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Illinois Institute of Technology Overview

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chicago, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Illinois Institute of Technology Known For?

600 Undergraduate Awards
$37,431 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Illinois Tech have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Illinois Tech.
  • In 2017-2018, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Illinois Tech with a bachelor's degree make about $69,100 a year. That's 69% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Illinois Institute of Technology Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Illinois Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Illinois Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for General Architecture College Factual
#3 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering College Factual
#12 Best Colleges for Computer Science College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#24 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is Illinois Institute of Technology?

Location of Illinois Institute of Technology

Contact details for Illinois Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 10 West 35Th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-567-3000
Website: web.iit.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IITScarletHawks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/illinoistech

How Do I Get Into Illinois Tech?

You can apply to Illinois Tech online at: admissions.iit.edu/undergraduate/apply/

Admission Requirements for Illinois Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Illinois Tech?

54% Acceptance Rate
36% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 54%, Illinois Tech does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 64% of accepted students are men and 36% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 51%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to Illinois Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 680. Math scores were between 650 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 580 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 650 to 730 )
200
800
Illinois Tech received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 27 and 32. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 24 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 25 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford Illinois Institute of Technology?

$37,431 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Illinois Tech is $37,431. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Illinois Tech, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $8,010 a year. That adds up to $32,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois Tech is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Illinois Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,792 Full-Time Undergraduates
32% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,026 undergraduate students at Illinois Tech, with 2,792 being full-time and 234 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Illinois Tech

There are also 3,727 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,792 full-time undergraduates at Illinois Tech, 68% are male and 32% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Illinois Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Illinois Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Illinois Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 429
Black or African American 139
Hispanic or Latino 456
White 1,007
International Students 561
Other Races/Ethnicities 200

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Illinois Institute of Technology. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 112 countries are represented at Illinois Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Spain.

Online Learning at Illinois Institute of Technology

274 Took All Classes Online
970 Took At Least One Class Online
-9.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 970 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Illinois Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 23rd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Illinois Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Illinois Institute of Technology was -9.3%. This is the #2,569 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Illinois Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Illinois Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 26%
Business, Management & Marketing 17%
General Biology 26%
General Sales & Marketing 50%
Health Professions 4%
Materials Sciences 50%
Public Health 31%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Illinois Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Illinois Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Materials Sciences #3
Electromechanical Engineering Technology #11
Chemistry #12
Manufacturing Engineering #12
Chemical Engineering #19
General Biology #27
Physical Sciences #33
Computer Engineering #35
General Sales & Marketing #43
Electrical Engineering #52
Engineering-Related Fields #58
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #59
Computer Science #61
Computer Systems Networking #67
Management Information Systems #97
Public Health #119
Engineering #135
Engineering Technologies #201
Computer Information Systems #225
Computer & Information Sciences #495

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Illinois Institute of Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 68 247 7 322
Law 0 0 229 229
Computer Information Systems 60 162 0 222
Mechanical Engineering 82 76 6 164
Electrical Engineering 36 108 15 159
Legal Research 0 98 0 98
General Architecture 55 37 4 96
Engineering-Related Fields 23 67 0 90
Civil Engineering 40 43 6 89
Business Administration & Management 27 54 0 81
Chemical Engineering 30 39 6 75
Finance & Financial Management 0 62 0 62
Biomedical Engineering 41 10 5 56
Public Administration 0 44 0 44
Computer Engineering 25 15 2 42
General Biology 13 25 1 39
Food Science Technology 0 37 0 37
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 26 10 36
Architectural Engineering 18 17 0 35
Construction Engineering 0 34 0 34
Applied Mathematics 9 19 5 33
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 32 0 32
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 30 0 0 30
Human Computer Interaction 0 29 0 29
General Psychology 8 9 9 26
Materials Engineering 7 14 4 25
Chemistry 0 17 7 24
Physics 5 6 9 20
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 6 17
Environmental Engineering 0 12 1 13
Public Health 0 13 0 13
Mental & Social Health Services 0 10 0 10
Information Technology 0 8 0 8
Design & Applied Arts 0 7 0 7
Landscape Architecture 0 6 0 6
Manufacturing Engineering 0 6 0 6
Sustainability Science 0 6 0 6
Child Development & Psychology 0 6 0 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 3 2 0 5
Operations Research 0 5 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 0 1 5
General Sales & Marketing 0 4 0 4
Materials Sciences 0 4 0 4
Management Information Systems 0 3 0 3
Astronomy & Astrophysics 3 0 0 3
Economics 3 0 0 3
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2 0 0 2
Communication & Journalism (Other) 2 0 0 2
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Engineering Physics 1 1 0 2
Other Engineering 0 2 0 2
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 2 0 0 2
Political Science & Government 2 0 0 2
Human Resource Management 0 1 0 1
Computer Systems Networking 0 1 0 1
General Social Sciences 1 0 0 1
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 600 1,437 333 2,370

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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