Morehouse College

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830 Westview Drive SW

Atlanta, GA 30314

Phone: (404) 681-2800
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Morehouse College is a private institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,377, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 61 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Morehouse College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 126. Its tuition and fees are $25,460 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Guided by a commitment to excellence, Morehouse, a historically black liberal arts college for men, takes on the special responsibility and serves as an exemplar for developing men into service-oriented leaders with disciplined, continuously learning minds emphasizing the never-ending search for enlightening, liberating truth. The college bestows broad liberal arts knowledge and teaches its students about the history, culture, and achievements of black people. Morehouse prepares its students for pursuit of graduate study and professional careers through instructional programs and extracurricular activities that: Improve oral and written communication ability as well as analytical and critical thinking skill; Foster increased knowledge of the elements and evolution of various cultures; Impart specific field of study knowledge and skills; and Cultivate the personal attributes of self-confidence, interpersonal skill, tolerance, morality, integrity, accountability, ethical behavior, humility, global perspective and a commitment to social justice.

General Information

School type private, men's college
Year founded 1867
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Morehouse College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 1 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Morehouse College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.4 percent and an early acceptance rate of 40.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.4%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Morehouse College is 12:1, and the school has 51.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Morehouse College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; English Language and Literature, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Political Science and Government, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 39%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 29%
Psychology, General 10%
English Language and Literature, General 9%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5%
Political Science and Government, General 5%

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Student Life

Morehouse College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,377, with a gender distribution of 100 percent male students and 0 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus. Morehouse College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,377
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Morehouse College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Morehouse College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Morehouse College, 21 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Morehouse College.

Students who have cars on campus 21%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Morehouse College, 99 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,050.

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Tuition and fees $25,460 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,180 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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