If you are applying to Shorter University, the regular decision application deadline is August 25 and the fee for the application costs $25.
The following is an overiew of some of Shorter University's admissions stats.
|Shorter University 2022||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 and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||46%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||51%|
These are the application deadlines for Shorter University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 25||––|
Shorter University does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Shorter University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating 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 stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Shorter University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Shorter University for more information on admission factors.
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)||2|
|Other Requirements||√||audition for music and theater programs|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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%.
At Shorter University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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.
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.
Shorter University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
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 2021, 46% of Shorter University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
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.
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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
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 but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Shorter University?
✅ Shorter University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
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.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1160 and Above
950 to 1160
950 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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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