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Shorter University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,642, its setting is city, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Shorter University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $18,830 (2012-13).
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Shorter College has a rich history of providing students with a quality education in an intentionally Christian atmosphere. During their time on campus, students are encouraged to achieve their maximum potential and challenged to accept the responsibilities of leadership in their professions, their communities and their churches. Highly qualified faculty nurture students as individuals, providing personalized instruction. Shorter has an impressive record of placing students in graduate and professional schools and scholars continue to win national awards in a variety of academic venues. Shorter College, a personalized education that produces outstanding results.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Southern Baptist|
When applying to Shorter University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Shorter University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||65.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Shorter University is 13:1, and the school has 49.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Shorter University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Visual and Performing Arts; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.7 percent.
Shorter University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,642, with a gender distribution of 46.2 percent male students and 53.8 percent female students. At this school, 48.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53.0 percent of students live off campus. Shorter University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Shorter University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Shorter University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Shorter University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Shorter University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Shorter University, 41.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,540.
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|Tuition and fees||$18,830 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,000 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data