Morehouse College Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 830 Westview Drive, SouthWest
City Atlanta
State Georgia
Zip 30314
Phone 404-681-2632
Total Enrollment 3143
Motto To Uplift the Human Race Through Responsible Citizenship
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Morehouse is located in the dynamic city of Atlanta, which is known as the cultural and economic mecca of the South. The College provides for a quality education while the surrounding community provides an array of social and cultural activities. Professional ball games, theaters, concerts, art galleries, fine restaurants, and malls are all accessible by the public transit system and can be found all over the metropolitan area. Places of interest include Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Antebellum Plantation, Six Flags Over Georgia, and Carter Presidential Center, Museum, and Library. The campus is located one mile west of downtown Atlanta.
History Morehouse is a private, independent, four-year liberal arts college for men. It was founded in 1867 in Augusta, Georgia as the Augusta Institute; its purpose, to train freed slaves to read and write. The school moved to Atlanta in 1879 and expanded its scope to prepare blacks for the ministry. Consequently, it was called Atlanta Baptist Seminary. In 1894, the first college instruction was introduced and in 1897, the first bachelor’s degree was granted and the name changed to Atlanta Baptist College. In 1913, the name changed to its present name, Morehouse College. The Morehouse School of Medicine was established in 1975 and became independent of the College in 1981. A cooperative agreement was established in 1929 among Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College. The cooperative later expanded to include Morris Brown College, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and the Morehouse School of Medicine. The subsequent conglomeration is presently called the Atlanta University Center and allows students to use the facilities of a large university community while attending a smaller liberal arts college. Although Morehouse expanded its facilities and programs, it holds true to its mission to educate and nurture black male leadership. The nation’s only historically all black-male college feels a special responsibility for teaching its students about the history and culture of blacks. This commitment to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership, service, and self-realization is evident in the fact that Morehouse has a legacy of producing black male leaders who are dynamic in their varied professions. President Leroy Keith states, “Morehouse has an illustrious history of excellence in the provision of educational opportunities; our alumni have distinguished themselves in many professions throughout the world.” The school alumni include a long list of distinguished leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maynard Jackson, Andrew Young, and Edwin Moses. Notables such as Oprah Winfrey and Spike Lee have donated millions of dollars for scholarship endowments. Dotted with a mixture of old and an increasing number of new buildings, the campus forms part of the Atlanta University Center, the largest private educational complex with a predominantly black enrollment in the world. The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel is a multipurpose facility named in honor of the college’s most distinguished alumnus. This historically black college is a United Negro College Fund member school and is one of three black institutions with a Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society represented on campus.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $11,332 Room and board: $4,674 (room); $3,986 (board) Special fees: $2,286 Books: $750 Estimated total cost: $23,028 2000–01
In State Tuition 11332
Out of State Tuition 11332
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Financial Aid Specific to the School The Army, Navy, and Air Force in cooperation with Georgia Technical Institute offer two- and three-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and a monthly stipend. Students should contact the ROTC office on campus. Athletic scholarships are available to students participating in intercollegiate sports. Students should contact the Athletic Department. Performance grants are available to students in music and drama. Students should contact the Music Department. The Cooperative Education Program alternates academic study with paid related work experience. The program provides academic credit and full-time status during co-op placement. Students should contact specific departments.
Financial-Aid Deadline April 1
Admission Deadline February 15 (fall); October 15 (spring).
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent); submit an official high school transcript to include the following units: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 2 natural science, and 2 social science; written essay required; students must submit proof of a recent physical exam. An interview may be requested. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: February 15 (fall); October 15 (spring). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, 106 Gloster Hall, Morehouse College, 830 Westview Drive, Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30314; Telephone: 404-681-2632; 800-561-1254 (toll-free); 404-524-5635 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 semester hours to include the core requirements; 12 semester hours of a foreign language or its equivalent; 6 semester hours of science and math; 1 computer course for accounting, engineering, finance, management, and math majors; completion of both the freshman orientation seminar and weekly assembly is required for graduation; students must attend graduation ceremonies.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 3,143 In-state: 816 Full-time undergraduates: 3,007 Part-time undergraduates: 136 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 2,972; Asian, 5; Caucasian, 2; Hispanic, 6; International, 131;
Diversity 144
Student Life Campus Regulations: Class attendance is required; registered cars permitted without restriction; must maintain a 2.5 GPA to join social organizations; freshmen must attend one-hour weekly orientation seminars; all students must attend one-hour weekly college assemblies. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, remedial programs, student employment services, religious services, chapel services, graduate placement, independent study. Campus Activities: Social activities include theater (the Morehouse-Spelman Players), concerts, dances, Glee Club, and marching band. Journalism students may work on the monthly publication (The Maroon Tiger), or the yearbook (The Torch). Leadership opportunities can be found in the Student Government Association (SGA). The General Assembly, Student Council, and Student Court comprises the basic structure of the SGA. Chapel Assistants, the forensics team, and Frederick Douglass Tutorial Institute are a few of the many student organizations. National fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Two local fraternities are Alpha Pi Omega and Iota Phi Theta. Honor societies include Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Kappa Chi, French Honor Society, Alpha Tau Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, and Phi Alpha Theta. Housing Availability: 1,250 housing spaces. Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessible.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 178 Student-teacher ratio: 17:1 Full-time faculty members: 150 Part-time faculty members: 28
Athletic Program Morehouse College is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Intercollegiate Sports: football, basketball, and soccer. Intramural Sports: Baseball, basketball, bowling, soccer, swimming, table tennis, and tennis. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Archer Hall, Morehouse College, 830 Westview Drive, Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30314; Telephone: 404-681-2669 or 2752.
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: African American Studies, Art, Economics, English, French, German, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Urban Studies Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Child Development, Early Childhood Development, Elementary Education, Engineering (dual), Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Middle Grades Education, Military Science (cooperative), Physics, Reading, Secondary Education.
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