Morehouse College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Morehouse College

Morehouse College is a private HBCU with an acceptance rate of 58%. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are backed by a robust 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 2,206 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100 percent male
  • 97 percent full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,576
  • Books: $2,053
  • Room and Board: $13,438
  • Other Expenses: $3,559
  • Total Cost: $46,626

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81 percent
    • Loans: 70 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,349
    • Loans: $3,554

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75 percent
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 28 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field

Overview of Morehouse College Admissions

Morehouse College accepts just over half of applicants and has a selective admissions process. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, Morehouse College had an acceptance rate of 58%.  for every 100 students who submitted applications, 58 students gained admission, making Morehouse’s admissions process competitive.

SAT Requirements and Scores

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, 59% of admitted students provided SAT scores. This admissions data reveals to us that most of Morehouse’s admitted students fall within the top 35% on the SAT. 50% of students admitted to Morehouse scored between 510 and 610 on the reading and writing section, while 25% scored below 510, and 25% scored over 610. 50% of students scored between 500 and 600 on the math section, while 25% scored below 500, and 25% scored over 600. Applicants with a cumulative SAT score of 1210 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Morehouse.

ACT Requirements and Scores

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, 40% of admitted students provided ACT scores. This admissions data reveals to us that most of Morehouse College’s admitted students fall within the top 48% on the ACT. The median 50% of students admitted to Morehouse received a cumulative ACT score between 20 and 25, while 25% scored over 25, and 25% scored below 20.


In 2019, Morehouse College’s freshman class’s mean high school GPA was 3.2; over 57% of students had a mean GPA of 3.25 and over. These results suggest that successful applicants to Morehouse College have B grades primarily.

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Morehouse College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Morehouse College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Morehouse College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

La Salle University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Radford University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Morehouse College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to Morehouse College

Application Deadline: February 15

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