Morgan State University

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1700 E. Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21251

Phone: (443) 885-3333
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Morgan State University is a public institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,591, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 143 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Morgan State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,218 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,632 (2013-14).

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

Morgan State University is Maryland's public urban university. The University offers a comprehensive range of academic programs, awarding degrees from the baccalaureate through the doctorate and has significant programs of research and public service that address issues, problems, and opportunities of urban life. The campus serves an educationally, demographically, and socio-economically diverse student body. It is committed to educating a culturally diverse and multi-racial population with a particular obligation to increasing the educational attainment of the African-American population in fields and at degree levels in which it is underrepresented. It promotes economic development by meeting critical workforce needs and collaborating with business and industry. Morgan State University seeks to be known for its leadership in promoting the academic achievement of students from varied educational and socioeconomic development; and for uniqueness of the University's position in promoting economic development; and otherwise helping to reshape the social, cultural and political landscape of the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland.

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School type public
Year founded 1867
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $20,980,948


When applying to Morgan State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 15. The application fee at Morgan State University is $45. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.6 percent.

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

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 57.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Morgan State University is 14:1, and the school has 41.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Morgan State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Engineering; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12%
Engineering 10%
Psychology 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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Student Life

Morgan State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,591, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus. Morgan State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,952
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Morgan State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Morgan State University 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). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Morgan State University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Morgan State University, 86.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,407.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,218 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,632 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,126 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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