Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Shimer College! Shimer was founded in 1853 and its mission is to provide higher education to students based on their ability, rather than their educational background. Shimer's commitment is to serve students who seek a challenging liberal arts education that fosters intellectual grown and encourages freedom of thought.
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In this program a student will enjoy a traditional four-year college experience that includes a Great Books core curriculum and small discussion-based classes.
The program meets every third weekend and offers adult students the opportunity to pursue an exceptional liberal arts education.
Early Entrant Program
This program allows talented students the opportunity to begin college prior to high school graduation.
Shimer regularly offers this study abroad program in Oxford, England where students may study for a semester or year.
B.A. to J.D. Program
Students in this program may accelerate their studies by beginning their law school courses in their fourth year of study at Shimer.