Students Say

Students at Morehouse College immediately feel connected to their school’s long-standing traditions, strong sense of community, and “rich history of producing great leaders.” Since its founding almost 150 years ago, this historically black men’s college in Atlanta, Georgia, has focused on “producing Renaissance men with a social consciousness and global perspective,” and its list of alumni includes many celebrated names in art and politics. At the heart of the Morehouse experience, academic programs are “rigorous but rewarding,” spearheaded by a “very diverse set of professors, each with his or her own individual teaching style and expectations.”

Overview

Applicants
2,277
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 580
SAT Math
470 - 590
ACT Composite
19 - 24

Deadlines

Early Decision
October 15

Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Students at Morehouse College immediately feel connected to their school’s long-standing traditions, strong sense of community, and “rich history of producing great leaders.” Since its founding almost 150 years ago, this historically black men’s college in Atlanta, Georgia, has focused on “producing Renaissance men with a social consciousness and global perspective,” and its list of alumni includes many celebrated names in art and politics. At the heart of the Morehouse experience, academic programs are “rigorous but rewarding,” spearheaded by a “very diverse set of professors, each with his or her own individual teaching style and expectations.” While not every professor is fantastic, the majority are “encouraging,” “passionate,” and “extremely knowledgeable about the material.” Beyond the classroom, Morehouse students are encouraged to become “well-read, well-spoken, well-dressed, well-traveled, and well-balanced” individuals through overseas study, extracurricular activities, volunteer experience, and internships. A current student shares, “I have studied abroad three times with Morehouse around Central America, Morocco and London, and have served various leadership positions at the college.” A private institution, Morehouse offers “competitive scholarships” to outstanding students, but others note that, “because of a restricted budget, often financial aid isn't as available as many would like.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
225
with Terminal Degree
128


Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
32%
Graduate in 5 years
44%
Graduate in 6 years
50%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Education, Other

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, Other
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

Prominent Alumni


Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
Civil Rights Leader

Shelton Lee
Filmmaker/actor

Dr. David Satcher
US Surgeon General/Former CDC Director

Rep. Sandford Bishop
US Congress (Georgia)

Samuel Jackson
Actor

Edwin Moses
Olympic Gold Medalist

Maynard Jackson
First African-American Mayor of Atlanta, GA

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
61
Application Deadlines
Apr 1
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,807

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,561

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,864

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$14,318
Required Fees
$1,422
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$850

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,500
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Morehouse attracts undergraduates from across the country and from a wide variety of backgrounds. Students tell us, “Even though the school is predominantly black, great diversity is apparent within the school body.” “There are quite a few different types of people, and plenty of different social groups in which one might find himself,” yet the campus is linked by a “sincere “brotherhood” feeling” and most students “fit in pretty well.” “The typical student is ambitious and goal-oriented,” and most are highly invested in their education. At Morehouse, “It is not unusual to see a crowd of students leave the campus and continue a conversation on the street about social injustice, history, politics, or any scandal currently in the news.” Described by their classmates as “outgoing and well-rounded,” Morehouse undergraduates generally strike “a balance between school, community service, and social life.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,891
Out of State
70%

Demographics

70% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

Students Say

To many undergrads, “The sense of unity among the students, faculty, and administration is Morehouse College’s greatest strength.” In this collegial atmosphere, “It’s not hard to have a good time if you’re willing.” In their downtime, most Morehouse undergrads “hang out with close friends, go to parties, or attend events going on on campus.” “People have a sense of unity not only within Morehouse College but also with neighboring schools,” and many spend their weekends with friends from sister school, Spelman College, as well as Clark, Georgia State, and Emory. In addition to college parties, students relax with friends in the dorms, or go out to eat, see movies, or otherwise take advantage of Atlanta, “where there’s always something to do.” It sounds like fun, but Morehouse students aren’t only concerned with having a good time. A student shares, “Aside from the typical college student behavior, most activities involve either community service or personal development. For example, this past weekend the entire campus was involved in a clean-up of the surrounding area, the West End.” Plus, Morehouse students know when it’s time to buckle down and study: “Some weekends are spent at the library catching up on school work.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
74
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
34
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
4

3% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Tigers)
4 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports ()
0 Sports


Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
325

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
During registration, students are given information on the purchasing or leasing of desktop or laptop computers. Pricing and plans vary.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Gail Kefentse
Coordinator of Campus Tour

Address
Admissions Office
830 Westview Dr. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314

Phone
4046812800


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Forbes Arena
Graves Hall
Martin Luther King International Chapel
Gentury Yard
Technology Tower

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Woodruff Arts Center
High Museum of Art
The Atlanta Historical Society
Stone Mountain Park
CNN

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
Sept-May 9am-5pm, Jun-Aug 9am-4pm
4046812800

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Simultaneously

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
None

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta is 10 miles from campus. Taxis, airport limousines, and MARTA (public transportation) trains and buses are available for the trip from the airport to campus and throughout the metropolitan area. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve Atlanta.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-75/85, exit to I-20 W. Exit I-20 W. at Lee St. and turn right for 2 blocks until you reach campus. From I-20 E., exit to Ashby St., and turn left for 3 blocks. Turn right on Westview and continue until you hit campus.

Local Accommodations
These suggestions also apply to Morris Brown College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University. Nearby: Within a 10-minute walk is Castle Berry Inn, 186 Northside Dr. S.W.; 404-893-4663 or 866-499-4852, with a restaurant. It offers a special inexpensive rate for a nice accommodation.