Shorter University-College of Adult and Professional Programs, ROME, GEORGIA

    Rome, GeorgiaLocation
    FacultySchool type
    EStd 1873established year

    Shorter University-College of Adult and Professional Programs: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university offering a diversified range of courses and study options to the national and international students. Since 1873, the University is giving priority to quality education with commitment towards Christian leadership and global services while offering a biblical worldview to the students coming from different parts of the world. The university offers bachelor’s degrees in 40 different areas of study, online courses, degree programs, undergraduate programs to the learners.

    Shorter offers courses in Music, which are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Also, the Teacher Education programs at Shorter University have received approval by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. It has also received accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree courses to the students.

    With intramural events like athletic tournaments and theater productions, there is always something happening at Shorter.

    Shorter University Rankings

    According to the U.S. News University Rankings for the year 2020, Shorter University ranks at - 

    • #85 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • #96-#122 in Regional Universities South Rankings for the year 2020 places the university at - 

    • #61 among Most Conservative Colleges in America
    • #15 for Best College Athletics in Georgia

    Shorter University ranks among the top 25 most beautiful colleges and universities in the South, according to the Christian Universities online.

    Furthermore, the university is regularly ranked among the Best Southeastern Colleges as per Princeton Review. 


    College Type Private
    Campus Setting Urban
    Establishment year 1873
    Mode of Application Online
    Test scores accepted SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS
    Mode of Program Full time/Online
    Student/Faculty Ratio 11:1
    Number of Student Organizations 35+
    Number of NCAA teams 21
    Admission Helpline Telephone: + (404) 679-4500
    Official Website

    Programs, Campus, and Accommodation


    • The university offers numerous courses to the students coming from other parts of the world. The course catalog provides undergraduate and graduate programs through various colleges and schools including Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing, College of Adult & Professional Programs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics among many others.
    • The Online Programs at the university are designed to offer a Christ-centered experience to the students along with providing flexibility to students study as per their comfort. The online programs feature shortened 8-week terms and the entire course work can be completed online.
    • Some of the popular courses in majors include Associate of Science (Online), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing to name a few.


    The university has a dynamic campus life. Thanks to its intramural athletics teams and student organizations. With intercollegiate athletics, marching bands, Greek life, and much more, students can choose to get involved in their choice of student activity. 

    College Campus
    • Shorter University offers a wide range of activities to help students grow intellectually and spiritually. The students can take part in different actives and student organizations including student government, Miss Shorter Pageant, Shorter orientation staff, dance team, and much more.
    • Students can also choose from various student assistance services from counseling, tutoring, career center, student support services, to a lot more. All of these services are free of cost and do not need any extra charges for the same.

    The campus also boasts a Starbucks and grill along with several other necessities such as international student services, recreation centers, post-offices, etc. 


    • Housing options for students at Shorter include residence halls located near the center of campus, making it easier for the students to get to class and back quickly. Each room includes a twin size bed, desk, and dresser.
    • The university is named among the safest campuses in Georgia and offers 24/7 security services to all the students living at the campus.
    University Student Residence
    • Residence halls available at the university are gender-specific. Female students are accommodated at the Cooper and Van Hoose Halls, Newman Hall, New Residence Hall, and Bass Village while hall options for male students consist of Hazel Eubanks and Roberts Hall, Mallary Apartments, Townes Apartments, and Bass Village.

    Quick fact: All residence halls are placed at the center of the campus except Bass Village, which is located at the bottom of the hill. 

    Shorter University College of Adult and Professional Programs Admission Process

    • Where to Apply: International students can apply through the university’s official application portal or through registered agents
    • Application Deadline: Interested candidates looking to get admissions to the university are requested to apply by July 15. Also, students are advised to submit the necessary documents prior to the deadline, allowing Shorter enough time for verification
    • Application fee: 25 USD non-refundable application fee is required
    • How to Apply: All candidates are required to submit the following in order to apply - 
      • Completed university application
      • Academic transcript(s)
      • English Proficiency Test scores
    Test Scores
    TOEFL - iBT; PBT; CBT 61; 500; 173
    IELTS 5.0 or higher
    • Proof of financial statement 
    • SAT scores; with a minimum of 450 in Critical Reading, Math, and Written Essay. 
    • A composite score of 19 in ACT 

    Additional requirements to apply may include a copy of - Passport issued by official authorities, Birth certificate, valid student Visa, proof of financial resources, Letter of Recommendation, Personal written statement. 

