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Shorter University (Shorter) is a liberal arts university located in Georgia, United States. Shorter offers a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs through 6 academic faculties, including: College of Arts and Sciences; Ledbetter College of Business; School of Education; and the Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing.
  • Average Tuition USD 21,940
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • Students 1,342
  • International Students 2.5%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 27,070
  • Intakes August, January
  • Transfer yes
  • Campus Setting Suburban

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School Description

Shorter University (Shorter) is home to over 1,000 students. Students at Shorter are offered a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs, including Marketing, Theater, Human Services, Political Science, and History. Students at Shorter have the opportunity to fully experience university life through various events and activities. Shorter offers a range of student clubs and organizations, athletics events, and the chance to join fraternities or sororities. The Shorter Career Center provides career guidance, along with help locating job openings. Moreover, counseling and health support services are also offered. The Shorter campus is equipped with a Wellness Center, the Martha’s Cellar game room, the Connor Museum, and multiple libraries, among other facilities. On-campus accommodation is offered to all students at Shorter.
  • 01Shorter was ranked 27th in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities Ranking (South) for 2019.
  • 02Shorter has a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1, allowing students to learn in a more personal and focused environment.
  • 03All degree programs at Shorter are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Bachelor Programs

  • 315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States
    USD 21,940 Tuition Fee


    This degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in the various fields of accounting and management, including careers in public accounting firms, corporate firms, and governmental and not-for-profit orga more
  • 315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States
    USD 21,940 Tuition Fee

    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  

  • 315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States
    USD 21,940 Tuition Fee


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

  • 315 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165, United States
    USD 21,940 Tuition Fee


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


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Admission Requirements

  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 12971
  • Minimum GPA 2.25
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00
  • Minimum SAT 900
  • Minimum ACT 16


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    International students may apply for financial aid if they are eligible.

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    Established in 1873

    Shorter University is featured on many prestigious rankings. It is regarded as Best in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, 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. among others. 

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