Morehouse College: Narrative Description

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830 Westview Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Tel: (404)681-2800
Free: 800-851-1254
Admissions: (404)215-2632
Fax: (404)659-6536
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Independent, 4-year, men only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 61-acre urban campus. Endowment: $95.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7347 per student. Total enrollment: 2,891. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,277 applied, 67% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 2,729 students. Part-time: 162 students. Students come from 49 states and territories, 15 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 94% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Atlanta University Center, University Center of Georgia. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 10/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $24,488 includes full-time tuition ($14,318), mandatory fees ($1422), and college room and board ($8748). College room only: $4982. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $597 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 34 open to all; national fraternities; 7% of eligible undergrads are members. Most popular organizations: Glee Club, Political Science Club, STRIPES. Major annual events: Homecoming, Founders' Week, Commencement/Reunion. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,325 students; 1,388 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: men-only housing available. Woodruff Library plus 1 other with 560,000 books, 1,000 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. 355 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Clark Atlanta University.

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