Shimer College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality: Education Quality Rating - GoodSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Shimer College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 115 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1853 and is one of the 81 colleges located in Chicago, Illinois.

Academic Offerings

At Shimer College you can get your bachelor's degree.

Shimer College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 4 majors. The most popular concentration is General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
The rate of student retention at Shimer College is fair at 79% (well above Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Shimer College is very low - 28%.

Student to faculty ratio at Shimer College is good -- 8:1. Find out more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans

Tuition and fees per year
Average tuition charges are very high - $26,600 per year. The additional fees at Shimer College not covered by tuition are about $3,800, which totals $30,400 annually.

Read the details about Shimer College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information

As reported in recent government data, 28 applications were submitted and 20 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

The undergraduate application fee at Shimer College is $25.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Shimer College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (312) 235-3500 or check Shimer College Website.

Opportunities and Services

Annual Price
Shimer College offers study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Shimer College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.

Shimer College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 100 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable, nearly $5,900 per year.

Based on the college crime information, Shimer College appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Shimer College Location and Maps

Post Address: Shimer College, 3424 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616, USA
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