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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 IndexEx: 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 recruitment@memphis.edu

  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. Memphis Means MoreAssistance • Financial Aid • Scholarships • Student Employment

  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: $3,300minimum 21 ACT or 3.0 unweighted GPA) • General Assembly Merit Scholarship: $1,000minimum 29 ACT and 3.75 weighted GPA • Aspire Award: $1,500meet 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

  20. Memphis Means MoreServices • Advising • Educational Support • Career Guidance • Amenities

  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. Memphis Means MoreChoices • More Majors • More Locations • More Housing • More Dining

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

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

  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 MoreTechnology

  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. Memphis Means MoreActivities • Tiger Athletics • Student Organizations • Campus Events • Recreation

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

  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. Memphis Means More • Assistance • Choices • Services • Extras • Technology • Activities