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Shorter University

Rome, GA

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Overview

Shorter University is a Comprehensive institution located in Rome, GA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA  30165
United States
Contact Phone: 706-291-2121

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Elementary Special Education Programs Checkmark
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History Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,820
Applied
1,113
Accepted
1,905
Enrolled
61%
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Female Admissions

769
Females Applied
485
Females Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,051
Males Applied
628
Males Accepted
60%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.25
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Interview
One recommendation
Other requirements: Audition for music and theater programs

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 25th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 25th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 535 480 590
SAT Math 520 470 570
ACT Composite 21 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

22,380
Private
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Fees

370
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

16,335
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,164
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,909
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,164
Avg. Loan Aid
5,371
Avg. Grant Aid
12,863
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
61%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,905
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.86%
Black or African American 23.72%
White or Caucasian 59.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.43%
Asian 1.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 3.3%
Other 2.35%

Gender

Male (29.24%)
Female (39.32%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 54%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Celebrate Shorter, Midnight Breakfast and Welcome Week and Convocation

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Habitat for Humanity and SAVE (Students Advocating Volunteer Efforts)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark Checkmark
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Softball No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark Checkmark
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Softball No Checkmark Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Faculty

15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
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