Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

Morehouse, founded in 1867, is a private, liberal arts, historically black, men's college. Its 61-acre campus is located in downtown Atlanta.

Website: www.morehouse.edu/

Private
2,202
Undergraduate
Students
(%Not Reported) Women
(100.0%) 2,202 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 2,349 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
538 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,500
Tuition and Fees
$27,574
Room and Board
$13,438
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$23,454
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,833
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
169
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta, Georgia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Tigers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
95.3% Black/African-American
0.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives   3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
830 Westview Drive, SW
City, State, Zip
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone
(404) 215-2632
Fax
(404) 659-6536
E-mail
admissions@morehouse.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 2,349 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
74% of 2,349 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
678 (39%) of 1,748 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
678 (39%) of 1,748 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
100% of 61 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
112
Students Accepting Wait List Position
102
Students Admitted From Wait List
57

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.20
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
538 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
17%
Score of 18 - 23
57%
Score of 12 - 17
23%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 36%
Top half: 66%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,500
Tuition and Fees
$27,574
Room and Board
$13,438
Books and Supplies
$2,088
Other Expenses
$5,400
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Final deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001582
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
597 (96.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
534 (89.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
530 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$23,454
Need-Based Gift
Received by 520 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,361
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 440 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,629
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
2 (.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,680

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,956 (93.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,712 (87.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,708 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$23,565
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,674 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,851
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,360 (79.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,986
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
24 (1.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,810

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,833
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Military Science
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
169
Part-Time Faculty
48
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1158
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta, Georgia
Campus Size
66 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
39%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency call boxes, safety tips and awareness training

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Tigers
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball     x x
Cross-Country Running     x x
Football     x x
Golf     x  
Tennis     x x
Track And Field     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Football    
Golf    
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, morehouse college glee club, morehouse business association, sga, morehouse public health association, pre-law society
Sororities
 
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
No, men only
All Undergraduates
2,202
Women
NotReported (%NotReported)
Men
2,202 (100.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,090
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
95.3% Black/African-American
0.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 13 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
55.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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