Morehouse College is the largest men’s college in the United States, with over 2,000 students.
The best known of Morehouse’s alumni is civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. A statue of Dr King Jr stands on the Morehouse College campus, and the chapel is named after him. Other “Morehouse Men” include the director Spike Lee, the actor Samuel L Jackson and the author Howard Thurman. An obelisk in remembrance of Thurman stands next to the King Chapel.
26 majors are offered across three academic divisions: Business Administration and Economics, Humanities and Social Science and Science and Mathematics.
A liberal arts core curriculum is offered by Morehouse. Students take 53 semester hours of general education designed to provide a foundation in general knowledge, as well as to impart skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and leadership.
Over 80 student organisations are active at Morehouse College, ranging from fraternities to faith groups and debate team to dance troupes. The college athletics teams, known as Tigers, compete in football, baseball, track and field, basketball, cross country and golf.
The college is located in downtown Atlanta, the capital city of the state of Georgia. Atlanta’s status as a “world city” reflects its economic power and rich culture. A wealth of museums, music venues and outdoor attractions are on the college’s doorstep.