PO Box 500, 414 N. Sheridan Waukegan, IL 60079 312-235-3506
http://www.shimer.edu admissions@shimer.edu
About Shimer College
  • Year of Foundation 1853
  • Size of Campus 140 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population N/A
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 60%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $23,750
  • Room and Board $11,200
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition N/A
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 91
In 1853 in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer’s founders, Frances Wood Shimer and Cinderella Gregory, had a vision of education which was far ahead of its time. They admitted students on the basis of capability, rather than on the applicant’s previous educational background. Their mission was to develop in each student a well-rounded knowledge and personal competence. Shimer College continues to carry out its mission today. An independent four-year liberal arts college, Shimer’s academic programs feature an interdisciplinary core curriculum originally designed by Robert M. Hutchins of the University of Chicago and grounded in the Great Books tradition.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Orange Horses, Solidarity Night, Plato's Dinner
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Chicago (25)
  • Distance to nearest train Waukegan (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Waukegan (1)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 3
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 60%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 67%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 30%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (60%), other housing options (40%)
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Counseling Services personal, academic, older student, psychological
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Museums N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 10
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 10
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 40%
  • Army ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis