Morehouse College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Graves Hall at Morehouse College

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Morehouse College is a private, historically-black men's college with an acceptance rate of 58%. Founded in 1857 and located in Atlanta, Georgia, Morehouse College has an impressive history. Martin Luther King Jr., Maynard Jackson, Spike Lee and many other world-changing African American men attended Morehouse. Business is the most popular program at Morehouse, and the college emphasizes leadership and volunteerism. Academics are supported by a strong 14-to-1 student / faculty ratio. The college's strengths in the liberal arts earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Considering applying to Morehouse College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Morehouse College had an acceptance rate of 58%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 58 students were admitted, making Morehouse's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 3,554
Percent Admitted 58%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 29%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Morehouse College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 59% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 510 610
Math 500 600
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Morehouse's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Morehouse scored between 510 and 610, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 610. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 500 and 600, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 600. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1210 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Morehouse.

Requirements

Morehouse does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Morehouse participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Morehouse College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 40% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 19 26
Math 18 25
Composite 20 25

This admissions data tells us that most of Morehouse College's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Morehouse received a composite ACT score between 20 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Morehouse College does not require the ACT writing section. Note that Morehouse does not provide information regarding their ACT superscore policy.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Morehouse College's incoming freshmen class was 3.33, over 57% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.25 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Morehouse College have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Morehouse College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Morehouse College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Morehouse College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Morehouse College, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that Morehouse has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay, supplemental essay, and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Morehouse requires admissions interviews for all applicants. Note that Morehouse College has Early Action and Early Decision application programs for students who are sure the college is their first choice school. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Morehouse's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were admitted to Morehouse College. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 900 or higher, ACT composite scores of 17 or higher, and a high school average of a "B-" or better. Grades and test scores above these lower ranges will improve your chances, and you can see that many admitted Morehouse applicants had grades in the "A" range.

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