Shimer College is a Great Books school, located in Chicago, Illinois. It is named for Frances Wood Shimer, who served as president of the college through the 19th century. She and her companion Cinderella Gregory founded the school as the Mount Carroll Seminary, in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, in 1853. Through its connection to the University of Chicago, the college adopted the Great Books program of Robert Maynard Hutchins in the 1950s.

The College moved to Waukegan, Illinois in 1979, and then to Chicago in 2006. Its enrollment now stands at approximately 110 students.


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Shimer College
A four-year Great Books college in Chicago, IL. Admissions, academics, calendar, student organizations, news, events.
Encyclopedia of Chicago: Shimer College
A concise historical article by Sarah Fenton.
Flickr: Shimer College
Official Flickr photostream of Shimer College. Includes pictures of major campus events such as commencement.
Reddit: r/Shimer
Lightly moderated discussion forum for Shimer-related topics.
Shimer College Wiki
Collaborative community for documenting Shimer College, with a particular emphasis on college history.
Shimer Student Alliance
Student blog covering events at Shimer College.
Wikipedia: Shimer College
Comprehensive entry on this school.
Wikiquote: Shimer College
Selected quotations about the school.
YouTube channel
Official Shimer College video channel. Includes frequent video blogging by students, video of official college events.
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