Shorter University

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Shorter University is a private, Christian higher education institution that admits both men and women students. Founded in 1873 in the Southern United States, this liberal arts school was originally affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. Today, Shorter University is located in Rome, Georgia.

With individual academic schools dedicated to seven different academic and career-oriented disciplines, Shorter University awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Shorter has total enrollment of about 3,500 traditional and non-traditional students each year. Well-equipped with academic buildings and residence halls, the campus is located on an 155 acres about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Shorter University offers graduate programs and adult education courses at its satellite campuses in North Atlanta, Riverdale, and Duluth. The university also operates the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business and the School of Nursing.

In addition to a comprehensive academic offering, Shorter University offers many extracurricular activities for students. Wearing the school colors, blue and white, student athletes and fans enjoy a nationally-recognized athletics program. Formerly part of the NAIA, the Shorter Hawks are moving up to the NCAA II Division and the Gulf South Conference. Students at Shorter also have the opportunity to join fraternities and sororities, take part in clubs and honor societies, and work in school organizations. The student population at Shorter University is 91% Georgian, 6% out-of-state, and 3% international.

General Information

Admission Office
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165
(706) 233-7319
(800) 868-6980
Fax: (706) 233-7224

Contact: John Head
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165
(706) 291-2121

Total undergrads: 1,136
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 330
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,116

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 61%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Sports Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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