Shorter University

Shorter University, located north of Atlanta in the state of Georgia, is featured on many prestigious rankings including, The Best Regional Colleges in the South (US News & World Report, September 2016), Best in the Southeast (Princeton Review). It is also regarded as one of the 25 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the South and features on the list of the 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017 and the list of the 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the South for 2017, among others. 

  • Average Tution USD 21,300
  • Acceptance Rate 85%
  • Students 1,922
  • International Students 2.5%
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 10:1

School Description

Shorter University, founded in 1873, is located north of Atlanta in Rome, Georgia. The University's 150-acre campus is home to seven schools and colleges namely, the Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing, the College of Adult and Professional Programs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Ledbetter College of Business, the School of Christian Studies, the School of Education, and School of Fine and Performing Arts. The top five majors at Shorter are Biology, Sport Management, Nursing, Psychology, and Business. 

Today, Shorter enrolls over 1,500 students representing 29 states and 23 nations worldwide. The faculty have terminal degrees from prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Cornell and the University of Virginia, among others. Shorter is proud of the fact that over the last 30 years the Department of Natural Sciences has had 87% of its professional school applicants get accepted into medical schools and also had great success in getting students into research-based graduate programs. Students looking to directly enter into the job market have also landed jobs with a variety of great companies including Georgia Power, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Shorter also offers multiple internship opportunities for international students in the Atlanta area. 

Programs

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Advertising

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Business

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Information Management

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee
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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Leadership

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Management

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management offers a fundamental understanding in the areas of finance, statistics, accounting, marketing, and management. The studies focus on the leadership aspect of business as well as equipping students with the tools to make strategic management decisions based on sound business principles. Students develop an understanding of business language as well as the ability to analyze business problems existing in today’s workplace.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Marketing

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing degree will learn to identify and assess the consumer and industrial market needs, develop marketing strategies to meet those needs through primary and secondary marketing research, and create advertising campaigns. Marketing is an essential part of any business plan in all organizations.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Computer Information Systems

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Childhood Education

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Music

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Music Education

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Graduates of our BMME program are well trained to pass the state certification test and apply for music teaching positions. But that’s not all. With this degree from Shorter University, you will also have the skills to pursue graduate work in music performance, music therapy, or music academics (theory, history, or composition).

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A degree in Criminal Justice will open many opportunities for jobs on the Federal, State, County and City levels. The degree will give the student a well-rounded comprehensive study of Police, Courts, and Corrections as well as supporting agencies.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in mathematics which they can apply in their chosen courses of study, future vocations, and their personal lives. A secondary mission is to instill in students an appreciation for the esthetic beauty of mathematics and the importance of the development of mathematics to human society.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Pre-Medicine

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for admission to a professional program in medicine, osteopathic medicine, or podiatric medicine.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Biology

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Pre-professional students pursuing a BS in Biology are prepared for dental, physical therapy, physician assistant, chiropractic, optometry, veterinary, and medical schools.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Chemistry majors, in general, enjoy a high employment record and acceptance into graduate degree programs.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Nursing

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Shorter University acknowledged the need and demand for healthcare professionals. In 2009, Shorter University added the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to its list of strong academic programs. Registered nurses (RNs) constitute the largest healthcare occupation with over 2.7 million nurses employed nationwide. Registered nurses are in great demand.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Science

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Natural Science

    Pursuing a BS in Natural Science prepares students with a broad background in life sciences. This degree program provides elective concentrations in either Human Life Science or Environmental Studies.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Communication

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Organizational Communication & Leadership

    Understand communication with a liberal arts emphasis:Acquire and strengthen marketable skillsDemonstrate critical thinking skillsDevelop proficiency in oral communicationDevelop proficiency in written communication

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Sports Communication

    Understand communication with a liberal arts emphasis:Acquire and strengthen marketable skillsDemonstrate critical thinking skillsDevelop proficiency in oral communicationDevelop proficiency in written communication

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Economics

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    History

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    History is one of the oldest disciplines of human study and one of the foundations of a liberal arts education. The goal of History is to describe, understand and explain the development of human society in all its complex diversity across time and space.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Journalism

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Understand communication with a liberal arts emphasis:Acquire and strengthen marketable skillsDemonstrate critical thinking skillsDevelop proficiency in oral communicationDevelop proficiency in written communication

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    Liberal Studies

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Political Science

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Political Science uses both empirical and qualitative research to analyze and explain political institutions, systems, and behavior. There are numerous subfields in political science, including political theory, American politics, comparative politics, and international relations.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Psychology

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Spanish

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Spanish majors gain not only a deepened awareness of the culture of the language but also intensive study to increase skills in spoken and written communication. Courses range from beginning and intermediate skills courses to a wide range of advanced courses in composition and literature. A state-of-the-art language laboratory enables students to enhance listening comprehension skills. These methods of language study help to prepare students for a variety of careers in our ever-changing world.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    English

