Since 1867, Morehouse College has been a leader among HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the United States. Many of the best and brightest Black men choose Morehouse, and alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson. The 66-acre campus southwest of downtown Atlanta is home to more than 2,200 students preparing to make their mark on the world.
A Morehouse education gives equal emphasis on intellectualism, social responsibility, and manhood. Lectures, seminars, and conferences, along with a plethora of student organizations, social events, and athletic activities, mean that life on campus is always exciting and engaging.
Morehouse is a part of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of Black colleges and universities in the world, including Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Students regularly intermingle in cross-registered classes, seminars, and social events, further expanding their exploration of knowledge and life itself. Students of the AUC find themselves within a vibrant community of learners, artists, and top students from around the nation and the world.
The campus is located in the historic West End neighborhood, an active and diverse community made up of differing socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The young professionals and families who make their lives here are enthusiastic about our community. It is only minutes from downtown Atlanta, a center of Black professionalism that features major entertainment and sports venues.
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Main CampusAtlanta, Georgia, United States Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in AtlantaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
For over 150 years, Morehouse College has been producing extraordinary leaders, visionaries, and pillars of the community. Since our humble beginnings in a church basement in 1867, we’ve established a legacy of excellence that continues to strengthen with each passing year. Famous graduates like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Spike Lee are joined by five Rhodes scholars as well as congressmen, business titans, college presidents, and many more who proudly represent the Morehouse ideals. Explore our interactive timeline to discover the Morehouse story.