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5 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 1981

The University of Memphis is an outstanding university located in a great city. I found my business classes highly practical and most of my professors had meaningful real-world business experience, which is very important. My education prepared me well for my business career, which has been very successful. The academics were appropriately rigorous and relevant. My time at U of M was a very formative in my life and I will always appreciate it. Its location in a major city also adds to its attractiveness, with major amenities nearby, strategic partnerships with major corporations, and a beautiful campus centrally located in the city. I highly recommend The University of Memphis to anyone searching for a quality university.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2009

The U of M is a great school, I loved my time there and I got an excellent education. My professors pushed me to do my best and challenged me to think outside the box. The campus and people are great. The university has great resources, a wonderful state of the art library and computer labs. My unhappiness comes from my specific college and my degree. I attended University College and received a Bachelor's of Professional Studies. Many of my classes were aligned with the College of Education and the Teacher Education Program. Many of my classmates were future teachers. My advisor, was never really clear on what exactly my degree would lead to. Maybe I just didn't ask the right questions. Maybe my advisor was too bust working on her Masters to really ask me the right questions or really hear what I was saying. Needless to say, I graduated with a Bachelors and no job, no job prospects and no connections. It was only after I graduated and started looking for a job, that I realized my degree was not what I needed. This degree was basically equivalent to an Associates degree, just two more years with classes aimed in one general area. I wish I would have known. I wish my advisor and I would have communicated better. Sadly, almost everyone I have met that has this same degree, including two of my classmates who I have stayed in very close contact with are unhappy with their degrees and are having the same problems I am having. The University of Memphis is really a wonderful college with some really great professors, but I would advise prospective students to steer clear of University College. If you are going to spend the time and money on a Bachelors degree, just go ahead and declare a major. Finding BPS on forms and applications when stating what your degree is in is nonexistent. I was so proud of earning my degree and when I say I have a Bachelors in Professional Studies, the look of confusion is very frustrating.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Health and Wellness, General
Graduation Year: 2016

I obtained my Bachelors of Science from the University of Memphis in December of 2016. I feel as though the professors and members of the department were very through and cared very much about students obtaining knowledge and furthering their careers. All of my professors communicated with students in a timely matter and were always welcoming to any questions or concerns that we had. My professors made us aware of all of our career choices that dealt with our degree and were very helpful. However since the exercise science department did start off very small but grew at a tremendous rate, there was a shortage in professors as well as advisors to accommodate the large number of students. This made it difficult to sometimes meet with advisors and to discuss collectively with professors about networking and interview skills when it came to our final semesters, which were suppose to be dedicated to this. Overall I love my alma mater and I feel very knowledgeable in my career field.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: English Language and Literature, General
Graduation Year: 2011

It was a good school. Not great. Nice campus. The English Department was great. All of the professors were highly qualified and great at their jobs. They were highly published in their field and usually available to work you personally during their office hours! They have no career training and only do one or two career fairs a year. There aren't a lot of instances of networking because they departments aren't as cohesive as one would expect and everyone acts as individuals. The instructors do care very deeply that you understand and apply what they are teaching but the advising staff is not very helpful and does not assist as much as would be affective.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2011

I really enjoyed my advisor. He was extremely helpful and a great teacher. The University of Memphis is a good school and has a great campus. I enjoyed my time there and enjoyed the city of Memphis. There are many great things happening there, and the school has great diversity.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing has a fantastic program. Many instructors have a doctoral degree, and their knowledge is impressive. The program is difficult, as it should be - and it prepared me well for nursing in the real world. The career fair, held every semester, is a great chance to network with recruiters from many different hospitals and let them know you're interested. I'd recommend Loewenberg to anyone considering a nursing degree.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

I graduated early with magna cum laude from the University of Memphis in 2016 and will attend Columbia University for my masters in the fall of 2017. The University of Memphis helped prepare me for a career in journalism. The professors I had were always willing to go the extra mile to see their students succeed. I worked for the campus newspaper and the advisor recommended me for an internship with the local newspaper. Another professor recommended me for the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference in Miami and that led to me meeting the CEO of Turner, Eva Longoria, and other influential people. The same professor that wrote me a recommendation for NATPE also wrote me one for Columbia. The University of Memphis also provided me with once in a lifetime opportunities. Through the journalism department, I was able to work as a reporter for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and receive credit. There, I covered sailing and basketball. I interviewed more than 35 Olympians and was able to network with reporters from the Boston Globe. The University of Memphis professors taught me the skills needed to work in the journalism field. If it was not for the TV news writing and production class, I would not have been as prepared for my job with WMC Action News 5. It seems like one thing leads to another at Memphis. The University mentioned an internship with WMC Action News 5 that led to me interning with the sports team, which led to me networking with someone at CBS Sports and getting a job working the March Madness NCAA tournament. If I needed help with an assignment, my professors would set aside time to discuss it with me. The faculty sets students up for success. If students put in the work, great things will happen and amazing opportunities will arise. As far a student life, all I can say is that it is never hard to find something to do on campus. The Student Activities Committee (SAC) plans events throughout the week and each semester there is a huge concert. Artists like Big Sean, T.I., Rae Sremmurd, ILoveMakonnen, Ty Dolla $ign and several others have performed on campus for students. There was even a petting zoo, zip lining and inflatable obstacle course on campus one week. The great thing about SAC is that their events are always free. The cast of Wild N Out and other comedians have also performed on campus. SAC also brought Soledad OBrien, Spike Lee and other influential people to campus to speak. There are sororities and fraternities, and about 250 student organizations for people to join. From volunteering at Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, working the on-campus vegetable garden, sharing your love for Harry Potter, or showcasing your inner fashionista, there is a student organization for everyone and it is a great way to meet new people. Attending the University of Memphis was the best decision of my life. Because of the University of Memphis, I have helped children smile during a difficult time at Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, attended the Olympics, interviewed Stephen Curry and other basketball players, and it prepared me to embark on the journey for my masters at the Columbia Journalism School. I am proud to say that I was a Tiger.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Memphis offers a plethora of classes with excellent professors. The classes were challenging yet extremely helpful for any student preparing for their career of choice. The diversity on campus allowed students of different origin to get to know each other and appreciate different cultural backgrounds as well as obtain an excellent education. Thank you University of Memphis, GO TIGERS!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Memphis has the BEST educators and administrators. If you want to attend school in a safe environment with people that care more about your education than the business of college then this is the place for you. The university of Memphis has a lot of major options including health sciences and a law school. They have a wonderful and under-rated athletic program. The facilities on campus are adequate and a lot are being replaced with more modern buildings. They have a wonderful alumni with great expectations for their students. They are willing to go out of their way to see that everyone obtains their goals. They have an on campus daycare and elementary school for adult students. Online students are not treated any different than on campus students and their online learning environment is just as difficult as the on campus programs. The University of Memphis offers several different ways to learn and their administration will make sure that you graduate. If there ever arises a difficult problem that you need help with, they will go out of their way to help you. The Graduation ceremony is held at Fed-Ex forum in Memphis near the famous Beale Street and is offered every semester. (not just in the Spring) The University of Memphis was also featured in a couple of movies. There are several reasons to attend the school and I highly recommend that any student add them to their list.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Graduation Year: 2014

The University of Memphis has a great campus. They have lots of classes tomorrow choose from and many different options for finding a major. The flexibility of finding classes at multiple campuses and online class opportunities make this a great place for the unconventional student (I.e. Working full time and attending class part/full time).

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