- Day Program for traditional-age students
- Every-Third-Weekend Program for working adults
- Shimer-in-Oxford Program for third- and fourth-year students
- Early Entrant Program for high school-age students
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
Curriculum: Once formally affiliated with the University of Chicago, Shimer continues to teach the Great Books core designed by U of C President Robert Maynard Hutchins.
Calendar: Two 15-week semesters; one six-week summer session
Faculty: 11 full-time, 2 part time. 93 percent hold Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degrees.
Campus Activities: More than 150 student organizations through IIT
Library: 20,000 volume print and media collection, electronic databases (Shimer College Library). Access to the 1.1 million volumes in the Galvin Library (IIT Libraries).Services include reference, interlibrary borrowing, career and graduate school planning, database training. Multimedia workplaces, collaborative workspace.
Computing/Networking: All student housing connected to high-speed Internet. Substantial campus wireless network. More than 600 workstations available in teaching and open access labs. Digital television available in residence halls.