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    The study of English focuses upon writing, research, and critical thinking in courses ranging from basic composition to a study of literature reaching back to the Hebrews and forward to contemporary writers. The study involves in-depth analysis of changing social and political aspects as well as emotional and spiritual concerns of people from around the world. With this enhanced awareness, together with the knowledge-based background the discipline offers, students can look forward with confidence to finding a successful place in the world outside college.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Sports

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Sports Management

    USD 21,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Christian Studies

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Youth Ministry

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Communication Arts

    Understand communication with a liberal arts emphasis:Acquire and strengthen marketable skillsDemonstrate critical thinking skillsDevelop proficiency in oral communicationDevelop proficiency in written communication

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Advertising and Public Relations

    Understand communication with a liberal arts emphasis:Acquire and strengthen marketable skillsDemonstrate critical thinking skillsDevelop proficiency in oral communicationDevelop proficiency in written communication

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    English

    The study of English focuses upon writing, research, and critical thinking in courses ranging from basic composition to a study of literature reaching back to the Hebrews and forward to contemporary writers. The study involves in-depth analysis of changing social and political aspects as well as emotional and spiritual concerns of people from around the world. With this enhanced awareness, together with the knowledge-based background the discipline offers, students can look forward with confidence to finding a successful place in the world outside college.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    English Education

    When you select the Environmental Biology & Ecology emphasis at Western, you'll study in the great classroom of the Gunnison Basin - and beyond. You'll explore public and private lands, from sagebrush and lush riparian lowlands to deep forests and rocky alpine crags. Surrounded by six wilderness areas, the basin is truly a vast and wild classroom.

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    History Education

    Initial Certification, Grades 6-12, One Content Area Chosen: History

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Management Information Systems

    Students completing the BBA in MIS; in addition to forming a strong background in information technologies will develop a firm foundation in the skills required to support business operational needs. Student may study in areas such as accounting, economics, general business, marketing, and management in order to complete the requirements for this degree program.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Musical Theatre

    The BFA in Musical Theatre is a professional actor training program designed to prepare students to tackle the professional theatre world upon graduation. We provide a learning environment where we train not just the actor, but the whole person through activities in the classroom, rehearsal space, and onstage in performance.

  • Shorter University
    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Theatre

    The BFA in Theatre is a professional actor training program designed to prepare students to tackle the professional theatre world upon graduation. We provide a learning environment where we train not just the actor, but the whole person through activities in the classroom, rehearsal space, and onstage in performance.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Vocal Performance

    The Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance is an intense program designed to train the well-rounded singer and musician. The degree centers on private applied voice study culminating in a 25-minute junior recital and a 50-minute senior recital. Students also study Diction, Song Literature, Opera Literature, and Vocal Pedagogy as well as Music Theory and Ear Training, Musicology, Piano, and Conducting.

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    315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States

    Ecology and Field Biology

    A BS in Ecology and Field Biology prepares students for continued study in graduate programs as well as for a breadth of careers in conservation or ecological study including park naturalists, wildlife and fisheries biologist and environmental consulting employment, for example.

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  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 12971
  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00

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    Established in 1873

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    More than 95% of students at Shorter receive some kind of financial aid. 

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            • Awesome Program from the Non-Traditional Student

              I loved the idea that Shorter allowed me the opportunity to obtain my degree in a non-traditional student setting. I decided to complete my degree at long last in my adulthood and there was nothing better than being in an environment with my peers receiving the same education as the traditional younger student. The accelerated program was what I needed in order to complete my course work without taking literally years in which to do. If I had it to do over, I would most definitely choose Shorter University.

            • 1996-2000, BSBA

              Shorter University Professional Program changed my life!

              I highly recommend Shorter University to anyone interested in furthering their education. I am part of the Class of 2000, and attending Shorter, receiving my BSBA, has changed my life. Shorter made it possible for me to go to school while working full time. The Professional Program made it possible for me to continue working, raising my daughter, while still receiving the high quality in-class learning experience. The teachers and professors brought reali life experience into the classroom. The study groups taught me how to be part of a team, how to work well with others. Thank you Shorter University!

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              1993-1995, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

              Exceptional Program with Proven Results!!!

              I highly recommend Shorter University to anyone interested in furthering their education. I am part of the Class of 1995. Attending Shorter, receiving my BSBA, made it possible for me to go to school while working full time. The Professional Program extended an exceptional learning experience. Time constraints, established family, and a full time job were life detemining factors that this program allowed me to embrace, while earning a degree at the same time. The flexibility of the program is unmatched and I am forever grateful for my expereience.