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1 University of Memphis “Memphis Means More”

2 Who are we? Bachelor’s through doctoral degrees Fall enrollment: 20,465 Campus Size: 1,160 acres, over 200 buildings at eight sites More than 850 full-time faculty Tiger athletics Dreamers. Thinkers. Doers.

3 Fall 2005 Student Profile Total 20,465 Undergraduate 15,765 Students come from: –94 different countries –48 of the 50 states –73 counties across the state of TN

4 Did you know? Over 5,700 students currently have at least one scholarship 1,051 students are enrolled in the Honors program 84 students are in the Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program We have 22 National Merit Finalists in our student body

5 A Small College Experience With only 2500 students living on campus, you can have a small college experience and still receive the benefits of a major research university Small living communities Numerous majors Research opportunities Internship experiences Student Activities

6 High School Requirements (Required for admission to Tennessee public universities) English (4 units) Visual and/or Performing Arts (1 unit) Mathematics (3 units) Natural & Physical Sciences (2 units) Social Studies (2 units) Foreign Language (2 units of a single foreign language)

7 Enrollment Requirements U of M uses an “Admission Index” (GPA x 30) + ACT = Admission Index Ex: 3.0 GPA, 21 ACT (3.0 x 30) + 21 = 111 Admission Index of 95 or greater is guaranteed admission Index rising over the next few years ACT composite score of 26 or greater or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater will also be admitted

8 Campus Day for High School Seniors Largest event for prospective students High school seniors and parents Information Academics, Student life, Admissions, Financial aid, and more… Lunch is provided Students talk to professors in areas of interest Next event: Mid-October 2006

9 Visit Campus Tours are held Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. To schedule a tour, e-mail

10 Activities for New Freshman Orientation Frosh Camp Freshman Convocation Welcome Week Frosh Frenzy Freshman Council

11 Safe Campus The safest metropolitan university campus in the state of Tennessee* Located in a residential area in a park-like setting Security includes webcams, safety lighting, and personnel Tiger Patrol student escorts *Tennessee Bureau of Investigations 2005

12 Tuition and Fees In-state tuition plus student fees for fall and spring semesters 2005-06 is only $5,084 In-state includes –All counties in Tennessee –DeSoto, Marshall, Tate and Tunica counties in Mississippi –Crittenden County, Arkansas Estimated cost of in-state attendance: –$11,970 living with parents –$14,810 living on-campus –$15,539 off-campus

13 Financial Aid Scholarships Student Employment Memphis Means More Assistance

14 Financial Aid Grants, loans, need-based scholarships, and work study First step: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 75% of full-time freshmen receive some form of financial aid Average amount of financial aid for full-time freshmen: $4,310

15 HOPE Scholarship Program Tennessee HOPE Scholarship: $3,300 minimum 21 ACT or 3.0 unweighted GPA) General Assembly Merit Scholarship: $1,000 minimum 29 ACT and 3.75 weighted GPA Aspire Award: $1,500 meet HOPE Scholarship and income requirements

16 University Scholarships Cecil C. Humphreys Merit Scholarship Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship Cecil C. Humphreys Herff Scholarship U of M Provost’s Scholarship Distinguished African American Scholarship Valedictorian Scholarship U of M Dean’s Scholarship Emerging Leaders Scholarship African American Scholars Scholarship African American Enrichment Scholarship

17 Emerging Leaders Program Requirements: minimum ACT of 20/SAT of 940 and 2.8 GPA Leadership background Four-year, full-tuition scholarship Includes stipend to pay for books 20 new students per year are accepted Students have interned with the FBI, St. Jude, presidential campaigns, Memphis Redbirds

18 Student Employment Federal Work Study and Regular Student Employment Work at the recreation center, in computer labs, in the President’s Office, at the library, and more Examples: –Receptionist- Faculty Assistant –Lifeguard- Tutor –Intramural Referee- Research Assistant

19 Cost of Attendance Per Year (excluding summer) Living in dorm Tuition $ 5,084.00 Housing $ 2,460.00 Meals $ 1,900.00 Books and Supplies $ 900.00 Incidentals (gasoline, entertainment, toiletries, etc.) $ 4,466.00 Estimated annual cost of in-state attendance $ 14,810.00 Hope Basic Scholarship $ (3,300.00) Student Employment (20 hours per week) $ (3,600.00) Aspire Award (Low Income) $ (1,500.00) Average Financial Aid Award $ (4,310.00) Out of Pocket expenses $ 2,100.00

20 Advising Educational Support Career Guidance Amenities Memphis Means More Services

21 Trying to decide on a major? Advising helps students identify educational goals Advisers help you select your courses towards your degree The Academic Counseling Center helps students who are “undecided” on a major Once you select a major, advising provided by a faculty or staff member in your area of study

22 Need help with a class? Our Educational Support Program is available for students who need academic assistance The program offers –Tutoring –Review sessions for difficult courses –Seminars on time management, stress management, and study habits

