C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    A
Shorter University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
315 Shorter Ave
Rome, GA 30165

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Scores Range
840-1065
ACT Scores Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Shorter University

Cost

Net Price
$18,495/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,189/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,770/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,278/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,007/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,209/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,319Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Very friendly and genuine
    53%
  • Normal
    47%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.34 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Trying
    35%
  • EXCELLENT
    29%
  • Expensive
    18%
  • Home
    12%
  • Focused
    6%

After Shorter University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
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

Shorter University Reviews

454 reviews
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Shorter University is an amazing college! The main college campus is amazing because it is all together "up on the hill". They call it "Shorter on the hill." Everything is all together and the classes are the perfect size. The classes are not too big and it allows the students to create a good relationship with their professors. All the students are able to connect to each other and maintain healthy relationships. This school truly is a place where people can go to make lifelong relationships and start an amazing journey in their life.
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The professors are mostly good and want you to succeed. Also, there are some great people at Shorter, if you look for them. On the other hand, the facilites at Shorter are sub-par, the administration is terrible, the security is scary, and the classrooms are outdated. In addition, the cafeteria food is bland with little selection to choose from. The athletic program is cheap and does not support their athletes. Most students at Shorter that I talk with are transferring to another school. There are far better schools one can attend at the steep-price Shorter charges. ~Michael Carew
I love that my school is small. It makes it easier to know and keep up relationships with people, not to mention walking to class on time! The music and theatre department are small, but all the professors know their stuff and are more than willingly to work with students one-on-one. The small classroom settings for me as a performer means more stage/working time ad I love that.