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Study at Shorter College

Shorter College is located in Rome, Georgia, United States. It was founded in the year 1873 and known as the Cherokee Baptist Female College. There are six degree-granting academic schools under this college. They are:

  • School of the Arts
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education and Social Sciences
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Science and Mathematics
Shorter College's sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks. The men's teams participate in basketball, baseball, cross country, football, track and field, soccer, golf, and tennis. The women's teams compete in basketball, cross country, track and field, soccer, golf, tennis, softball, and volleyball.

Profile of Shorter College

Shorter College is located in a small city, in Rome, GA. The school is officially a Baptist school. Shorter College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about Shorter College is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at the school often study science, music, drama and performing arts, and conservation and resource management.

Shorter College Selectivity

The admissions department at Shorter College does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 440 to 550 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 550 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at Shorter College benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Shorter College offers classes to 1, 035 students (1, 011 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference and Mid-South Conference competitions. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The Mission of Shorter College 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 College seeks to accomplish this Mission through quality undergraduate liberal arts programs, specialized professional programs, and select graduate programs. Geographically distant locations provide educational opportunities to individuals who are unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The College affirms a commitment to the Christian faith and strives to integrate Christian values within a nurturing community in its whole process of education. "

Shorter College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management41business management, accounting, managerial economics
Liberal Arts31history, English, general studies, Spanish language, sociology, international studies, French language, economics
Education and Teaching23elementary school teaching, music teaching, math teaching, middle school teaching
Science17biology, chemistry
Music14voice, piano, music performance
Therapy and Counselling13psychology
Religion and Philosophy10pre-ministerial studies, religion, religious music
Media6public relations, communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Fine Arts1fine arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1parks and recreation studies

Contact: Shorter College

Shorter College

315 Shorter Ave

Rome, GA 30165

General Phone: (706) 291-2121


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