Tuition & Fees

$21,730

$21,730

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,113
Declined + 707
Total Received 1,820
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Private (nonprofit)

1,419

undergraduate students

88

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 5616
ACT 0860

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School Facts

Shorter University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. Founded in 1873, it adopted coeducation in 1950. Its 150-acre campus is located in Rome, in the Appalachian foothills.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,507
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Rome, GA

150-acre campus in Rome (population: 36,407), 60 miles from both Atlanta and Chattanooga. Served by bus; major airport serves Atlanta.

Shorter University
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165-4298

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 9% of male students
 
3 sororities 23% of female students

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,113
Declined + 707
Total Received 1,820

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Emily Messer
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 868-6980
F: 706 236-1515
admissions@shorter.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference
Mascot
Hawks
School colors
royal blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Studies
Church Music
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Ecology/Field Biology
Economics
English
English Education
General Business
General Studies
History
History Education
Leadership
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Middle Grades Education
Music Education
Musical Theatre
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Piano
Piano Pedagogy
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish
Sport Management
Theatre
Voice
Youth Ministry
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Undergraduate

94%

1,419
students

Female
55%
778

Male
45%
641

Graduate

6%

88
students

Female
58%
51

Male
42%
37

undergraduateFull-time

85%

1,214
students

Female
54%
648

Male
46%
566

undergraduatePart-time

15%

205
students

Female
64%
130

Male
36%
75

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
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