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Shorter University

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315 Shorter Avenue Rome, GA 30165 706-291-2121


Shorter is a Christian university that offers traditional bachelor's degrees in forty-eight areas of study, undergraduate degree programs for working adults, and master's degree programs. Online courses and degree programs are also available.

There are other locations for nontraditional students in Cobb, Gwinnett, and Riverdale. 

Founded 1873 

Undergraduate enrollment 1,628 (main campus); 816 (satellites) 

Graduate enrollment 164 


Tuition $9,650/semester 

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 49% 

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen 1452 

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 982 

SAT score breakdown 488, critical reading; 494, math; 470, writing 

Average class size for freshman courses 20 

Popular majors biology, business administration, communication, education, music, musical theater

Private, SAT Average: less than 1000, Undergrad Enrollment: less than 3K, University
Campus Setting
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Religiously Affiliated

Tuition Key

$  Less than $10K
$$  $10,000 to 15,000
$$$  $15,000 to 20,000
$$$$  More than $20K

Ranges reflect a school's yearly tuition. Among public schools, in-state tuition is considered.

Editor's Notes

Atlanta magazine's Georgia College Guide directory includes all schools that have campuses in the state, offer four-year undergraduate programs, and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) or, for satellite campuses, regional equivalents in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Tuition figures are undergraduate and do not include fees or room and board.

HOPE figures are consolidated, including standard HOPE and Zell Miller awards.

Many schools still only use math and critical reading SAT scores for admissions. For that reason, we have noted composite math and reading scores to provide consistent comparison. When available we have noted the composite three-part scores. The 2013 Georgia average on the three-part test was 1452, compared with 1498 nationally.

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