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16,335
Avg. Financial Aid
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Admission Difficulty
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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

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,820
Applied
1,113
Accepted
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
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended 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

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ACT Composite 21 18 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

21,940
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Fees

430
Full-time student fees
9,400
Room & board
5,000
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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 Senior Citizens
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

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

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Campus events:
Celebrate Shorter, Midnight Breakfast and Welcome Week and Convocation

Student Services

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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

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

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