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llinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), IIT offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

2015-2016 Quick Facts

Degrees Offered and Awarded (2014–2015)

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 587 188 113
Masters 1,583 633 42
J.D. 278 129 50
Ph.D. 86 32 3
Grand Total 2,534 982 208

*Underrepresented minority

Student Enrollment (FALL 2015)

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 2,923 870 688
Master’s 3,312 1,162 115
J.D. 747 350 179
Ph.D. 626 212 34
Special and Certificate Enrollment** 184 71 22
Total Enrollment 7,792 2,665 1,038

*Underrepresented minority
**Special enrollment includes non-degree-seeking students from all levels and colleges.

Total NEW Undergraduate Students

Total New Undergraduate Students (Fall 2015) .......... 899

Retention

First-to-Second-Year Retention Rate (2014 Cohort) .... 92%

Accreditation

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Average Score FIRST-Year Students (Fall 2015)

Math SAT Average.........................................................  680
Verbal SAT Average.......................................................  578
Math ACT Average.........................................................  29
English ACT Average......................................................  28
Composite ACT Average................................................  28
Percentage in Top 10% of High School Class..............  56%

An International Campus

% of graduate students who are classified
as international students ............................................. 65%
% of undergraduates who are classified
as international students ............................................. 26%
Number of countries represented by
Illinois Tech’s student body ......................................... 100

Athletics

Team Name................................................Scarlet Hawks
Athletic Division....................................................NCAA III
Number of Varsity Sports Teams.................................16

Alumni

Number of Living Alumni......................................73,415

Alumni Honors

National Medal of Technology and
Innovation Recipients.......................................................3
Members of the National Academy of Sciences............6
Members of the National Academy of Engineering....44
Recipients of the National Medal of Science..................3
Arts and Sciences...............................................................6

Colleges

Armour College of Engineering

Dean: Natacha DePaola

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Dean: Harold J. Krent

College of Architecture

Dean: Wiel Arets

Lewis College of Human Sciences

Dean: Christine Himes

College of Science

Dean: R. Russell Betts

Institute of Design

Dean: Patrick Whitney

School of Applied Technology

Dean: C. Robert Carlson

Stuart School of Business

Dean: Harvey Kahalas

Research Institutes

The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a world-renowned food science research institute focusing on food safety, food defense, and nutrition for stakeholders in government, industry, and academia.

Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering is an umbrella organization that enhances the biomedical science and engineering research activities at Illinois Tech.

Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) is an umbrella organization that joins energy and sustainability research with educational activities across the colleges and institutes at Illinois Tech.

Research Affiliates

IIT Research Institute (IITRI) is an independent, not-for-profit, contract research organization focusing on the life sciences.

2015 RESEARCH VOLUME: $17 million

University Technology Park at Illinois Tech is a state-of-the-art research park comprised of laboratories, office buildings, and an incubator to assist science and technology startups and growing businesses.

2015 TENANTS: 21

Did You Know?

  • The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at Illinois Tech is being designed by acclaimed Chicago architect John Ronan.

  • PayScale recently ranked Illinois Tech #5 among Midwestern universities for the salary potential of its graduates who earn a bachelor’s degree.

  • The cell phone, magnetic recording, tall building architecture, and bar code technology are just a few of the innovations associated with Illinois Tech faculty and alumni.

  • S. R. Crown Hall, home to Illinois Tech’s College of Architecture, is a National Historic Landmark—and is considered by many to be one of the iconic buildings designed by legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

  • Alan W. Cramb was inaugurated as Illinois Tech’s ninth president in 2015.

  • Illinois Tech celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015.

  • The Master of Science in Finance Program at Stuart School of Business is ranked 6th in the nation and 33rd in the world by the Financial Times.

  • In 2015 the Nayar Prize was established to recognize innovations developed by Illinois Tech faculty, staff, and students that have a meaningful societal impact.

Distinctive Educational Programs

IPRO

The Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program features teams of students from a variety of majors that develop solutions to real-world problems using design-centered methodology and innovative thinking.

M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy

The M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy is a special student training program designed to develop the next generation of global leaders.

Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program

One of Illinois Tech’s most prestigious opportunities, the program  challenges students to think boldly and creatively in their field and across disciplines—and provides support to experiment and pursue extraordinary work.

Special Degree Programs

Qualified Illinois Tech students can take graduate-level courses in their third year of undergraduate study—and earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degree in a wide variety of programs in only five years.

Campus Locations

Mies (Main) Campus

3300 South Federal Street, Chicago

Downtown Campus

(Chicago-Kent College of Law, Stuart School of Business—part-time program), 565 West Adams Street, Chicago

Institute of Design

350 North LaSalle Street, Chicago

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus (SAT)

201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, IL

Moffett Campus (IFSH)

6502 South Archer Road, Bedford Park, IL

University Administration

Alan W. Cramb, President

Frances Bronet, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

David McCormick, Senior Vice President and Director for IIT Research Institute

David Baker, Vice President for External Affairs

Robert Brackett, Vice President and Director for IIT Institute for Food Safety and Health

Anthony D. D’Amato, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

Michael Gosz, Vice President of Enrollment

Joe Hakes, Director of Athletics

Elizabeth J. Hughes, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Leroy Kennedy, Vice President for Community Affairs and Outreach Programs

Sandra LaPorte, Director, President’s Office

Patricia Laughlin, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Darsh Wasan, Vice President for International Affairs

Bruce Watts, Vice President for Facilities and Public Safety

The University’s senior administration includes its academic deans (see colleges).

Illinois Institute of Technology

3300 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3793
312.567.3000

Undergraduate Admission: 800.448.2329
Graduate Admission: 866.472.3448

www.iit.edu