University of Memphis Reviews

  • 19 Reviews
  • Memphis (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,029
76% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
84% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Disappointed@UofM
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"UofM offers online degree programs that cannot be completed. When the issue is brought up to the administration they admittedly know about the issue and have known for years, but refuse to remedy the problem. Instead you're told "too bad so sad" after you've spent years and thousands of dollars working towards a degree that you cannot complete. I have emails from multiple people at UofM who admit to the problem and having known about the problem. None of them offer any solutions to the student and instead all tell you to talk to someone else. The people in the administration will not talk to each other to solve the problem and instead each tell you something different and say that the other person was wrong. That's only if they answer you at all because the majority of your calls and emails will go unanswered/unreturned. The fact the UofM knows about such HUGE issues and does nothing to fix them and acts if the student is the burden is enough for me to say nobody should ever attend UofM for undergraduate studies. They clearly only care about taking your money and have no concern about actually making it possible for you to graduate."
Zoe Alexander
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Honestly, the University of Memphis does get a bad rep from time to time on how they handle business. I have seen my fair share of mistakes made on their part and even saw friends drop out of college due to the university making mistakes with their finances. But, if there is one thing I could give the university props for is their Japanese department. The professors in the Japanese department are extremely kind. They want you to succeed in any way possible and will encourage you to study abroad and try your hand at the Japanese speech contest. Also volunteering with the department is a great way to not only get extra credit, but to put your Japanese skills to use! There is also a language table you can go to get more practice in and even get to meet some of the foreign exchange students. It's such a wonderful program! I wish they had a Master's program or at LEAST an assistantship with the Japanese department for graduate students. Really the only downside... Oh well."
Breland Smith
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I felt like there were not a lot of available resources set up to tell me all what my major could do for me once I got my degree. People need to know that being a Biology major is for individuals that know they plan on continuing their education. Not many Biology majors can get an adequate job by just having a bachelors degree. Had I known this beforehand I would have gotten a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Also, University of Memphis utilized "flipped format" classes. This did not help me at all and I had a hard time. Flipped format is a teaching style where the students have to teach themselves. They introduced this style of learning during my upper level courses which resulted in my GPA plummeting because I was not getting the help I needed. I felt like I was in study hall."
Past MSW Student
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2019
  • Degree: Social Work - Campus
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Pick a different Master's Program if you are wanting to go the clinical route. This program should be advertised as Macro/Research only. Our Internship placements are not allowed by the program to be clinical in any way. They also have very limited affiliations in the community for placements, but advertise as if they have many. This program is not going to prepare you for a career. I make all A's and hardly study but truly wanted a challenge and a good education. I was so excited to attend, but after being disappointed by every teacher and course, I have transferred to another MSW program. I wish someone had warned me before I enrolled-take heed! Our cohort was 19 people - 2 left and 2 of us are transferring out after this year. All of us think the program is such a disappointment and we talk about our frustrations often. Please look anywhere else- just do not attend here."
Gem Panicker
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2019
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The atmosphere of the architecture program is the best experience I have had. During my time in the program, the students and I became very close and we have formed a strong friendship. The program's students and faculty are like a family and they collaborate very well with communities. You get to interact with many of the firms nearby and see their site work projects. It is not an easy process to become an architect, and you learn over time. The coursework is intensive. The critiques may be harsh, but you grow as you progress in the field. Most of all, the professors look to see if you are improving. You are there to learn and become a better person. In the future, you will strive to be the best."
Neosha Fuller
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I was excited going to the U of M since it was it my home town and I wasn't far away from family. I stayed on campus which was great because I had to access to everything I needed at all times. I didn't have to worry about getting stuck in traffic trying to get there; plus I didn't have a car so staying on campus was the best option for me. Everything went pretty smooth for me. The advisors and counselors were very helpful and friendly and wanted me to get to the finish line as much as I did. The campus had everything around it, so even I didn't have a vehicle I was to walk short distances to take car of extra things. The only downfall was that I wish it wasn't so expensive. The classes alone were pretty steep, but staying on campus and having a meal plan was even higher. I had no choice but to take extra loans in order pay for everything. I feel that finances is one of the main reason some people never attend college because of the fear of being in debt. If more scholarships were available and it wasn't so expensive, the entry number of college students would increase big time. All in all, my experience at The University of Memphis was pretty good compared to some of the horrific stories I've heard from my friends at other schools."
Biz Grad
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2017
  • 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."
Christian M Parish
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2017
  • 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."
Desiree Lynn
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • 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."
Chelsey
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: English
  • 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."