Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois
Shimer is an ultrasmall college in a big city. Shimer's overall enrollment averages slightly more than one hundred. "Big" classes are capped at twelve. Most classes have seven students. There are no lectures or on-line courses. Shimer is a college for students who love to read, discuss, and think.
The academic program is based on a core curriculum of sixteen required courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. All courses are based on original sources from a list of about 200 core texts broadly based on the Great Books canon.
Students are admitted primarily on the basis of essays and interviews; no minimum grades or test scores are required.
Shimer has one of the highest alumni doctorate rates in the country.
For more information go to Shimer.edu.