Shorter University

Rome, GA

Shorter University

Rome, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$22,370

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

Not Reported

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

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

Student Enrollment
Not Reported

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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.

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Public/private Private
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational

150-acre campus in Rome (population: 36,375), 60 miles from both Atlanta and Chattanooga. Served by bus; major airport serves Atlanta.

  • Metropolitan area: Atlanta
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Shorter University
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome
30165-4298

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Baptist Collegiate Ministries
  • Student Government Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • SAVE (Students Advocating Volunteer Efforts)

Top Events

  • Celebrate Shorter
  • Midnight Breakfast and Welcome Week
  • Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
69%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.25

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,113
Declined 707
Total Received 1,820

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $21,940
Room & board $9,400
Additional fees $430
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $900
Total $33,870
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Divinity/Ministry
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
History, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Organizational Communication, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 25

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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