PROFILE

Shimer College

About Shimer College


Shimer is a college for students who love to read, write, think. Students read the Great Books of Western culture and discuss their ideas in a class of no more than 12 students who push each other to think more deeply about fundamental questions they may never have considered before. When students graduate they are ready for anything. They will know how to think, listen, communicate and adapt. That's a Shimer education.

About Our Students

FALL 2019 ADMISSIONS   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2019.


Middle 50% SAT Range for Freshman Class   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Mathematics 490 - 570
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 620 - 710

The SAT has two sections (SAT Evidenced Based Reading and Writing and SAT Math), each scored on a scale of 200-800. In the ranges provided for each section below, 25% of freshmen admitted to this institution in the fall of 2019 scored the same as or lower than the first number. Fifty percent of admitted freshmen received scores between the two numbers given, and 25% of admitted freshmen received a score the same as or higher than the second number provided for each section.

FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

Average High School GPA of the Freshman Class
3.13

FALL 2019 FRESHMAN CLASS
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE   Percentages are for the origins of first-time freshmen enrolled in the fall of 2019.

GENDER: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

Women 48%
Men 52%

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What Students Pay

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Our Graduates

Thinking About Life After College

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2019. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2019 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree: 100%

Undergraduate Class Size   Undergraduate Class Size:This table reports on the number of classes by class size that was offered in the fall of 2019. Number of Classes:This is the number of classes per semester. A class is an organized course offered for credit, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion section. Not included in this table is distance learning classes, noncredit classes, individual instruction such as thesis research and music instruction, independent studies, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes.

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 37 0 0 0 37

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Life on Campus

Shimer's location on the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) campus provides our students with an unconditional college experience. Students get full access to the services and activities of IIT. This includes housing, extracurricular activities and cutting-edge technology classes for which Shimer students may cross register.

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