LeMoyne-Owen College

Memphis, TN
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1947
  • Enrollment: 609
  • Mascot: The Magician
  • Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Motto: Leadership. Opportunity. Change.
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

LeMoyne-Owen College, nestled in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, is a prominent private historically black college that has been a cornerstone of higher education since its establishment in 1947. The college emerged from the merger of two earlier institutions: LeMoyne College, founded in 1871, and Owen College, established in 1947. This union created a new entity dedicated to providing quality education to African-American students in a period of significant social change and challenge.

Today, LeMoyne-Owen College enrolls 609 students and offers a range of Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs. The college is particularly noted for its strong programs in English, Information Technology, Mathematics, and Music, which are designed to foster critical thinking, creativity, and technical skills. The college's motto, "Leadership. Opportunity. Change.", reflects its commitment to shaping leaders who are prepared to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

In the realm of athletics, LeMoyne-Owen College's teams, known as the Magicians and Lady Magicians, compete in NCAA Division II as part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). The college's vibrant campus life, set in an urban environment, provides students with a rich array of cultural, educational, and social experiences. With its focus on leadership development and academic excellence, LeMoyne-Owen College continues to be a vital institution, empowering students to achieve their potential and effect change in a dynamic world.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (901) 435-1500 
  • Admissions email: admissions@loc.edu

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  • Financial Aid: N/A
  • Financial Aid email: FinancialAid@loc.edu

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Popular Majors
  • English
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Music

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Team Name: Magicians and Lady Magicians

Men’s Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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