#13 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

Shorter University

Rome, Georgia

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Shorter University overview
Location Rome, Georgia
Online shorter.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Shorter University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Shorter University, located in Rome, Georgia, is a private, Christian liberal arts university established in 1873. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, it rests amidst the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, approximately 70 miles northwest of Atlanta, providing a scenic campus setting. The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on business administration, education, and nursing. Admission to Shorter University is moderately selective, inviting a diverse student body from various backgrounds. Students have the opportunity for on-campus living with multiple housing options. Recognized for integrating faith with learning, Shorter University maintains traditional values while fostering academic growth.

In the most recent statistical year 871 prospective students applied, and 849 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 267 enrolled in the school.  1,175 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 340 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $22,380 plus fees of $430. Shorter is ranked 872 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Shorter is rated within the lower 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Shorter University overview
SAT 960/1290
ACT 17/25
GPA 3.25

Applications Accepted

Shorter University overview
Applications Due Aug 25, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Shorter University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$430
Room and Board $9,400
Budget for Other Expenses$2,160
Total One Year Cost$35,570

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Shorter University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 26%
Education 17%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%
Biology 7%

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