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#2478 of 14,131 In the World
#694 of 2,597 In North America
#636 of 2,496 In the United States
#16 of 63 In Georgia
#7 of 13 In Atlanta
#1678 of 2,091 For Gender Studies
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Gender
All male
Acceptance rate
60%
Average ACT
22
Avg. cost to attend
$35,251 /y
Aid receiving
89%
Undergraduates
2,567
Male:Female Ratio
99:1
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
morehouse.edu

Morehouse College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Morehouse College has an acceptance rate of 60% and is among the top 21% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 60% 61% 3%
Applicants 5,221 5,162 59
Admissions 3,133 3,131 2
Freshmen enrolled full time 671 671
Freshmen enrolled part time 3 3

314 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1 or 0%
submitted SAT

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
131 or 19%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Morehouse College are 18-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Other Tests Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 2527 (98%)
Two or more races 21 (0.8%)
Nonresident Alien 12 (0.5%)
White 5 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0%)
Hispanic 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Morehouse College is $35,251 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$35,251/year
Average aid awarded
$13,577
Students receiving aid
89%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $33,016
$30-48K $36,083
$48-75K $36,461
$75-110K $38,946
$110K+ $41,783

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $27,038
Tuition in-state $27,038
Tuition out-of-state $27,038
Fee in-district $2,430
Fee in-state $2,430
Fee out-of-state $2,430

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,544
Combined charge for room and board $14,606
Room charge $10,194
Meal charge $4,412

Morehouse College majors

Morehouse College has granted 464 bachelor's degrees across 28 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Morehouse College.

Major Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General 117
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 52
Political Science and Government, General 35
Sociology, General 35
Computer Science 27
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 26
Psychology, General 21
Economics, General 19
Communication, General 18
English Language and Literature, General 18
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 12
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 10
Mathematics, General 9
Physics, General 9
Chemistry, General 8
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 7
International & Globalization Studies 7
Music, General 7
Computer Software Engineering 6
Engineering Science 5
History, General 4
Philosophy 3
Art & Art Studies, General 2
Chinese Studies 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
African Studies 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Grand Total 464

Morehouse College has a graduation rate of 59%, which is among the 41% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men
Graduation rate 59% 59%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 20%

Publications & Citations

Morehouse College has published 1,059 scientific papers with 12,727 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Political Science, Medicine, Sociology, Law, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Engineering.

Publications
1,059
Citations
12,727

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
671 / 7,246
Biology
461 / 6,621
Political Science
449 / 5,346
Medicine
430 / 7,651
Sociology
430 / 3,391
Law
423 / 5,302
Environmental Science
367 / 5,788
Computer Science
363 / 4,065
Chemistry
354 / 5,992
Engineering
347 / 4,402
Physics
334 / 4,725
Psychology
325 / 6,395
Philosophy
318 / 2,559
Economics
265 / 2,541
Mathematics
255 / 2,566
History
237 / 3,580
Biochemistry
223 / 3,803
Genetics
217 / 3,495
Quantum and Particle physics
216 / 2,835
Geography and Cartography
216 / 3,807
Business
213 / 2,101
Development Studies
167 / 1,383
Pathology
164 / 4,431
Archaeology
161 / 3,152
Art & Design
160 / 797
Organic Chemistry
157 / 2,926
Statistics
150 / 1,588
Geology
148 / 1,765
Demography
134 / 1,307
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
128 / 941
Psychiatry
128 / 4,384
Social Psychology
127 / 1,388
Linguistics
123 / 917
Paleontology
122 / 1,504
Materials Science
121 / 2,206
Ecology
112 / 940
Anthropology
111 / 1,162
Education Majors
101 / 854
Public Health
99 / 1,184
Neuroscience
92 / 1,842

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 41
1992 9 32
1993 7 41
1994 12 43
1995 12 41
1996 26 43
1997 14 37
1998 20 66
1999 18 92
2000 13 115
2001 17 122
2002 21 113
2003 20 130
2004 20 148
2005 14 171
2006 21 169
2007 26 186
2008 43 245
2009 42 298
2010 29 320
2011 33 407
2012 39 424
2013 46 450
2014 43 455
2015 43 487
2016 44 550
2017 43 501
2018 39 720
2019 46 931
2020 48 1033
2021 50 1109
2022 41 1188
2023 37 1214
Academic rankings

Morehouse College alumni

  1. Martin Luther King Jr

    Martin Luther King Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-1968 (aged 39)
    Enrolled in Morehouse College
    1944-1948 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in sociology
    Occupations
    peace activistcivil rights advocateChristian ministerpastorhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister, activist, and political philosopher who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. A Black church leader and a son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr., King advanced civil rights for people of color in the United States through the use of nonviolent resistance and nonviolent civil disobedience against Jim Crow laws and other forms of legalized discrimination.

  2. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    film actorfilm producercharacter actorvoice actortelevision producer
    Biography

    Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time. In 2022, he received the Academy Honorary Award as "a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide".

  3. John David Washington

    John David Washington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    television actorplayer of American footballfilm actoractor
    Biography

    John David Washington is an American actor and former professional football player. He is the son of actor Denzel Washington. He started his career in college football at Morehouse College and signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2006. Professionally, Washington spent four years as a running back for the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions.

  4. Spike Lee

    Spike Lee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    directorscreenwriterfilm actoractormascot
    Biography

    Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and author. His work has continually explored race relations, issues within the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. Lee has won numerous accolades for his work, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and two Peabody Awards. He has also been honored with an Honorary BAFTA Award in 2002, an Honorary C├ęsar in 2003, and the Academy Honorary Award in 2015.

All 85 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names MC
Founded 1867
Motto Et facta est lux
Colors maroon, white
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 558
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and contacts

Address 830 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30314
United States
City population 499,000
Phone 4706390999

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