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Chances of getting into Shorter University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60.3%
Admission Difficulty for Shorter University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Shorter and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 991 out of 1,643 applicants were admitted making Shorter a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  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 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Shorter University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shorter SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Shorter University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Shorter University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
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 prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #28 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Shorter University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >72%
1030 to 1130 Avg + 60%-72%
930 to 1030 Avg - 47%-60%
830 to 930 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 830 Low <34%
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Shorter ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Shorter University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Shorter University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
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 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 16 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shorter University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Shorter University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >74%
20 to 23 Avg + 60%-74%
18 to 20 Avg - 50%-60%
16 to 18 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 16 Low <39%
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Shorter GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.25
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Shorter University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Shorter. 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 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Shorter University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Shorter University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 851 792 1,643
Accepted 500 491 991
Acceptance Rate 59% 62% 60%
Enrolled 157 166 323
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 34% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
245

Applicants have 245 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Shorter University is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shorter University and what student information is used for 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 Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does Shorter University prefer SAT or ACT?

61% of students submit their SAT scores to Shorter. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Shorter University?

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Shorter. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Shorter University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1130. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Shorter University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.