Shorter Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Shorter University
How hard is it to get into Shorter and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,006 out of 1,780 applicants were admitted making Shorter a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has 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 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Shorter SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT61%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Shorter University?
Shorter University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1140 and Above||Good||>69%|
|1030 to 1140||Avg +||57%-69%|
|920 to 1030||Avg -||44%-57%|
|810 to 920||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 810||Low||<31%|
Shorter ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT50%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shorter University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>69%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||57%-69%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||44%-57%|
|15 to 18||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 15||Low||<31%|
Avg. High School GPA3.25
Typical High School GradesB
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 57% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||39%||32%|
What are the requirements for admission to Shorter University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
61% of students submit their SAT scores to Shorter. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
57% of those who apply are granted admission to Shorter. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1140. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.