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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Shorter is a private, Christian university located in Rome, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,140 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Shorter acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Sport and Fitness Management. Graduating 40% of students, Shorter alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
About Shorter University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
315 Shorter Ave
Rome, GA 30165
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Shorter University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1090
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,557/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,046/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,140Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
263
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Very friendly and genuine
    58%
  • Normal
    42%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Trying
    32%
  • EXCELLENT
    26%
  • Expensive
    16%
  • Focused
    11%
  • Home
    11%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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The atmosphere! The university has an amazing staff! The President, Admissions Advisors, Financial Advisors, and even the cafeteria staff are so special! They roll out the red carpet! Shorter University has beautiful facilities and grounds. It has a southern charm that cannot be surpassed by any other establishment.
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In the online degree studies, professors are great at providing comments and input to each week's assignments and reaching out to students with announcements and messages each week. I love that even though not being in the traditional classroom setting, I still feel involved with other classmates through weekly discussions and that the professors make an effort to connect with students.
My experience with Shorter is great so far. I am glad that I am able to attend through dual-enrollment. It is a great program with lots of benefits and the fact that Shorter works with this program is amazing! I love the campus. It is fully stocked with necessary tools needed from the library to coffee shops that help the student keep working. I like the benefits it provides for its students. I hope to attend there in the fall of 2019.