College Snapshot 4: Morehouse College



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

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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, men only
Undergraduate Students 2,170
   Women Not reported
   Men 2,166 (99.8%)
Graduate Students 0


Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 67% of 2,697 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline March 15
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Essay X
Extracurricular Activities X
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.24
SAT Math 502 average
448-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 507 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing 490 average
430-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite 21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance $47,952
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met 54%
Average Freshman Award $22,370
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes


Atlanta Population 443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 66% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Tigers
Fraternities 60% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.0% Asian
98.3% Black/African-American
0.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 1.8% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly