560 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Illinois Institute of Technology is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
Website

Illinois Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Scores Range
1160-1380
ACT Scores Range
25-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Illinois Institute of Technology

Cost

Net Price
$22,449/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,042/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,755/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,210/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,669/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,361/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,922Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Hard-working but loves to have fun
    30%
  • Nerds
    30%
  • Hard working, longs for the day he can sleep
    19%
  • Culturally classed
    7%
  • Passionate
    7%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • Segrageted and closed minded to intergration
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.51 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Practical yet enjoyable
    33%
  • Enjoyable and lots to love but expensive
    26%
  • You would think that, but no
    11%
  • Diverse but very segregated
    7%
  • Extremely enjoyable but expensive
    7%
  • Highway Robbery
    7%
  • Perfect place to explore our knowledge
    7%

After Illinois Institute of Technology

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$68,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Illinois Institute of Technology Reviews

560 reviews
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Illinois Tech is a small and underrated university that stretches every endowment dollar it gets. For a school of its academic caliber, I feel that it is certainly underfunded and undervalued. The professors are aware of the academic prestige of IIT's history, and work diligently to maintain the rigorous level study to turn out the most equipped graduates they can. Due to this commitment and a lack of necessary funding, the university suffers on most every other facet, from facilities and amenities to simple maintenance. As a result, IIT attracts students who value the academic and professional focus of the Chicago-based university, and students who either aren't concerned with the lack of investment in student life, or who are willing to make do with what they are offered.
I love the professors and the classes you are able to take! The community of people at the school are wonderful people to be around, but more importantly, the education you get from this school is fantastic. The only downside is that the campus is a little old compared to the time we live in right now. Overall, an amazing university.
My experience so far at IIT has been average. Academically, the school is great. The classes are challenging and they really make you work hard for your grade. I love my major and my classes. However, in regards to most other aspects such as social and campus environment, IIT is not the best. The campus has had many recent safety concerns regarding incidents occurring near or on campus. In addition, since a majority of the student community commutes to school, there isn't much participation when it comes to social events.