Rotational Isomeric State (RIS) Metropolis Monte Carlo (RMMC) simulations of the conformational properties and chain dimensions of a series of chemically different poly(n-alkyl methacrylates) including poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(n-butyl methacrylate), poly(n-hexyl methacrylate), and poly(phenyl methacrylate), in the state were investigated, and (r2/M)1/2, (s2/M)1/2 and Cn were calculated and compared in order to obtain fundamental understanding of the influence of the chemical structure. Simulations were conducted for different molecular weights. Results obtained from the simulations are compared with experimentally obtained dimensions in the literature using the Mark-Houwink relationship as well as, in some cases, data available from direct determinations in solvents. Good agreement between simulation and experimental data was obtained. The backbone conformation is predominantly trans in these polymers. Increase in bulkiness and rigidity of the substituting acrylate side group results in an increase in trans and a decrease in gauche backbone conformer population. In the case of rotatable bonds in the side-group structure, increase in rigidity of the side group leads to a decrease in the trans population, although this effect is not uniformly observed.