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

2016-2017 Quick Facts

Degrees Offered and Awarded (2015–2016)

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Juris Doctor, Doctor of the Science of Law, Doctor of Philosophy

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 684 208 153
Masters 1,639 612 72
J.D. 242 118 60
Ph.D. 87 36 5
Grand Total 2,652 974 290

*URM= African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, two or more races, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander

Student Enrollment (FALL 2016)

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 2,800 831 717
Master’s 3,289 1,158 118
J.D. 740 360 180
J.S.D./Ph.D. 652 213 33
Visiting/Exchange/ Special Undergrad 64 30 0
Non-Degree Undergraduates** 113 53 6
Certificate/ Non-Degree Graduates** 151 66 23
Total Enrollment 7,809 2,711 1,077

*URM=African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, two or more races, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander
**Totals include Continuing Education students

Total NEW Undergraduate Students

Fall 2016 All Undergraduates New and Transfer* ... 913
* Includes 32 Continuing Education students designated as undergraduates

Retention

First-to-Second-Year Retention Rate
(2015 Cohort) .................................................................92%

Accreditation

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Average Score FIRST-Year Students (Fall 2016)

Math SAT Average.........................................................  670
Verbal SAT Average.......................................................  575
Math ACT Average.........................................................  29.3
English ACT Average......................................................  28.3
Composite ACT Average................................................  28.4
Percentage in Top 10% of High School Class..............  88%

An International Campus

% of graduate students who are classified
as international students ............................................. 66%
% of undergraduates who are classified
as international students ............................................. 23%
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......................................75,253

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

Interim Dean: Frances Bronet

School of Applied Technology

Dean: C. Robert Carlson

Stuart School of Business

Dean: John F. O. Bilson

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.

TOTAL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AWARDS 2016: $39 million

Research Affiliates

IIT Research Institute (IITRI) is an independent, notfor-profit, contract research organization focusing on the life sciences.

2016 RESEARCH VOLUME: $21 million

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

2016 TENANTS: 19

Did You Know?

  • The groundbreaking for the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, whose acclaimed architect is Illinois Tech Professor of Architecture John Ronan, was celebrated in August 2016.

  • In 2016 PayScale ranked Illinois Tech #1 in Illinois and #40 in the United States among universities for the salary potential of its graduates who earn a bachelor’s degree.

  • The cell phone, magnetic recording, tall building architecture, and barcode 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.

  • Five faculty members received National Science Foundation CAREER Awards in 2016, the most in one year in Illinois Tech’s history.

  • In 2016 the Robert A. Pritzker Science Center (formerly Life Sciences building) was dedicated.

  • The Master of Science in Finance Program at Stuart School of Business is ranked 3rd in the nation and 35th in the world by the Financial Times.

  • In 2015 the Nayar Prize I was established to recognize innovations developed by Illinois Tech faculty, staff, and students that have a meaningful societal impact. Nayar Prize II was added in 2016.

Distinctive Educational Programs

IPRO

Launched in 1995, 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 fields 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 degrees in a wide variety of programs in as few as five years.

Campus Locations

Mies (Main) Campus

10 West 35th Street, Chicago

Downtown Campus

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

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus

(School of Applied Technology), 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, IL

Moffett Campus (IFSH)

(Institute for Food Safety and Health), 6502 South Archer Road, Bedford Park, IL

University Administration

Alan W. Cramb, President

Frances Bronet, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

Jess Goode, Vice President for External Affairs

Michael Gosz, Vice President of Enrollment

Joe Hakes, Director of Athletics

Elizabeth J. Hughes, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Sandra LaPorte, Director, President’s Office

Patricia Laughlin, Vice President for Finance and Administration

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

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

10 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3793
312.567.3000

Undergraduate Admission: 800.448.2329
Graduate Admission: 866.472.3448

web.iit.edu