Illinois Institute of Technology campus

Overview

Applicants
3,559
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
30%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 740
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 31

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
830
with Terminal Degree

554
Men
276
Women
110
Minority
62
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Technical and Scientific Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Engineering-Related Fields

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astrophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Applied Economics
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Political Science and Government
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology


Students Say

Those looking for an easy academic experience will want to look elsewhere, as the Illinois Institute of Technology will “challenge you beyond what you think are your limits, and settle only for excellence.” Students in this Chicago-based school feel like they are “getting a better education here than what most of the country recognizes. IIT does not have the name that many other schools that I applied to do, but the education here is of a very high level.” Those accepted will find themselves confronted with “a lot of hard work to learn a lot of meaningful and useful material,” which contributes to this being “one of the best universities to prepare you for the workforce.” Of course, “success in most courses is highly dependent on how good of a professor you have. This is because sometimes the book does not help.” It’s also because not all professors are created equal. “The good professors here are excellent but not all the professors are good.” While most praise the “fantastic instructors and researchers who care about their students,” many air complaints that “some professors seem to be more interested in research rather than teaching,” saying the lower level professors are “bland” and “not instrumental in exciting the experience.” But the students who have had great instructors say “they take the necessary time to cover complex topics but do not water the material down or go at too slow of a pace. Everyone has helped me tremendously, and I owe my success to them.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John Calamos
Founder/Chairman/CEO/Co-Chief Investment Officer, Calamos Asset Management

Martin Cooper
Chairman, ArrayComm, Inc.; inventor of the portable cell phone

Craig Donohue
Chief Executive Officer, CME Group Inc.

Martin C. Jischke
President Emeritus, Purdue University

Phyllis Lambert
Founder/Director/Chair, Canadian Center for Architecture

Susan Solomon
Winner of 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

Victor Tsao
Snr. VP, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Co-founder/VP/General Manager, Linksys

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$30,527

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,262

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,918

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,907

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$30,527

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,691
Required Fees
$1,360
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,099
Out of State
20%

International
42%
Foreign Countries Represented
74

Demographics

16.10%
Asian
8.61%
African-American
19.85%
Hispanic
47.62%
Caucasian
5.78%
Unknown
42.06%
International

31% female
69% male
20% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Students Say

Those who go to IIT put their coursework above all else. “The typical student here is extremely hard working. Nothing takes precedence over school work, and for the average student studying takes up a majority of their time.” Indeed, “the typical student is a studious and serious nerd who wants to have a highly successful career in their field.” Which isn’t to say that students don’t connect with one another thanks to the burden of their education. Though often “quiet and shy” and “sometimes awkward,” students here are “not opposed to meeting new people or trying new things.” In fact, “it’s very easy for students to find a place where they can fit in, among majors, organizations and clubs, Greek life, or dorm rooms.” This school is “where the nice but nerdy kids from high school go,” and that’s how the student body likes it. “Everyone is very friendly and helpful, and there is no shortage of students who understand the curriculum and are willing to help those who are struggling.” The bottom line is, “as long as a student is willing to get a little out their comfort zone and out of their dorm room there is a place for them here.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
62%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
73%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other

Students Say

“IIT is not a party school. Although people do drink, it is not what defines the experience. Mostly, students here are those who are concerned with their grades and graduate school outlook.” That sentiment is repeated time and again by students who say, “my major requires full dedication if I want to achieve my goals.” Without question students here “are focused on innovative and career-minded things.” But that doesn’t mean IIT students don’t enjoy good times outside the classroom. Downtown Chicago is just ten minutes away, with all the music, eating, and culture one of the nation’s largest cities has to offer, and thriving Greek life and student clubs provide on-campus outlets for entertainment. “The school’s Greek life is really unique in that pledging in a fraternity or sorority is hugely constructive to your growth socially and academically.” Others play Ultimate Frisbee, join rock-climbing clubs, or “explore a new museum, coffee shop or comic book store.” A few complain that “most students leave campus to relax because they don’t feel like they have the freedom to do it on campus” due to what some see as difficult hurdles put up by the school to host on-campus activities. “The school does not make having a social life easy, but that does prepare you to deal with life after college if you could figure it out.” Most students, however, are not looking for major distractions. “People usually think about how they’re going to pass some of their most difficult classes.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
10

10% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

5% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Scarlet Hawks)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Scarlet Hawks)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Illinois-Chicago
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Illinois Institute of Technology has created an Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability, which is responsible for documenting, reporting, and monitoring sustainability projects on campus, and the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research, which seeks to improve quality of life while preserving natural resources and the environment for future generations. All new buildings on campus will be built to LEED certification standards, and the university has undertaken the retrofitting of buildings in order to improve energy efficiency. IIT has installed a high-efficiency hot water/steam plant on campus, effectively reducing its carbon emissions by 2.8 million pounds and carbon dioxide emissions by 10.4 million pounds annually. Especially noteworthy is IIT's single-stream recycling program encompassing plastic, metal, paper, and glass. IIT separately recycles electronic waste, scrap metal, ink and toner cartridges, and rechargeable batteries. Used cooking oil is also recycled, while food waste from the cafeteria and catering operations is sent offsite for composting. Fallen trees, leaves, and all landscape waste is kept onsite and reused in the form of mulch or leaf compost. IIT also looks to encourage its students to explore environmentally proactive professional fields through energy- and sustainability-focused specializations, minors, and degree programs. Green-minded students enrolled in the Stuart School of Business can take advantage of the school’s Center for Strategic Competitiveness, and the Armour College of Engineering, in addition to an environmental engineering program.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
31%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
26

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
DELL, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Maggie Fraga
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admission, Perlstein 101
10 W. 33 St.
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone
312-567-5191

Email
admission@iit.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
S.R. Crown Hall (Architecture Building)
McCormick Tribune Center
Keating Athletic Center
Hermann Hall
State Street Village

Most Popular Places Off Campus
U.S. Cellular Field/Sox Park
Willis Tower
Hancock Center
Magnificent Mile
Navy Pier

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; select Saturdays
9am-4pm
312-567-5191

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 12:45pm; Monday - Friday
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@iit.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Subject to availability

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
IIT and Chicago are served by O'Hare International Airport, Midway Airport, and Meigs Field. Public transportation is available from O'Hare and Midway airports, and limousines or taxis will take you from all airports to IIT's campus. Take Amtrak to Union Station, then public transportation, taxi or IIT shuttle bus from the Downtown Campus at 565 West Adams Street to Main Campus. Take Greyhound or Continental Trailways terminal, then taxi or public transportation to IIT. Take CTA Red Line (Howard-95th/Dan Ryan to Sox-35th station, CTA Green Line (Ashland-63rd or 63rd-Cottage Grove) to 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station or CTA Bus lines with stops on Main Campus (#29-State, #35-35th, #24-Wentworth, #4-Cottage Grove).

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North: Dan Ryan Expressway east to 31st Street exit, continue south to 33rd Street, turn left (east). Metered parking is located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) at 32nd Street and State Street. From the South: Dan Ryan Expressway west to 35th Street exit, continue north to 33rd Street, turn right (east). Metered parking is located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street. From Lake Shore Drive: Exit at 31st Street, go inland (west) to State Street, turn left (south). Metered parking is available in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street.

Local Accommodations
Chicago South Loop Hotel 11 W. 26th Street 312-225-7000 (Cannot book IIT rate on line) Rates vary Best Western Grant Park Hotel 1100 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 312.922.2900 or 800.472.6875 Rates vary Sheraton Chicago 301 E. North Water Street Chicago, IL 60611 800.325.3535 www.sheratonchicago.com Rates vary Westin Chicago River North 320 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL 60610 National: 800.937.8461 Local/Direct Information: 312.744.1900 www.westinchicago.com Rates vary Essex Inn 800 S. Michigan Chicago, IL 60605 800.621.6909 Rates vary Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL 60616 312.567.1234 Rates vary Holiday Inn Chicago City Center 300 E. Ohio Chicago, IL 60611 312.787.6100 Rates vary