Shimer College

Overview of Shimer College

Students attend Shimer College in Chicago, IL, a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Shimer College degrees go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts, science.

Shimer College Selectivity

Applicants to Shimer College appreciate its open admissions policy.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

There are 76 students at Shimer College (as of 2007-2008).

More complete details are provided below.

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Shimer College
3424 South State Street
Chicago , IL 60616
General Phone: (312) 235-3500

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Shimer College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts17liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services
Science1natural sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Shimer College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree184

Shimer College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Shimer College had a total enrollment of 76 students (62 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 20%
20-21 14%
22-24 21%
25-29 22%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 8%

Shimer College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %

Shimer College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Shimer College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,795
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,795
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Shimer College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 175600)

Shimer College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track63

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year6$39,0003$38,967
All faculty totalacademic year6$39,0003$38,967

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Shimer College Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Natural Sciences

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Shimer College Highlights

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What Sets Shimer College Apart:

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