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Illinois 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 22 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.

2014-2015 Quick Facts

Degrees Offered and Awarded (2013–2014)

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

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 562 173 90
Masters 1,508 600 34
J.D. 293 137 43
Ph.D. 78 24 1
Grand Total 2,441 934 168

*Under-represented minority

Student Enrollment (FALL 2014)

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 3,046 932 622
Master’s 3,226 1,232 85
J.D. 804 376 154
Ph.D. 620 211 21
Special and Certificate Enrollment** 202 58 22
Total Enrollment 7,898 2,809 904

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

Total NEW Undergraduate Students

Total New Undergraduate Students (Fall 2014) .......... 979

Retention Information

First-to-Second-Year Retention Rate (2013 Cohort) .... 91%

Accreditation

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Average Score FIRST-Year Students (Fall 2014)

Math SAT Average.........................................................  687
Verbal SAT Average.......................................................  581
Math ACT Average.........................................................  29
English ACT Average......................................................  28
Composite ACT Average................................................  28
Percentage in Top 10% of High School Class..............  45%

An International Campus

% of graduate students who are classified
as international students ............................................. 61%
% of undergraduates who are classified
as international students ............................................. 29%
Number of countries represented by
IIT’s student body ......................................................... 97

Athletics

Team Name................................................Scarlet Hawks
Athletic Division....................................................NCAA III
Number of Varsity Sports Teams.................................13

Alumni

Number of Living Alumni......................................71,493

Alumni Honors

National Medal of Technology and
Innovation Recipients.......................................................2
Members of the National Academy of Sciences............6
Members of the National Academy of Engineering....41
Recipients of the National Medal of Science..................1

IIT 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.

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

The 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 IIT.

Research Affiliates

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

2014 Research Volume: $17 million

University Technology Park at IIT 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.

2014 Tenants: 23

Did You Know?

  • The Financial Times ranked the Stuart School of Business Finance Program third in the U.S.
  • In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked IIT as one of its “best value” universities.
  • The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at IIT is being designed by acclaimed Chicago architect John Ronan.
  • IIT’s president, provost, and vice president of international affairs are members of the National Academy of Engineering.
  • John Anderson, IIT president, was appointed to the National Science Board by President Barack Obama.
  • Payscale recently ranked IIT #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 IIT faculty and alumni.
  • S. R. Crown Hall, home to IIT’s College of Architecture, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks—and is considered by many to be one of the iconic buildings designed by legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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. “AL” and Lila Self Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is a special student training program designed to develop the next generation of global leaders.

Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program

One of IIT’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.

Co-Terminal Degrees

Qualified IIT 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

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

John L. Anderson, President
Alan W. Cramb, 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
Joe Hakes, Director of Athletics
Jeanne Hartig, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Elizabeth J. Hughes, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Leroy Kennedy, Vice President for Community Affairs and Outreach Programs
Patricia Laughlin, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Ophir Trigalo, Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer
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