Since its establishment in 1873, Shorter University has committed itself to offering high quality education to students through academic excellence, spiritual growth, Christian leadership and global service. This private, liberal arts institution is located in Rome, Georgia – a short one-hour drive from the teeming metropolis of Atlanta. Steeped in American history, the city of Rome, Georgia exudes Southern hospitality and natural beauty as it sits amongst seven magnificent hills and three convergent rivers.

Read on to find out more about what Shorter University offers international students…  

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Ranked One of the Best Universities in the Region

The prestigious Princeton Review has ranked Shorter University in the “Best in the Southeast” category of its publication, and the renowned US News and World Report ranked the institution as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South. These accolades come as no surprise with the university’s appealing student/faculty ratio of 10:1, ensuring you receive personal attention and support by faculty members. Not to mention the fact that the university professors all possess doctorate degrees from distinguished academic institutions such as Harvard University, Cornell University and the University of Virginia among many others. The standard of education is high and the tight-knit local community supports and encourages all its residents to make the most of what the town has to offer socially and culturally.   

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Enjoy One of the Safest College Campuses in Georgia

Shorter University prides itself in being one of the safest campuses in the great state of Georgia. The college holds a deep sense of responsibility for the security of all its students and works to ensure that you are protected and on a campus safeguarded from harm.  The Department of Campus Safety ensures that all security officers are trained in first aid and CPR, and that they are patrolling the campus at all times of the day and night. Campus security monitors vehicles that go on and off campus, checks suspicious persons and activity, and also enforces college regulations and safety procedures for the betterment of student life.

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Obtain Financial Assistance at Shorter University

Over 95% of Shorter University’s 1,900 students enjoy financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships and loans. As part of their mission to offer an affordable university education to everyone, the university maintains lower tuition costs than most comparable universities. Your first stop in getting financial aid at Shorter University is the Financial Aid office where the friendly staff offers information and advice to help you overcome any financial constraints to completing your higher education at the university. Straightforward information makes the process efficient and easy to understand and rest assured, the team is readily available for any questions or queries you might have pertaining to financial aid.

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Experiences Beyond the Classroom

Shorter University’s philosophy is that learning is had both within and outside the traditional classroom setting. The university provides activities and events for all students, no matter where your interests lie. There are over 35 student organisations, 21 athletic teams, intramural sport events and numerous theatre productions for students to participate in outside of class. You can choose to join fraternities, sororities, the Shorter University International Society or Student Government Associations to name just a few extracurricular activities offered on campus. These experiences outside of the normal academic schedule encourage students to pursue their other interests, and nurture new friendships at Shorter University.  

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Furthering Your Professional and Academic Opportunities

International students can take advantage of the numerous undergraduate and graduate level internship opportunities provided by Shorter University, to gain real-life work experience prior to beginning your professional career. The university helps accommodate internships with private organisations, consulting projects, service-oriented enterprises and also, local, state and federal government departments.

A higher education degree from Shorter University enables you to avail bigger and better opportunities in your future. Graduates from the institution boast an 86% acceptance rate into medical schools, 91% in pharmacy school and 86% in physical therapy and physician assistant programs. Many Shorter University graduates are also accepted into Masters and Ph.D. programs in Division 1 schools such as Auburn University and Louisiana State University. Also, keep in mind that if you choose to enrol in Shorter University’s MBA or Master’s in Management programme, the programme is designed to be completed in only three academic semesters, with no GRE or GMAT required!

Career Services are also always on hand to assist overseas students with finding internships, choosing a major, creating a resume, practicing interview skills and career planning.

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If you are interested in studying at Shorter University's beautiful hilltop campus, check out its undergraduate and postgraduate profiles on SchoolApply and submit your application right away!