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?
- 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.
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.
Illinois Tech has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Illinois Tech.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Illinois Tech has earned from around the web.
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|#23||Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems||College Factual|
|#24||Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences||College Factual|
Where Is Illinois Institute of Technology?
Contact details for Illinois Tech are given below.
|Address:||10 West 35Th Street, Chicago, IL 60616|
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
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Illinois Tech?
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.
Can I Afford Illinois Institute of Technology?
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
There are also 3,371 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,882 full-time undergraduates at Illinois Tech, 68% are male and 32% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Illinois Institute of Technology students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||148|
|Hispanic or Latino||503|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Illinois Tech has changed over the last few years.
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 Sales & Marketing||50%|
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|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technology||#11|
|General Sales & Marketing||#43|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#59|
|Computer Systems Networking||#67|
|Management Information Systems||#97|
|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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Thomas Knapp under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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