Shimer College
Chicago, IL 60616

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 73
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 8:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

100%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Shimer College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 38 applications and 38 students were granted admission. Shimer College is at the #98 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

$25
Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Shimer College's tuition was $31,000 for all students regardless of residency (15.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$34,903
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$31,000
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$31,000
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Shimer College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 45% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $2,025 (which is 54% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Shimer College in 2016-2017, was 8, which is 73% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,844 (which is 16.1% above the national average.)

$2,025
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$6,844
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Shimer College has enrolled a total of 73 students (66 students full-time and 7 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 73 students, 1 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

73
Total Enrollment
1
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 86%

Black/African American: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Hispanic: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at Shimer College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 52% 34
Social Sciences 9% 6
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 6% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

68%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Shimer College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
26%
Dropout rate
5%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Shimer College.

East-West University
2.7 mile away
Spertus College
2.8 mile away
Columbia College Chicago
2.9 mile away
Roosevelt University
3 mile away