Shorter University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Shorter University

Shorter University is now a private, coeducational liberal arts institution associated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. Undergraduates can select from over 50 academic programs, with business and education being the most popular. Academics are backed by a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and the institution takes pride in the personal attention students receive from the faculty and staff. Student life is robust with a wide range of organizations and clubs, including a small fraternity and sorority system. The Shorter Hawks play in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. The institution sponsors 13 sports for men and 12 for women.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,452 (1,352 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male/58% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $22,370
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $9,400
  • Other Expenses: $2,160
  • Total Cost: $35,130

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,455
    • Loans: $7,226

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Sport Management

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 55%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field

Overview of Shorter University Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 57%, Shorter University admits the majority of applicants each year. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Shorter University Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 470/580
    • SAT Math: 450/560
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/24
    • ACT English: 16/24
    • ACT Math: 16/23
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Shorter University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Shorter University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Shorter University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of California, Merced, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, La Salle University, Liberty University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Shorter University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to Shorter University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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