WANT TO PREPARE FOR THE REAL WORLD?
Go to school in it.
Memphis gives students the college experience that gets them ready for real jobs, real life and the real world. While the campus is in a quiet residential neighborhood, you are only minutes from all that the big city has to offer. Drive about 7 miles west of campus and you’ll find yourself on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, with the funky rhythms of Beale Street and bustling downtown businesses not far away. If you go about 7 miles east of campus, you’ll find yourself at Shelby Farms Park, a stunning natural treasure — five times larger than NYC’s Central Park — with lakes, wetlands, forests and endless recreational opportunities.
Memphis is where the blues were born and rock ’n’ roll was invented. With countless music and arts festivals, eclectic restaurants, our world-famous BBQ, Beale Street and Graceland, people travel from all over the globe for the chance to feel the Memphis vibe, even if it’s just for a little while. Our students get the chance to feel it and the experience stays with them forever.
And if you want résumé-building opportunities, Memphis is where FedEx, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Nike, AutoZone, Hilton, International Paper and more giants of business are headquartered or have a major presence. We were ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the Top 10 most successful internship programs in the nation.*
*Class of 2015 Student Survey Report, Executive Summary, Us.S. News & World Report