Shimer attracts a wide variety of students, and encourages the values of tolerance and personal responsibility. Shimer students tend to be individualistic and creative thinkers. They often read original texts that are traditionally taught at the graduate level, and they learn quickly that no material is too complex. It's evident if you talk to them long enough that to a Shimer student no area of thought or academia is out of reach.
Please click on the links below to read more about some of the students at Shimer.