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Morehouse College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Morehouse College

Morehouse College

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Morehouse College Description:

Morehouse College is an all-male liberal arts college located in Atlanta, Georgia. The college has one of the most impressive histories of any historically black college -- Martin Luther King Jr., Maynard Jackson, Spike Lee and many other world-changing African American men attended Morehouse. Indeed, Morehouse is often thought of as the best school in the country for educating African American men. Business is the most popular program at Morehouse, and the college emphasizes leadership and volunteerism. The college's strengths in the Liberal Arts earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,374 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Male
  • 94% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,744
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,672
  • Other Expenses: $6,035
  • Total Cost: $45,451

Morehouse College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,969
    • Loans: $7,455

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Morehouse College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.morehouse.edu/about/mission.html

"The mission of Morehouse College is to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service. A private historically black liberal arts college for men, Morehouse realizes this mission by emphasizing the intellectual and character development of its students. In addition, the College assumes special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people.

Founded in 1867 and located in Atlanta, Georgia, Morehouse is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service, and the continuing search for truth as a liberating force. As such, the College offers instructional programs in three divisions - business and economics, humanities and social sciences, and science and mathematics - as well as extracurricular activities that:

  • develop skills in oral and written communications, analytical and critical thinking, and interpersonal relationships;
  • foster an understanding and appreciation of world cultures, artistic and creative expression, and the nature of the physical universe;
  • promote understanding and appreciation of the specific knowledge and skills needed for the pursuit of professional careers and/or graduate study, and;
  • cultivate the personal attributes of self-confidence, tolerance, morality, ethical behavior, spirituality, humility, a global perspective, and a commitment to social justice.
The College seeks students who are willing to carry the torch of excellence and who are willing to pay the price of gaining strength and confidence by confronting adversity, mastering their fears, and achieving success by earning it. In pursuit of its mission, Morehouse challenges itself to be among the very finest liberal arts institutions in the world."

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