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Shorter University

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Shorter University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rome, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1873, it is a Christian university historically affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention.

Shorter offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through seven colleges and schools and has current enrollment of 3,500 traditional and non-traditional students. The 155-acre (0.63 km2) main academic and residential campus is located 72 miles (116 km) northwest of Atlanta, Georgia in Rome. There are adult education and graduate programs at distance learning facilities in Duluth, North Atlanta, and Riverdale. In addition Shorter operates the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business and the School of Nursing at off-campus facilities in the Rome area.

Fielding athletic teams known as the Shorter Hawks, the university is in the process of transitioning athletics from the NAIA and member of the Southern States Athletic Conference to NCAA Division II, at which time it will join the Gulf South Conference. The official school and athletic colors are blue and white. The majority of Shorter's students are from Georgia, with only 6% of student enrollment coming from out-of-state and an additional 3% as international students. The university offers a large number of extracurricular activities to its students, including athletics, honor societies, clubs and student organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $17,500.00 avg tuition

315 Shorter Ave
Rome, GA 30165
(706) 291-2121

Apply online Admissions:
admissions.shorter.edu/
Financial Aid:
www.shorter.edu/academics/financi..

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Shorter University

Statistics:
Applied 1,944
Admitted 1,263 65%
Enrolled total 408
Full Time: 406
Part Time 2
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 420 550
SAT Math 430 550
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 410 530
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 17 24
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 68%
4-year graduation rate 43%
6-year graduation rate 54%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Shorter University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $17,500.00 $17,500.00 $17,500.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $370.00 $370.00 $370.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $480.00 $480.00 $480.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $425.00 $425.00 $425.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $8,600.00 $9,600.00 $3,780.00
Other Expenses $2,870.00 $6,830.00 $3,780.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $25.00
Graduate Application Fee $25.00
Books and Supplies $1,200.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 100%
Avg amount of grant aid $13,579.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 70%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,879.00

Shorter University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X
Business/Managerial Economics X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Public Relations/Image Management X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
EDUCATION
Elementary Education and Teaching X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
French Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
International/Global Studies X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics, General X
Sociology X
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies X
Religious/Sacred Music X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Keyboard Instruments X
Music Performance, General X
Voice and Opera X

Scholarships for Students in Georgia

Name Amount Deadline
Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017

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