About Morehouse

Facts at a Glance

FOUNDED: 1867 as the Augusta Institute in Augusta, GA; moved to Atlanta in 1879 renamed Atlanta Baptist Seminary; renamed Atlanta Baptist College in 1897; renamed Morehouse College in 1913.

MISSION: 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.

CAMPUS SIZE: 66 acres

PRESIDENT: Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. ‘79

FALL 2011 ENROLLMENT  
Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,439
(2,342 FTE)
Entering First-time Freshmen (FTF) class:  505
(503 FTE) 
   
Fall 2011 APPLICANT ACCEPTANCE RATE: 62%
Fall 2011 FTF High School GPA 75th Percentile:   3.63
Fall 2011 FTF High School GPA 50th Percentile:  3.28
Fall 2011 FTF SATM + SATCR + SATW 75th Percentile: 1720
Fall 2011 FTF SATM + SATCR + SATW 50th Percentile:   1530
Fall 2011 FTF SATM + SATCR 75th Percentile:  1150
Fall 2011 FTF SATM + SATCR 50th Percentile:   1040
Fall 2011 FTF ACT 75th Percentile: 25
Fall 2011 FTF ACT 50th Percentile:  22
Fall 2010 FTF 1st Year RETENTION RATE:   86%
6 YR. GRADUATION RATE: 55%
Fall 2011 Student to Faculty RATIO 14:1
Fall 2011 Percent of students receiving any FINANCIAL AID:  89%
Fall 2011 AVG. FINANCIAL AID AWARD: $14,983
2011-12 Tuition: $21,618
2011-12 Room & Board:  $12,184
2011-12 Required Fees:  $2,174

ALL EMPLOYEES: 530 full-time, 81 part-time

FACULTY: 164 full-time, 63 part-time. 100 percent of tenure-track and tenured faculty hold doctoral degrees

ACADEMIC DIVISIONS: Business Administration & Economics; Science & Mathematics; Humanities & Social Sciences

MAJORS (27):  African American Studies; Applied Physics (Pre-Engineering Program); Art; Biology; Business Administration; Chemistry; Childhood Development; Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies; Computer Science; Drama; Economics; English; French; General Science (Pre-Engineering Program); History; International Studies; Kinesiology, Sports Studies & Physical Education; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Religion; Sociology; Spanish; Urban Studies

DEGREES OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

ACCREDITING AGENCIES:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB),  American Chemical Society (ACS), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

CENTERS AND INSTITUTES:  Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel,  Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership, Bonner Office of Community Service, Brisbane Institute, Entrepreneurship Center, Morehouse Research Institute, Public Health Services Institute, Frederick Douglass Learning Resource Center, Center for Teacher Preparation, Thomas J. Kilgore Jr. Campus Center

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:  Morehouse College Honors Program; Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Society, Golden Key International, Pi Delta Phi, Sigma Tau Delta, Psi Chi,  Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, and Sigma Delta Pi Honor Societies; Dual-Degree Engineering Program with Georgia Institute of Technology, Army/Navy ROTC, Coca-Cola Pre-College Leadership Program, Summer Academy, Project Identity

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Student Government Association, Greek Fraternities, Morehouse College Glee Club, NAACP; Academic/ Professional Associations & Organizations; State Clubs, International Students Organization, Torch Yearbook, The Maroon Tiger (student newspaper),

STUDENT HOUSING:  Accommodations for 1,600 students

ATHLETICS:  
Intercollegiate Sports:  Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field
Nickname:  Maroon Tigers
School Colors:  Maroon & White
Conference:  National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)


ALUMNI CHAPTERS
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