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Founded in 1890 as Armour Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private, independent, nonprofit, Ph.D.-granting research university with programs in engineering, science, architecture, business, law, design, human sciences, and applied technology.

Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

Member: Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)

Additional facts about IIT Colleges and Institutes

Academic Year 2013–14

Founded in 1890 as Armour Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private, Ph.D.-granting research university with programs in engineering, science, architecture, business, law, design, human sciences, and applied technology.

Degrees Offered and Awarded (2012–13)

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

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 612 176 86
J.D. 285 141 36
Ph.D. 98 30 4
Grand Total 2,569 976 177

*Under-represented minority

Student Enrollment (FALL 2013)

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 2,858 842 627
Master’s 3,253 1,281 72
J.D. 888 414 151
Ph.D. 615 215 21
Special and Certificate Enrollment** 236 75 14
Total Enrollment 7,850 2,827 885

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

Total NEW Undergraduate Students

Total New Undergraduate Students (Fall 2013)....... 895

Retention Information

First-to-Second-Year Retention Rate (2012 Cohort).93%

Accredited by

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Average Score FIRST-Year Students (Fall 2013)

Math SAT Average.................................................... 684
Verbal SAT Average.................................................. 577
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 ........................................ 59%
% of undergraduates who are classified
as international students ........................................ 24%
Number of countries represented by
IIT’s total student body .............................................. 94

Athletics

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

Alumni

Number of Living Alumni
(undergraduate and graduate)............................69,400

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

IIT Colleges and Their Areas of Study

Armour College of Engineering

Dean: Natacha DePaola

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Dean: Harold J. Krent

  • Law
  • Family Law
  • Financial Services Law
  • International and Transnational Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Taxation

College of Architecture

Dean: Wiel Arets

  • Architecture
  • Advanced Research
  • Landscape Architecture

Lewis College of Human Sciences

Dean: Christine L. Himes

  • Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Social Sciences

College of Science

Dean: R. Russell Betts

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Science Education
  • Physics

Institute of Design

Dean: Patrick Whitney

  • Communication Design
  • Design Methods
  • Design Planning
  • Interaction Design
  • Product Design
  • Systems and Platforms
  • User Research

School of Applied Technology

Dean: C. Robert Carlson

  • Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Industrial Technology and Management
  • Information Technology and Management
  • Professional Learning

Stuart School of Business

Dean: Harvey Kahalas

  • Business Administration
  • Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Management Science
  • Marketing Analytics and Communication
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Public Administration

Research Institutes

The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a world-class 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 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 is an independent, not-for-profit, contract research organization focusing on the life sciences.

2013 Research Volume: $19 million

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

2013 Tenants: 27

Did You Know?

  • The Financial Times ranked the Stuart School of Business Finance Program third in the U.S. and 26th in the world.
  • The Chicago-Kent College of Law Oyez® Project was one of eight winners of the Knight News Challenge on OPEN GOV, a project that identifies tools that improve the way citizens and governments interact.
  • The Institute of Design was recognized, by the deans of design schools, as the #1 program in the U.S.
  • The 2013 Commencement ceremony was viewed via live webstream in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and Oceania.
  • Payscale ranked IIT #5 among Midwestern universities for the salary potential of its graduates who earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • The cell phone, magnetic recording and bar codes are just a few of the products associated with IIT faculty and alumni that have changed the course of human history.
  • 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 most 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.

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

Illinois Institute of Technology

3300 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3793
312.567.3000