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Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

Morehouse College Admissions

It is very difficult to get into Morehouse College. Around 60% of applicants get into Morehouse College each year. Out of 5,221 applications received in 2023, 3,133 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Morehouse College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/15 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Morehouse College for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Morehouse College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Morehouse College's admissions stats.

Morehouse College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0.15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19.44%
Waitlist Yes

Morehouse College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Morehouse College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 2 15 March 15

Want to Apply Early to Morehouse College?

Morehouse College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Morehouse College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Morehouse College is 78%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 60%. In 2022, Morehouse College admitted 1264 of the 1623 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Morehouse College Admissions

How To Get Into Morehouse College

Morehouse College is a very difficult school to get into. Morehouse College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Morehouse College accepted 60% of all applicants, around 3,133 from the 5,221 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Morehouse College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to Morehouse College

For more information on transferring to Morehouse College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Morehouse College

Morehouse College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Morehouse College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Morehouse College

What does Morehouse College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Interview Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Morehouse College for more information on admission factors.

Morehouse College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Morehouse College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Morehouse College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements High School Evaluation Form, official SAT or ACT scores, Teacher Recommendation Form
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Morehouse College?

Students admitted to Morehouse College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 0.15% submitted a class rank. At Morehouse College 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Morehouse College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17%
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 22%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Morehouse College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Morehouse College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 0.15% of Morehouse College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19.44% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Morehouse College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Morehouse College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Morehouse College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Morehouse College

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is February 1. Applicants should hear back by March 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Morehouse College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Morehouse College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Morehouse College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Morehouse College.

Does Morehouse College accept transfer credits?

✅ Morehouse College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Morehouse College?

✅ Morehouse College is not test optional.

What is Morehouse College's acceptance rate?

✅ Morehouse College's acceptance rate is 60%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Morehouse College?

✅ Morehouse College's early decision acceptance rate was 78% in 2021.

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Morehouse College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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How hard is it to get into Morehouse College? Morehouse College is a very selective institution. The Morehouse College acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.


Morehouse College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Morehouse College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Morehouse College is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Morehouse College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Morehouse College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Morehouse College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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