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 930 - 1130, 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 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at Shorter University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 33 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Shorter Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Shorter University was reported as 60.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,640 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 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Shorter University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.2%
  • 2017-2018: 53.4%
  • 2018-2019: 56.5%
  • 2019-2020: 60.3%
  • Projected Shorter Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 54.0%

How Does Shorter Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Shorter University is six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Berry College70.6%
Reinhardt University92.0%
Life University95.6%
Covenant College98.2%
Oglethorpe University67.6%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Shorter (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math470 - 560
Total Score930 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 22
Composite Score18 - 23
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