Walker Avenue.
Beale Street -- Though several miles from campus, Beale Street is Memphis' ultimate nightspot destination and features numerous bars and clubs.
Overton Square -- Though not the bustling nightlife district it once was, the Square, located a few miles from campus, still offers a number of bars and restaurants.
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