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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Shorter is a private, Christian university located in Rome, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,078 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Shorter acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 46% of students, Shorter alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
315 Shorter Ave
Rome, GA 30165
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference

Shorter University Rankings

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

Shorter Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,395/ 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
$14,124/ 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

Online

Online Programs Offered
44
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
40
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    24%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,078Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
274
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Very friendly and genuine
    58%
  • Normal
    42%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
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
  • 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
46%
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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Shorter University is a very great school for anyone who wants to learn! The school is located in Rome, Ga, which is a small town in the north western part of Georgia. The school is a Christian based school and does not allow any parties on campus, which is great because you can focus on your education more! The sports teams aren’t really all that great but the Hawks spirit is felt through the campus! The school has newer building and some building a that have been there since the school was first built, which is pretty cool! I would highly recommend Shorter University to any student who is wanting to grow in their education and their faith!
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When I went to my official visit the administrators and staff were very helpful and accommodating. I was traveling from Florida. I had to be there before 3:00 P.M. I got caught in the Atlanta traffic, on a Friday afternoon . All, were very friendly and informative. They brought me to more areas around campus and I was able to see the football field and the locker room. After we all went out to eat with some of the team members and other athletes who came on the visit. I was able to get to know more about the coaches and how they were on a personal level. This is a huge commitment, making that decision knowing that this will be my home for 4 years of college and playing football. I made the commitment to go to Shorter to continue my education and play football. I know in my heart this would be the best decision for me. I'm forever grateful for the Lord who lead me to Shorter.
Shorter University is a great private christian university. I love the close knit community, the christian environment, and classrooms. When you walk around campus, you recognize every face even if you don't know their name. There are many christ-centered events to attend or be a part of around campus. The classrooms are small and the teacher knows all the students by name and can help you out individually whenever.