Shorter University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Shorter University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 61%, Shorter University admits the majority of applicants each year, and students with solid grades and average test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Students will need to submit an application (which can be completed online), official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Check out Shorter's website for more information.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Shorter University Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Shorter University Description:

Founded in 1873 as the Cherokee Baptist Female College, Shorter University is now a private coeducational liberal arts university affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. The university takes its Christian identity seriously, and all employees must sign a "personal lifestyle statement" declaring that they are committed Bible believing Christians, that they will refrain from any public consumption of alcohol, and that they reject any sexual activity other than marital heterosexual sex. The school's 150-acre hilltop campus is located in Rome, Georgia, a little over an hour from both Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Over 80% of students come from Georgia. Undergraduates can choose from over 50 academic programs with business and education being most popular. Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student faculty ratio, and the university takes pride in the personal attention students receive from the faculty and staff.

Student life is active with a wide range of clubs and organizations including a small fraternity and sorority system. On the athletic front, the Shorter Hawks compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. The university fields 13 sports for men and 12 for women.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,507 (1,419 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $21,730
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,400
  • Other Expenses: $2,160
  • Total Cost: $34,490

Shorter University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,482
    • Loans: $6,542

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Sport Management

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Basketball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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