Tuition & Fees

$33,790

$33,790

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
66%
600-699
34%
500-599
0
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
34%
500-599
66%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
66%
500-599
34%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
7

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 26
Declined + 5
Total Received 31
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Private (nonprofit)

77

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Shimer is a small independent four-year liberal arts college located just minutes from downtown Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 77
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Chicago, IL

120-acre campus shared with the Illinois Inst of Tech in Chicago (population: 2,718,782). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation to all Metra rail stations in the loop.

Shimer College
3424 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
42%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
66%
600-699
34%
500-599
0
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
34%
500-599
66%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
66%
500-599
34%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 26
Declined + 5
Total Received 31

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Interview
Recommendations

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

B. David Galt
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services
P: 312 235-3555
F: 888 808-3133
admission@shimer.edu

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
General Studies
Humanities
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
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Undergraduate

100%

77
students

Female
47%
36

Male
53%
41

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

87%

67
students

Female
47%
31

Male
53%
36

undergraduatePart-time

13%

10
students

Female
50%
5

Male
50%
5

Student Break-down

9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

65

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Tutors
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