Morehouse College
#331 Overall Influence#1436 Desirability Rank

Morehouse College

African American men's college in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Morehouse College is a private historically black men’s college in Atlanta, Georgia. Anchored by its main campus of near downtown Atlanta, the college has a variety of residential dorms and academic buildings east of Ashview Heights. Along with Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, and the Morehouse School of Medicine, the college is a member of the Atlanta University Center consortium. Founded by William Jefferson White in 1867 in response to the liberation of enslaved African-Americans following the American Civil War, Morehouse adopted a seminary university model and stressed religious instruction, in the Baptist tradition. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, the college experienced rapid albeit financially unstable institutional growth by establishing a liberal arts curriculum. The three-decade tenure of Benjamin Mays during the mid-20th century led to strengthened finances, an enrollment boom, and increased academic competitiveness. The college has played a key role in the development of the civil rights movement and racial equality in the United States.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

3,554

Acceptance

58%

Graduation Rate

50%

Median SAT Score

1110

Median ACT Score

22

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$25,368

Fees (in-state)

$2,208

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$38,599
30K-48K$39,318
48K-75K$39,659
75K-110K$43,651
110K+$42,450

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$49,000

Employed

87%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30314

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

54 per 100k

Violent Crime

5 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

52 per 100k

Violent Crime

11 per 100k

What is Morehouse College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#101 World Rank #68 USA Rank
Education
#205 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#165 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Political Science
#307 World Rank #111 USA Rank
Philosophy
#274 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Sociology
#224 World Rank #128 USA Rank
History
#241 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Psychology
#379 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Mathematics
#432 World Rank #165 USA Rank
Economics
#562 World Rank #205 USA Rank
Chemistry
#609 World Rank #240 USA Rank
Literature
#607 World Rank #248 USA Rank
Computer Science
#782 World Rank #276 USA Rank
Engineering
#672 World Rank #293 USA Rank
Biology

Other areas of influence

#86 World Rank #65 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#97 World Rank #74 USA Rank
Social Work
#126 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Business
#164 World Rank #89 USA Rank
Law
#174 World Rank #137 USA Rank
Communications
#284 World Rank #185 USA Rank
Nursing
#328 World Rank #164 USA Rank
Medical
#670 World Rank #282 USA Rank
Anthropology
#749 World Rank #239 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are Morehouse College's Most influential alumni?

Morehouse College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Education. Morehouse College’s most academically influential people include Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement

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Spike Lee
Spike Lee

American film director, film producer, writer, and actor

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Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

American actor and film producer

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Howard Thurman
Howard Thurman

American theologian, educator, and civil rights mentor

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Martin Luther King III
Martin Luther King III

American civil rights activist

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Martin Luther King Sr.
Martin Luther King Sr.

African American Baptist Preacher

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Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

President of Howard University

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Floyd McKissick
Floyd McKissick

Civil Rights Activist

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Shaun King
Shaun King

American writer and civil rights activist

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Benjamin Griffith Brawley

American academic

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James Nabrit, Jr.

American activist and lawyer

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Amos N. Wilson
Amos N. Wilson

American writer

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