Shorter University

315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, United States
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Overview of Shorter University

About this school

Shorter is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1873, it adopted coeducation in 1950. Its 150-acre campus is located in Rome, in the Appalachian foothills.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:Not reported
    • Men:Not reported
    • Women:Not reported

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Shorter University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 11
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
315 Shorter Avenue
City, State, Zip
Rome, GA  30165
Phone
(706) 233-7319
Fax
(706) 236-1515
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 25
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music and theater programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 1,820 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 769 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,051 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,113 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.25
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
24%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
19%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $21,670 (64.45568114217727%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,400 (27.959547888161808%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (3.569303985722784%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,350 (4.015466983938132%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Shorter University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001591
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
257 (82.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
227 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
227 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (21.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$16,164
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 226 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,382
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 179 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,602
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 39 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
37 (11.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,564

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,198 (91.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,078 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,077 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
197 (18.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$16,335
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,070 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,863
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 854 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,484
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 149 (13.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
124 (9.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,371

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
English, Foreign Languages, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
812,936

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Shorter University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


53.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


29.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


40.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Accounting, Master of Management, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


35,973

Nearest Metropolitan Area


155 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Atlanta

Weather


Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
121 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
70 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Rome
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


54% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


53%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Hawks
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, soccer, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Shorter University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, baptist collegiate ministries, student government association, fellowship of christian athletes, habitat for humanity, save (students advocating volunteer efforts)

Sororities


23% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


Not reported

Undergraduates


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources