315 Shorter Avenue Rome, GA 30165-4298 706-233-7319
http://www.shorter.edu admissions@shorter.edu
About Shorter College
  • Year of Foundation 1873
  • Size of Campus 150 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 967
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 49%, 51%, 9%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $16,700
  • Room and Board $8,200
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 1,194
The Mission of Shorter University is to provide quality higher education, enabling and encouraging student commitment to active life-long learning, personal spiritual values, responsible citizenship, and community and societal leadership in a global context. The University seeks to accomplish this Mission through quality undergraduate liberal arts programs, specialized professional programs, and select graduate programs. Geographically distant locations and online classes provide educational opportunities to individuals who are unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The University affirms a commitment to the Christian faith and strives to integrate Christian values within a nurturing community within its whole process of education.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Midnight Breakfast (faculty/staff serve students), Moonshine Run, Homecoming, Hillfest (competitive games), theatrical productions, Chorale concerts,
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members 7%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Argonauts (senior local), Alpha Sigma (sophomore local), Beta Beta Beta, Lambda Pi Eta, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Tau Delta, Theta Alpha Kappa
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Shorter Christian Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students, Episcopal Student Association, Presbyterian Student Association
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 32%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Shorter NET (interracial), Shorter International Student Organization
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Distance to nearest bus none
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Atlanta (75), Chattanooga (80)
  • Distance to nearest train Atlanta (75)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 27%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (45%), men's dorms (35%), apartment for single students (20%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 13%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 11
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 40%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 64%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 20%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 62%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,200
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 135,806
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,227
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Subscriptions 582
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, religious
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 65
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 10
  • Number Of Microforms 7,592
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Museums The College Museum, housed in the Welcome Center building, documents the 130-year history of the college.
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 550
  • Number of e-books 38,312
  • Computer Courses Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,200
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Educational Institutions, Health Care Institutions, Accounting and Banking Institutions, Churches and Missions
  • Employed Students after 2 years 85%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 20%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 84%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Town