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Shorter College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1873
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,044
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $19,856,646
Admissions Address

315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165-4298

Website

http://www.shorter.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@shorter.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: August 17
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. John Head
Admissions office telephone: (800) 868-6980
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 17
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.shorter.edu/coming/hr_application.asp#on  
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by April 10)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 0 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 0 N/A
History 3 N/A
Academic electives 0 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 1,185
Total acceptances: 902
Total freshman enrollment: 311
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 623
Male acceptances: 447
Male freshman enrollment: 173
 
Female applicants: 562
Female acceptances: 455
Female freshman enrollment: 138
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 71%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 73%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 - 560
Math: 440 - 560
Combined: 880 - 1120


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 1.6%
600-699 15.4% 9.9%
500-599 33.6% 37.6%
400-499 37.6% 40.3%
300-399 10.7% 10.7%
200-299 0.8% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 48%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 - 23
Math: 16 - 23
Composite: 17 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.7% 3.4% 1.3%
24-29 21.2% 20.8% 18.1%
18-23 50.3% 40.9% 44.3%
12-17 27.8% 31.5% 36.2%
6-11 0.0% 3.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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