This is a list of press reports about Shimer, with links to online text where available.
- Hutchins Sells Shimer on 'Chicago Plan' of Education. Hyde Park Herald, 1950-04-19.
- Colleges: Unknown, Unsung & Unusual. Time, 1963-04-19.
- Big Ideas: Tiny Shimer College has survived for 135 years on great books, high hopes, and very little money. By Harold Henderson. Chicago Reader, 1988-06-16.
- Small Campus, Big Books. By Dirk Johnson. New York Times, 2007-11-04.
- Anonymous Donor Outed in Debate Over Small College's Mission. Chronicle of Philanthropy, 2010-02-26.
- Big Trouble at Little Shimer: What’s happening to Chicago’s Great Books college? By Sam Feldman. Chicago Weekly, 2010-03-03.