Chances of getting into Shorter University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.4%
Admission Difficulty for Shorter University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Shorter and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 919 out of 1,722 applicants were admitted making Shorter a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Shorter University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Shorter SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
56%
SAT Scores for Shorter University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Shorter University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1060

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Shorter University?

Shorter University typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #32 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Shorter University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >66%
1060 to 1160 Avg + 53%-66%
960 to 1060 Avg - 40%-53%
860 to 960 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 860 Low <28%
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Shorter ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
ACT Scores for Shorter University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Shorter University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Shorter?

Admission data indicates that Shorter regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shorter University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Shorter University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >67%
20 to 24 Avg + 53%-67%
17 to 20 Avg - 42%-53%
14 to 17 Reach 31%-42%
Less than 14 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.25
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Shorter University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Shorter University was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Shorter accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Shorter University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 2% Reach

High School Class Rank

High School Class Rank for admitted Shorter University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 40%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Shorter University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 907 815 1,722
Accepted 491 428 919
Acceptance Rate 54% 53% 53%
Enrolled 131 134 265
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 31% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shorter University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Shorter University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Shorter University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140988 IPEDS survey data for Shorter University.