University of Memphis

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#174, overall score 36.58/100

Fun Fact:

To mark the university’s centennial in 2012, the alumni association commissioned local artists to create 100 life-size tiger statues.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Memphis, Tenn.
  • Region: South
  • Campus type: Big city
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 17,176
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 75
  • Jewish population share: 0.4%
  • Student origin: 90% in-state / 10% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Daily Helmsman
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Tigers

COST & AID Score: 9.17/15

  • Score: 9.17/15
  • In-state tuition: $9,701
  • Out-of-state tuition: $21,413
  • Room & board costs: $9,366
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $6,678
  • Average loan debt: $27,155

ACADEMICS Score: 3.33/20

  • Score: 3.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 62%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Median SAT range: 880-1160
  • Jewish Studies program: Bornblum Judaic Studies
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 10/20

  • Score: 10/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 2
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: 0
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9/11

  • Score: 9/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 2.72/1,000 students (medium low)
  • City crime rate: 74.55/1,000 people (high)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 5.08/34

  • Score: 5.08/34
  • Hillel: Hillel of Memphis
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 5 (3 Orthodox, 1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Steve Cohen

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