Shorter University (Shorter)

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Shorter University can be found in Rome, GA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Shorter University.

Most of the students admitted to Shorter got an SAT score between 1230 - 1560, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 18 - 23. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Shorter average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. An estimated 70 percent of all applicant were accepted at Shorter University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 28 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Shorter Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Shorter University was reported as 68.1% in Fall 2013 with over 1,600 college applications submitted to Shorter. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Shorter SAT Scores: 1230 - 1560
  • Shorter ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Shorter Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Shorter University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Shorter, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Shorter University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 65.1%
  • 2010-2011: 62.3%
  • 2011-2012: 65.0%
  • 2012-2013: 64.4%
  • 2013-2014: 68.1%
  • Projected Shorter Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 65.7%

How Does Shorter Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Shorter University is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Berry College60.3%
Reinhardt University51.4%
Life University74.5%
Covenant College57.0%
Tennessee Temple University78.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Shorter (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 530
Math410 - 530
Writing410 - 500
Total Score1230 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 24
Math16 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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