    Note - graduates are required to obtain a score of 68 in TOEFL iBT

    Shorter University – College of Adult and Professional Programs Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of tuition and other expenses are as follows

    Undergraduate Course Fees(USD)
    Tuition 21,940
    General Fees 430
    Misc. Expenses and Books 3,960
    Estimated Total 35,730

    For graduates

    Graduate Course Fees(USD)
    Tuition (for the entire program) 19,000
    Tuition (per year of I20) 12,667
    Books (per year) 1,600
    Misc. Expenses 6,380
    Estimated Total 31,097

    Shorter University – College of Adult and Professional Programs Cost of Accommodation

    Expense Cost(USD)
    Living expenses (double/shared accommodation) 9,400 (For UG students)
    Living expenses (per year) 10,450 (For Graduate students)
    Meals 1,850(Semester)

    Quick fact: The average marks scored in SAT and ACT by a Shorter University freshmen are 1376 and 21 respectively.

    Shorter University Scholarships

    Types of Scholarships

    Scholarship Details
    Academic Merit Scholarships The amount of this scholarship varies from 1,200 USD - 8,000 USD.
    Shorter Excellence Scholarship Resident students will get 4000 USD Shorter Excellence Scholarship while a commuter student will get USD 200
    Shorter Scholars Program Available on completion of a separate scholarship application, the scholarships are awarded to a limited number of applicants. The aid amount may cover full tuition expenses.

    Moreover, scholarships for international candidates applying for graduate courses can be availed as well. Interested students are advised to shoot their queries at or for further details.

    Quick fact: 99% of the students at Shorter University receive some sort of financial aid. 

    Shorter University Alumni

    Notable alumni at the university include - Vivian Louise Aunspaugh, renowned painter and art teacher, Tennessee businesswoman and politician Marilyn Lloyd, opera singer Jamie Barton among many others. The Alumni Association at Shorter is aimed at promoting a spirit of fellowship among alumni by giving them a chance to take part in a wide range of events and activities and to raise funds for alumni scholarships as well. Also, Career counseling, career networking, and résumé assistance are provided to alumni.


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    Shorter University-College of Adult and Professional Programs Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
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    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $21,940 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    4 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Shorter University-College of Adult and Professional Programs Acceptance Rate

    57.0 %

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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $21,940 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $15,450 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,575 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $8,655 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $4,725 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,335 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,335 / Year


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    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

    8.4 out of 10


    7.8 /10

    My cousin who is settled down in the USA had advised me to take admission to this college. I had to fill a common application form through its website. I also paid $25 as an application fee. My score of 8.9 GPA in 12th was also taken into account while taking admission.

    Course Curriculum


    The course was very diverse and provided knowledge of various subjects. The course helped me work on my Oral Communication Skills, Research skills, Critical thinking and problem-solving.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.0 /10

    I had filled the application form for 3-4 colleges but my education counselor advised me to take admission in this college. I had submitted a common application form and for that, I had to pay $25 as an application fee. They also reviewed my 12th score of 9.1 GPA.

    Course Curriculum


    The course was very diverse and helped me built my base. I had studied subjects such as Organizational Communication, Advertising/Public Relations, Digital Production. All the subjects were very vast and resourceful.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    My parents want me to pursue a bachelor's from the USA so I shortlisted some of the top colleges in the USA including the shorter University. I had given the written exam for many of the universities but I got selected by the shorter University and the curriculum that I wanted Hotstar highest acceptance ratio, as well as the carrier perspective of the curriculum at the shorter University, is high so I choose the university. The application fee of $25 was paid by me for the online portal.

    Course Curriculum


    The program is very flexible as well as it has provided me with a lot of skills and knowledge in the diverse field of chemistry. The course contains both practical and theoretical topics. There was a lot of hands-on experience with modern instruments in the first half of the curriculum. The curriculum surely seems to provide a good career in a diverse world.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    9.0 /10

    I am a science enthusiast and I've always wanted to have a broad life science background so I decided to pursue a course in a University which offers me excellence in the field of life sciences and the shorter University Met My criteria and it's satisfied all my enthusiasm as the curriculum offered here is best in the field of life sciences as well as the alumni of the college is also known in various fields. For the admission process, I choose the online method and paid the application fees of around $25.

    Course Curriculum


    The course satisfied my enthusiasm of having a broad overview in life sciences. The program provided me with the option of having concentration in either human life sciences or environmental studies but due to my enthusiasm in life sciences I opted for the human life sciences. The course is up to the mark and the curriculum is very well designed. I am clearly practicing for the research work and the curriculum is providing me big perspective towards research projects.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    315 Shorter Ave, Rome, GA 30165

    Nearby this capmus

    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Airport

    Book Store

    Shorter University Bookstore0.33 km
    Homeschool Book Lounge1.79 km
    Yellow Door Antiques and Art1.97 km
    Dogwood Books2.01 km
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    Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant0.77 km
    Moe's Southwest Grill0.79 km
    Circle K0.96 km
    Cook Out1.29 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Alto Plaza0.69 km
    Charles Hight Square1.48 km
    Riverwalk2.20 km
    Village Shopping Center2.41 km
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    Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria International Airport8041.76 km
    Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport8096.80 km
    Rome Metropolitan Area8108.87 km
    Pratica di Mare Air Base8119.27 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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