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Morehouse College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1867
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,933
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $117,863,600
Admissions Address

830 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Website

http://www.morehouse.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@morehouse.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Terrance Dixon
Admissions office telephone: (800) 851-1254
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $500 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab N/A 0
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History N/A 0
Academic electives N/A 0
Total academic units 13 13


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 55%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 53%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 55%
Total applicants: 2,368
Total acceptances: 1,297
Total freshman enrollment: 687
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 7%
Male applicants: 2,368
Male acceptances: 1,297
Male freshman enrollment: 687
 
Female applicants: N/A
Female acceptances: N/A
Female freshman enrollment: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 72%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 74%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 43%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 88%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 85%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 - 580
Math: 480 - 590
Combined: 960 - 1170


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 4.0%
600-699 15.0% 19.0%
500-599 44.0% 41.0%
400-499 32.0% 30.0%
300-399 5.0% 5.0%
200-299 1.0% 1.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 15%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 25
Math: 19 - 25
Composite: 20 - 24


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 8.0% 2.0%
24-29 26.2% 21.0% 32.0%
18-23 60.4% 50.5% 47.0%
12-17 12.4% 19.0% 19.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.5% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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