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Shimer College


Established in 1853, Shimer College is among the finest higher learning institutions in the state of Illinois. This prestigious Illinois higher learning school was founded by Frances Wood Shimer and initially it was a non-denominational co-educational seminary. Nestled just minutes from all the sparkling attractions of downtown Chicago, Shimer College is a not-for-profit, private and liberal arts college in the U.S. The college is highly acclaimed for its intellectual atmosphere, great books and small class sizes. Total enrollment of Shimer College is less than 150 students and it is among the smallest liberal arts colleges in the country.

Courses Details:

Small class size and renowned faculty members ensure excellent learning at Shimer College. Although the college is well known for its programs on science and liberal arts, the courses also include:

Liberal Arts

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

  • Natural Sciences

    At Shimer College, Illinois, the students are offered with undergraduate Weekend Program. This is especially designed for the working adults. The classes are held on the college campus every third weekend during the school year. The courses are same as the Weekday Program and thus the students can finish the total program in four years duration. Moreover, students with credits from different college or university could even complete their graduation even earlier than that. Admission Procedures:

    All applicants get the chance to study at Shimer College as the college offers open admission policy. Students can also apply online. Along with the completed admission from, the students are required to submit SAT and ACT scores, an essay and for the students whose first language is not English have to submit TOFEL score. Transfer students are also not ignored at Shimer College.

    Accommodation facilities

    Shimer College does not provide the students with accommodation facilities. But the city of Chicago is in proximity and here plenty of options are available in the form of hotels, motels and apartment which are very much reasonable as well.

    Contact Details:

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