Tool December 2016

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Shimer College (Chicago, IL)


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Shimer College is ranked 100 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 293 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 25%
Applicants who took ACT NA

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+67%
600-69934%
600+100%

SAT Math Score

700+NA
600-69934%
600+34%

ACT Score

30-36NA
24-29NA
24+NA

Students applied31
Students admitted26
Admission rate84%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate19%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$31,000
Fees$2,520
Room and board$11,516
Estimated book expense$1,650
Total cost$46,686

Cost after need-based aid$32,429
Cost after non-need-based aid$37,911

Average debt at graduation$25,125

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$0

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met64%
Average need-based aid$14,257
Average non-need-based aid$8,775

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment77

Full-Time

Men36
Women31

Part-Time

Men5
Women5

Freshmen retained63%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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