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ABOUT UofM

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Founded 1912 as West Tennessee State Normal School
President M. David Rudd
Enrollment 17,176 undergraduates and 3,798 graduate/professional students
from 79 countries and 46 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, including
students from 73 counties in Tennessee
Degree Programs More than 250 areas of study (17 undergraduate degrees/54 masters/25 doctoral)
Faculty 920 full-time faculty
Student Life Approximately 250 student organizations, including 23 sororities and fraternities
School Colors Blue and Gray
Mascot Bengal Tiger
School Motto Driven by doing.
Athletics 17 varsity teams, part of the American Athletic Conference, in a league with University of Central Florida, University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, East Carolina University, University of Houston, University of South Florida, Southern Methodist University, Temple University, Tulane University, University of Tulsa, U.S. Naval Academy (football-playing member only) and Wichita State University
Facilities 239 buildings at five sites, including the University of Memphis Lambuth
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