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According to the Huffington Post, Morehouse College is one of the nation's most grueling colleges in 2010.

Facts About Morehouse College

Facts at a Glance


Founded in 1867 as the Augusta Institute in Augusta, Ga., Morehouse College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for men. Historically, Morehouse has conferred bachelor's degrees on more African American men than any other college or university in the United States. The 66-acre campus is located three miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.


The mission of Morehouse College is to provide a comprehensive academic, social and spiritual experience that prepares its students for leadership and success in the larger society.


Dr. John S. Wilson, class of 1979, is the 11th president of Morehouse College. He the former White House Liaison for Historically Black Colleges and Universities under the Obama Administration, former Executive Dean of George Washington University, and former Associate Vice President for Foundation Relations at MIT.


With an enrollment of approximately 2,400, the student body represents more than 40 states and 27 foreign countries.


164 full-time; 53 part-time; 100 percent of tenure-track and tenured faculty hold doctoral degrees.

Academic Programs

Morehouse operates under the semester system with a six-week summer session. The College offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 26 majors in three academic divisions: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business Administration and Economics. The College also offers a dual-degree program in engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Special Programs and Societies:

Special programs include Honors, Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges, Business and Economics International Spring Tour and Health Professions. Honor societies include Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi National Honor Society and Sigma Delta Pi. The College houses the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse Research Institute, the Andrew Young Center for International Affairs, the Leadership Center at Morehouse College and the Journal of Negro History.


Among the organizations in which Morehouse College holds memberships: American Association of Higher Education, American Council of Education, Association of Private Colleges & Universities in Georgia; National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities, UNCF/The College Fund, Georgia Research Alliance, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Atlanta University Consortium.


Morehouse is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Morehouse is one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and one of four undergraduate institutions in Georgia with a Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society chapter. The College also is one of only four liberal arts colleges in the nation with accreditation from both the International Association for Management Education and a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.



Morehouse is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II. Varsity letter sports include football, basketball, baseball, tennis, cross country, and track and field.

Dear Old Morehouse


Dear old Morehouse, dear old Morehouse,
We have pledged our lives to thee;
And we'll ever, yea forever
Give ourselves in loyalty.
True forever, true forever,
To old Morehouse may we be;
So to bind each son the other
Into ties more brotherly.

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Make us steadfast, honest, true,
To old Morehouse, and her ideals,
And in all things that we do.

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As Morehouse celebrates nearly 150 years of challenge and change, the College continues to deliver an exceptional educational experience that today meets the intellectual, moral, and social needs of students representing more than 40 states and 18 countries.  In fact, the Huffington Post recently recognized Morehouse as one of the nation’s eight “most grueling colleges” by virtue of tough required courses, difficult science track, and high expectations. 

Moreover, Morehouse was also celebrated by The Washington Monthly as one of the nation’s top colleges enormously contributing to society by providing a great “social return on investment”.

To that end, Morehouse remains a distinguished institution dedicated to producing outstanding men and extraordinary leaders to serve humanity with a spiritual consciousness.