Shorter University

315 Shorter Ave, Rome, GA 30165

About Shorter University

Shorter University is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors.. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this four-year bachelor’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,205
Student Age% Under 2594%
 % 25 and Over6%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time97%
 % Part-time3%
Race/Ethnicity% White75.2%
 % Black13.9%
 % Asian0.7%
 % Latino2.1%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Race Unknown3.0%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyAdvertising
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted62%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled37%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT72%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT54%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Writing400 / 800520 / 800
 SAT Math430 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3623 / 36
 ACT English16 / 3623
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math17 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$17,070
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,070
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid99%
 % Undergraduates with Loans61%
 % Undergraduates with Grants99%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,200
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,600
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,930
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$6,830
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,780

Neighborhood Data for the Rome Area

Median Age34.2
Median Household Income$33,719
Total Population36,239
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.7% 52.3%
 Age 0-950.7%49.3%
 Age 10-1755.5%44.5%
 Age 18-2449.7%50.3%
 Age 25-2949.9%50.1%
 Age 30-3950.4%49.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White61.4%
 % Black28.1%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino15.3%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.8%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,200
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,600
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$473
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50052.7%57.4%14.0%
 $500 to $74921.8%25.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9996.2%7.1%31.7%
 Over $100019.3%9.7%10.2%
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