About Shorter University

Founded in 1873, Shorter University. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,419 full time undergraduate students, and 88 full time graduate students.

The Shorter University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 89 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Shorter University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate61%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range830-1070
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at SU are considered Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Shorter University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Shorter University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    35 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    25 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    38 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    44 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    44 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    44 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    44 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    44 Students rated academics 4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Shorter University?

18 Students rated Shorter University


This school is amazing. I wouldn’t change my choice ever. Things are always happening and people are always involved. Student life plans multiple events every month and keeps students on their toes. There are plenty of ways to stay active and stay busy after you finish studying.


Shorter University is an amazing school! They care very rigorously about their students' education, but care even more so for their spiritual growth, which is my favorite thing about this school. The professors are the best of the best and are always available. It is a small school which means everyone knows each other and is very friendly.


Shorter University is overall a great school with an inviting community. I've always felt at home here, my professors have all been wonderful and helped to lead me. My only complaint would be that campus life can get a bit dull sometimes. However, Rome is a great little town and there's usually something fun happening downtown! Shorter is a school that will give you great academics, great leadership skills, wonderful opportunities to be involved in the community, and most importantly, a place to call home.


It is a blessing sent from Heaven! I have visited many schools but this one was different. Right when I stepped on campus this feeling came over me, it was home. Moreover, academics are amazing, the christian faith is true and the opportunities offered to students are outstanding! I will be a freshman in the fall and I cannot tell you how excited I am to begin this new chapter of my life of the grounds of SU. What truly stood out was the environment and how everyone is like a family. I want to experience that and everything else it has to offer even if I have to commute, this school is worth it.

Shorter University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Shorter University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Shorter University is 61%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would have told myself to stay focused and do not procrastinate and get your education. I should have started my degree when I first came to this country and my brain was young and fresh.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I am proud to say that I am an Alumni from Shorter who recently returned to finish my Bachelors in Nursing. I have enjoyed my time at this University and have had some of the best Professors! The campus is beautiful, and the Nursing School offers awesome SImulation Labs to enhance my Nursing skills.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any one who wants to better themselves and improve their life.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Shorter College is school filled with good people who care about education in a healthy and comfortable manner.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    very focused, very well time managed, light hearted, witty

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    How Much fun i have working with my class mates and teacher , and how much i have learned

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The school is a very stong Christain focus in all the events. This can become a little overwhelming for a new student.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Shorter is the excellent community of learners and educators that exist there. Students and teachers maintain an excellent rapport. Students are encouraged to try new things. Students are challenged to push themselves in order to grow academically. Teachers never expect less than their students' best. The campus maintains the high quality of a much larger school, while located in a small town community. Programs are designed to allow students to take part in community outreach activities, which will further prepare them for being positive contributors to society in life. Shorter is the best university around, period!

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.


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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Shorter is a Christian established school and I believe that anyone is allowed to attend this school. Religion is for everyone and the Christian thing to do is to accept anyone who wants to become part of this establishment.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    This school does not academically prepare you for graduate school at any institution other than their own. This school is highly conservative and strongly emphasizes Southern Baptist principles. This school is willing to sacrifice the quality of its education and support due to the religious beliefes of the faculty and staff. This school is more for students who are not quite ready to attend college. This school does not help you find a job or graduate school effectively. This school is not supportive of scientific or technological fields due to their religious position.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The faculty turnover rate is high and thus sometimes you will have too big a variety of teachers.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Shorter University receive some sort of financial aid. 52% were awarded federal grants. While 70% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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