Future Students


Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, associate’s, and master’s programs.

Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students meet their full potential inside and outside of the classroom, so that they can fully meet the plans God has for them. We offer a welcoming student body that helps new students feel a part of the Shorter community from the moment they step on campus.

Transforming Lives through Christ is Shorter’s motto, and it is our hope and prayer that you will be transformed through the opportunities to know our Lord inside and outside of the classroom.

Come for a visit!

A personal visit is the best way to know if Shorter is right for you. We encourage you and your family to be our guests. Bring a friend along, if you like. Meet our students, visit classes, talk to professors, and see the campus. We have Open House programs in the Fall and Spring, but you are welcome any time.

Call us at the Office of Admissions a week ahead at 706-233-7319 or email us at admissions@shorter.edu to arrange your visit.

Apply Now

If you already know that Shorter is the place for you, apply now. Our admissions counselors are available to answer any questions you may have during the application process.


Shorter University strives to enroll a diverse student body to provide the best possible learning environment in a Christian, liberal arts setting.