Shorter University

Rome, GA

Shorter University

Rome, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$22,810

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
480
75th
570
25th
470
75th
23
25th
16
75th
23
25th
17
75th
24
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,098
Declined 450
Total Received 1,548
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Private

1,653

undergraduate students

128

graduate students

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Location

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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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,781
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

Social Networks

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

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Shorter University
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA
30165-4298

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
480
75th
570
25th
470
75th
23
25th
16
75th
23
25th
17
75th
24
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,098
Declined 450
Total Received 1,548

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

81%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$15,442

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $22,380
Room $5,000
Board $4,400
Additional fees $430
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $33,410
Average Financial Aid - $15,442
Total with Avg. Aid $17,968

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 868-6980
F: 706 236-1515
financialaid@shorter.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, kickball, softball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
General Studies.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
International/Globalization Studies.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Keyboard Instruments.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Natural Sciences.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Voice and Opera.
Worship Ministry.
Youth Ministry.

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Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,781

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

1,653
students

Female
57%
937

Male
43%
716

7%

128
students

Female
66%
84

Male
34%
44

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

1,162
students

Female
54%
622

Male
46%
540

30%

491
students

Female
64%
315

Male
36%
176

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
France
Italy
Pakistan
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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