See what students say:


Shorter University, a “small, Christian, liberal arts university” in Rome, Georgia, provides an “atmosphere that not only develops the student academically, but invests in their lives spiritually.” Overall students say they are “completely satisfied with [their] overall academic experience” and “absolutely enjoy every one of [their] professors.” The small student body and low student-to-faculty ratio means that everyone gets plenty of attention: “Small class sizes encourage relationships with professors, who are then able to give individual help to each student.” In the classroom “professors are very interactive and want to involve the students” in lectures and discussion, and they take time to get to “know each and everyone of their students.” Faculty are also “willing to help you outside of class,” and make themselves “available not only for class purposes, but also for spiritual uplifting purposes, which is very encouraging for students.” Indeed, many students are attracted to Shorter’s faith-based education and explain, “We do our best to transform lives through Christ by using Christian-centered critical thinking.” However, some students clamor for a greater variety of academic offerings and a greater availability of classes that cover specialized subjects. Many students “feel like the facilities need to be improved.” One student complains that “the science labs are abysmal and need to be restructured,” while another agrees that the school needs to increase science funding “so that we can have undergraduate research opportunities and have state-of-the-art labs.”

Student Body

Most students are “white and Southern Baptist” and demonstrate “the typical Southern hospitality.” Students say that everyone on campus “is nice and small-talk friendly” and “usually students fit in pretty well . . . because everyone tries to take the time to get to know others.” But students often find “close friends within [their] departments” because “small class sizes have the same people in a lot of your same classes.” Shorter maintains a close-knit community, and “most of the students here are also athletes or heavily involved in the school somehow.” One student explains, “Outside of academics, there are three main veins of activity that the majority of students are involved in: Greek life, athletics, or theater. There is overlap between these social groups, which allows for relationships between students outside of their normal circle.”

Campus Life

“The environment is uplifting and interactive” at Shorter. Students say life on this faith-based campus “revolves around fellowship,” and “because it is a smaller school you tend you get to know everyone.” “We stay up late playing guitar and singing or playing board/card games,” one student explains, but Shorter maintains a strictly dry campus and “there isn’t much of a night life like there would be in other cities.” Nonetheless, “Downtown Rome is beautiful, with a bridge lit up every night and an old “Main Street USA” offering a safe and relaxing setting for an afternoon or evening off campus.” On campus students “bring homework or guitars outside on a nice day; sometimes the faculty and staff join in these spontaneous outdoor gatherings.” For adventure “students go on hikes in the nearby woods and mountains, stroll down old downtown, have movie nights, and even take over a building for nerf night.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Patrick McElhaney
Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fitton Student Union
Winthrop-King Activities Center
Brookes Chapel
Ledbetter Baseball Complex
Ledbetter College of Business

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Horseleg Creek Art Center (Shorter Property)
Historic Downtown
Chieftains Museum
Mt. Berry Square Mall
Rome Braves Baseball

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Feb. 19

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is 1.5 hours from the campus. Shuttle service is available through Shuttle Tran at 706-235-5466. Greyhound operates to Rome; no train service is available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From North: Take 1-75 South to exit 312. Take Hwy 53 south to Rome. Turn right on GA Hwy 20 West (Turner McCall Blvd) and continue 3 miles. The college is on the left, mile past Floyd Medical Center From South: Take I-75 North to exit 290. Follow GA Hwy 411/20 West to Rome. Once in Rome, continue 5 miles on GA Hwy 20. The college is on the left, mile past Floyd Medical Center.

Local Accommodations
Within 5 miles: Days Inn, 706-295-0400; Hampton Inn, 706-232-9551; Best Western 706-234-3161; Jameson Inn, 706-291-7797; Claremont House Bed and Breakfast, 706-291-0900


Applicants: 1,944
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Average HS GPA: 3.32



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