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Located in Rome, Georgia, Shorter University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Shorter is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$23,562 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
81% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Shorter University?


Contact details for Shorter are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 315 Shorter Ave, Rome, GA 30165
Phone: 706-291-2121

How Do I Get Into Shorter?

You can apply to Shorter online at:

Admission Requirements for Shorter

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Shorter?

81% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 81%, Shorter may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to Shorter submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 460 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Shorter University  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Shorter University  ( 460 to 590 )
Shorter received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 25. Math scores were between 16 and 24. Composite scores were between 17 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Shorter University  ( 15 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Shorter University  ( 16 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Shorter University  ( 17 to 24 )

Can I Afford Shorter University?

$23,562 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Shorter is $23,562. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Shorter, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,373 a year. That adds up to $25,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Shorter is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Shorter University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,113 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,332 undergraduate students at Shorter, with 1,113 being full-time and 219 being part-time.


There are also 128 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,113 full-time undergraduates at Shorter, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Shorter University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 206
Hispanic or Latino 81
White 723
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 62

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Shorter University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at Shorter. The most popular countries sending students to the school are France, Brazil, and Italy.

Online Learning at Shorter University

388 Took All Classes Online
651 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 651 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Shorter has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Shorter

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Shorter University was -3.9%. This is the #1,314 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Shorter regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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