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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D+
  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 1,214 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Shorter acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Sport and Fitness Management. Graduating 37% of students, Shorter alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,900.
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
61%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1070
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,447/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,179/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,243/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,959/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,687/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,695/ year
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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
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,214Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Very friendly and genuine
    56%
  • Normal
    44%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Trying
    33%
  • EXCELLENT
    28%
  • Expensive
    17%
  • Focused
    11%
  • Home
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
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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Shorter University was a great fit for me upon graduating from High School. It is small but fun! The only thing I would change would be the dorms. They need to be updated and cleaned! Also, I would like to see more minor degrees offered.
The enrollment process was wonderful. I do feel like there is room for improvement with the financial aid department. They have not as welcoming as the other departments that I have spoken with. They are very short when answering questions and they don’t take the time to explain information.
Ordering books through the bookstore was an easy process. There was a mix up with my books, but it was quickly and easily resolved. I even received a sweet note with the correct book.