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Morehouse College is a historically black college located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It was established in 1867 by William Jefferson White, an Augusta Baptist cabinetmaker and minister. Originally, the college was named Augusta Institute. It received its present name in 1913. Morehouse College occupies a land area of more than 60 acres. The college offers degrees through its academic divisions, which are:
  • Division of Business Administration and Economics
  • Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Division of Science and Mathematics
Morehouse College's athletic teams are known as the Maroon Tigers. Students compete in campus sports such as baseball, basketball, football, cross country, tennis, golf, and track and field. Students have access to several of the college's Greek fraternities and sororities including Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Iota Phi Theta, and Omega Psi Phi.

Profile of Morehouse CollegeMorehouse College is in a large city, in Atlanta, GA. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Morehouse College earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include music, science, mathematics, and business and management.

Morehouse College Selectivity

Morehouse College does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 460 to 570 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 460 and 570. Morehouse College attracts a fair number of students from out of state.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Morehouse College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 2, 810 students (2, 718 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at Morehouse College are minorities. The Student Enrolment at the school is overwhelmingly male.

Student Life
Morehouse College is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Morehouse College makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

Morehouse College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management177business management
Liberal Arts142political science, English, sociology, economics, history, Spanish language, international relations, urban studies, . . .
Science79biology, physics, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling52psychology
Computer Science and Engineering33computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10health and physical Education
Religion and Philosophy10religion, philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Education and Teaching5Education
Art Studies1art studies
Contact: Morehouse CollegeMorehouse College

830 Westview Dr SW

Atlanta, GA 30314

General Phone: (404) 681-2800


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