A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 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 28 responses
Report
  • Hard-working but loves to have fun
    32%
  • Nerds
    29%
  • Hard working, longs for the day he can sleep
    18%
  • Culturally classed
    7%
  • Passionate
    7%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • Segrageted and closed minded to intergration
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Practical yet enjoyable
    32%
  • Enjoyable and lots to love but expensive
    25%
  • Diverse but very segregated
    11%
  • You would think that, but no
    11%
  • 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
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Illinois Institute of Technology Reviews

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Illinois Institute of Technology offers a great selection of resources for students and the teachers all have an evident great passion for teaching! Illinois Institute of Technology also holds an phenomenal career fair that opens up many doors for students of all majors along with having many resources and events that get you well prepared to present yourself at the career fair. At Illinois Institute of Technology, there is also the ARC resource center that almost always has passionate tutors on hand to help you with just about any academic subject. The school hosts a great number of campus-wide events that help you bond with and meet new students as well as having very welcoming Greek Life. The only downside I can think of is that getting an on-campus job is exceedingly difficult.
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IIT sits in the middle of Bronzeville in a largely residential part of the neighborhood, right next to the home stadium for the White Sox. High criminal activity on the outskirts of campus, but as long as you're with others its relatively safe due to the high presence of local police. Local area is seriously lacking in diverse commercial spaces and recreation. However, just a short bus/train ride up north will get you to South Loop, which is bustling with an enriching city life and home to Columbia College. Professors at IIT are varied, but the College of Architecture 4th and 5th studio professors are known to have prestige and it's great to have exposure to their expertise.
Campus food is very expensive and LIMITED. The school does not consider the student body and what they want to eat. Very little healthy options and not very vegan/diet friendly. They would do well to incorporate small shops of restaurants on-campus as UIC has done.
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.