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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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10 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
From Illinois Institute of Technology

What punctuates the Illinois Tech undergraduate experience? Three important things you'll find at Illinois Tech—and no place else:

Chicago's Tech University: We are the only tech-focused university in the Chicago area. From skyscrapers to startups, Illinois Tech has fueled the city's rise as a global metropolis.

Opportunity and Value: Illinois Tech is an engine of opportunity, providing the best return on investment in the state and among the best in the nation.

Active Learning: Our students learn by creating, inventing, and solving—not just in the classroom.

Each year students from throughout the world begin their academic journey at Illinois Tech. Here they find a community of people who share their dedication to excellence and passion for discovery.

Discover a truly distinctive education that will prepare you to create meaningful change. Join us.

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

Application Deadline
August 1
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
1220-1400
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,814/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,691/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

College of Computing

The College of Computing houses Illinois Tech’s computer science, data science, artificial intelligence, applied mathematics, cybersecurity, and information technology and management programs. The college will lead the effort to give every student—including those in engineering, architecture, science, humanities, design, law and business—a firm foundation in computation and data science thinking.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,792Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
234
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Nerds
    32%
  • Hard-working but loves to have fun
    29%
  • Hard working, longs for the day he can sleep
    16%
  • Passionate
    8%
  • Segrageted and closed minded to intergration
    8%
  • Culturally classed
    5%
  • Lazy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.66 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Practical yet enjoyable
    32%
  • Enjoyable and lots to love but expensive
    26%
  • Diverse but very segregated
    9%
  • Perfect place to explore our knowledge
    9%
  • Extremely enjoyable but expensive
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $69,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    72%
    National
    49%
    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

    654 reviews
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    This was my first choice school and I'm still so glad I came here! The professors are knowledgeable and experienced, the students are always willing to help out, and everyone else is always there for you. The area around the campus can be a little unsafe sometimes but the school itself is a safe place to be, tuition can be high but they provide financial assistance, and the job placement and opportunities are amazing!
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    What attracted me to IIT was that it is more of a specialized school, so from my view, Architecture and Engineering are their main areas that they prioritize. As an Architecture major, this was really great because they put a lot into the department, ensuring students can have different computer programs and workshop facilities. I also like how the campus is located in the city and can be easily gone into through the green line that travels through campus. Chicago is an important city for studying architecture because there are so many new and old buildings to study from so I feel I have had a huge opportunity to learn from the area. I think one thing the school could improve on is updating certain facilities and technology. I have already seen some improvements this past year so I think IIT is heading in the right direction.
    Because of COVID, we all had to transition to online learning. At first, I was overwhelmed because I imagined this past semester being one where I would use the workshop and be building a lot of models, but as we transitioned, I realized that this experience would be helpful because computer modeling and creating digital drawings was an area of my major that I was the least experienced in so I would get a lot of practice from this. I thought my professors helped us throughout it out. My studio professor used video chatting and sharing screens of our work to constructively analyze our work and give direct feedback. The only downside with meeting virtually in class with our professors was the ability of other students to hear in on our work. It helped to see what other students were doing, but it also made the reviews more stressful.