23 You’re about to graduate – what next? Career Counseling office assists students in career choice and planning Career Services office helps students connect with employers –Career fairs –Resume and interview workshops –On-campus job interviews Graduate School

24 Amenities Health Center On-campus bookstore Full service bank Convenience Store Copy Center Post Office Parking areas across campus

25 More Majors More Locations More Housing More Dining Memphis Means More Choices

26 What do you want to study? Nursing Mechanical Engineering Advertising Psychology Literature Sport Management Criminology Business Administration Elementary Education Hospitality Computer Science History Music Performance Chemistry Geology Foreign Languages Creative Writing Photography Biology Finance From accounting to zoology, we have over 50 majors and 70 concentrations for you to choose from Engineering Technology Journalism Theatre Accounting

27 Locations In addition to our main campus, you can take classes at other locations or online 32 off-campus locations including Collierville, Jackson, Dyersburg, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Millington 77 areas of study are available through off-campus and online courses

28 Curricular Learning Communities New program starting next fall Small groups of students take classes together and study together Living/learning communities in residence halls Meet others with similar interests Peer and faculty mentors

29 Residence Halls Seven residence halls to choose from Wireless internet access Free cable Laundry facilities Single rooms, double rooms, suites and apartment-style living Small college experience

30 New Housing Addition to Carpenter Student Housing Complex 8 living / learning apartments in 4 buildings 72 new beds Complete in Spring 2006

31 Tiger Dining Three dining halls Two express locations Cyber café at the FedEx Institute of Technology Lots of dining options including –Subway –Chick-fil-A –Quiznos –Starbucks

32 More Honors More Internships More Research Opportunities More Study Abroad Opportunities Memphis Means More Extras

33 Honors Program Freshman meeting academic requirements (27 ACT and 3.5 GPA) are invited to participate Combines the best of a small liberal arts school with the wide- ranging opportunities of a nationally recognized research university. Honors students benefit by… Attending small classes Experiencing enriched courses Conducting research Attending conferences Studying independently Learning beyond the classroom Living on an Honors designated floor Registering early each semester

34 Internship Opportunities FedEx The Commercial Appeal The Exchange Club Memphis Grizzlies Sossaman + Associates Area Hospitals Area Banks Medtronic Sofamor Danek Williams Sonoma Cummins, Inc. Le Bonheur Thomas & Betts Smith & Nephew Memphis Redbirds Cargill These are just a few of the companies where you can gain valuable professional experience (and earn course credits) through an internship Wright Medical Youth Villages

35 Research Opportunities Conduct your own research project Work with a faculty member as a research assistant Present your research –Undergraduate Research Forum –Works in Progress Symposium

36 Study Abroad Semester, academic year, and summer programs Over 160 institutions in 40 countries Scholarships available You could study in … England Mexico France Japan Sweden China Germany Ghana Spain Costa Rica

37 Memphis Means More Technology

38 Technology Access Wireless access in all academic buildings and at many other locations across campus 51 computer labs accessible to students with almost 1,000 computers available Two computer labs open 24/7

39 New Web Site

40 New Portal Personalized, customized site just for you – includes your schedule, financial aid info, access to e-mail and file sharing, and much more

41 Tiger Athletics Student Organizations Campus Events Recreation Memphis Means More Activities

42 Sports Tigers compete in 19 sports at the NCAA Division I-A level Students get into athletic events (including football and basketball) free with Student ID

43 Registered Student Organizations Over 150 student organizations for you to join Fraternities College Republicans Ultimate Frisbee Habitat for Humanity Sororities Honor Societies Up ‘til Dawn (for St. Jude) Creative Writing Club Student Nurses Association Hispanic Student Association NAACP Mock Trial Dance Alliance Black Scholars Unlimited Pre-Law Society College Democrats Photographic Society Religious Organizations Public Relations Society of America

44 Religious Houses Baptist Student Center Barth House (Episcopal) Catholic Student Center Christian Student Center (Church of Christ) Presbyterian Place Reformed University Fellowship Wesley Foundation (United Methodist)

45 Religious Organizations Renown College Ministry The Impact Movement Baptist Collegiate Ministries University Bible fellowship Catholic Student Organization Campus Outreach Latter-day Saint Student Association Refuge The SURGE MOMENTUM Muslim Student Association Hillel of Memphis at the Jewish Student Union Christian Student Center-Tigers For Christ Bellevue Christian Fellowship Campus Crusade for Christ Pentecostal Student Union

46 Campus Events Concerts Guest Lectures Movies Cultural Presentations Theatre Music

47 Campus Recreation Center Fitness classes Exercise equipment Swimming pools Intramural and club sports Outdoor gear rental Personal training

48 You may have visited…. FedEx Institute of Technology Holiday Inn Campus Recreation Center Fieldhouse Rose Theatre Harris Concert Hall Big Red Theatre University Center

49 In 2007, a new University Center

50 Assistance Choices Services Extras Technology Activities Memphis Means More

51 University of Memphis

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