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Colleges / Shorter University

Shorter University

Rome, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate61%

Shorter University Admissions

Shorter University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Shorter University is 61%. Last year, 1,820 students applied to Shorter University and 1,113 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Shorter University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/25 and the fee for the application costs $25.

Shorter University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Shorter University's admissions stats.

Shorter University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Mean SAT Score 1055
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 46%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 51%
Waitlist No

Shorter University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Shorter University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 25

Want to Apply Early to Shorter University?

Shorter University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Shorter University Admissions

Transferring to Shorter University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Shorter University

Shorter University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Shorter University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Shorter University

What does Shorter University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Talent/Ability Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Shorter University for more information on admission factors.

Shorter University Application Requirements

To apply to Shorter University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Shorter University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements audition for music and theater programs
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Shorter University?

Students admitted to Shorter University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2. Shorter University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Shorter University 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Shorter University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Shorter University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Shorter University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 46% of Shorter University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Shorter University?

To be competitive with other Shorter University applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Shorter University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Shorter University student is 1055.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Shorter University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Shorter University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Shorter University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Shorter University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Shorter University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Shorter University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Shorter University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 25.

Transfer students can enroll in Shorter University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Shorter University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Shorter University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Shorter University.

Does Shorter University accept transfer credits?

✅ Shorter University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Shorter University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Shorter University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Shorter University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Shorter University?

✅ Shorter University is not test optional.

What is Shorter University's acceptance rate?

✅ Shorter University's acceptance rate is 61%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Shorter University?

❌ Shorter University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Shorter University?

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Shorter University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Shorter University? Shorter University is a somewhat selective institution. The Shorter University acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 61 out of every 100 applicants.


Shorter University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 25

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 25

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Shorter University is Aug 25.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Shorter University is Aug 25.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Shorter University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1160


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


950 to 1160


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Shorter University students is 1055. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Shorter University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Shorter University.

Shorter University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Shorter University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.25. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 25
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