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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.

Degrees Offered and Awarded (2017–2018)

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

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 559 151 130
Masters 1,670 601 48
J.D. 234 110 62
Ph.D./J.S.D. 92 27 3
Grand Total 2,555 889 243

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

Student Enrollment (FALL 2018)

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 2,883 908 749
Master’s 2,333 905 103
J.D. 732 366 173
Ph.D./J.S.D. 579 208 35
Visiting/Exchange/Special Undergrad 142 44 6
Non-Degree Undergraduates 1 1 1
Certificate/Non-Degree Graduates 83 27 16
Continuing Education 87 34 21
Total Enrollment 6,840 2,493 1,104

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

Total NEW Undergraduate Students

Fall 2018 All Undergraduates New and Transfer ... 965 

Retention

First-to-Second-Year Retention Rate
(2017 Cohort) .................................................................86%

Accreditation

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Average Score FIRST-Year Students (Fall 2017)

ACT Composite Average................................................  28.5
ACT English Average......................................................  28.7
ACT Math Average.........................................................  28.8
SAT Math Average.........................................................  671.7
SAT Evidence-Based Read/Write Average..................  634.4
SAT Total......................................................................... 1299.9

An International Campus

% of graduate students who are classified
as international students ............................................. 60%
% of undergraduates who are classified
as international students ............................................. 19%
Number of countries represented by
Illinois Tech’s student body ......................................... 93

Athletics

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

Alumni

Number of Living Alumni...................................... 78,588

Colleges

Armour College of Engineering

Dean: Natacha DePaola

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Dean: Harold J. Krent

College of Architecture

Dean: Michelangelo Sabatino

Lewis College of Human Sciences

Dean: Christine Himes

College of Science

Interim Dean: Xiaofan Li

Institute of Design

Dean: Denis Weil (M.Des. ’01)

School of Applied Technology

Dean: C. Robert Carlson

Stuart School of Business

Dean: John F. O. Bilson

Research Institutes and Affiliates

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 Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship (Kaplan Institute) focuses on innovative thinking and transitioning new ideas into products and processes. The Kaplan Institute houses facilities and equipment for implementing novel, educational, and entrepreneurial strategies.

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.

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

University Technology Park at Illinois Tech is a state-of-the-art research park composed of laboratories, office buildings, and an incubator to assist science and technology startups and growing businesses.
2018 TENANTS: 21

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/IITRI RESEARCH VOLUME: $52.7 MILLION

Did You Know?

  • In October 2018 the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship opened. The LEED Gold-designated building was designed by acclaimed architect and Illinois Tech Professor of Architecture John Ronan.
  • The 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings place Illinois Tech #96 among National Universities and #30 among Best Value Schools.
  • In 2018 PayScale ranked Illinois Tech #1 in Illinois and #62 in the United States among universities for the salary potential of its graduates who earn a bachelor’s degree (after aid is awarded).
  • 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.
  • The Master of Science in Finance Program at Stuart School of Business is ranked #5 in the nation and #42 in the world by the Financial Times.

Distinctive Educational Programs

IPRO

Launched in 1995, Illinois Tech’s signature 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.

Elevate

Elevate is a hub that connects Illinois Tech students with hundreds of experiential learning opportunities offered at the university and beyond, including research projects, internships, and study abroad. Selected students may be awarded up to $5,000 for qualifying programs.

Campus Locations

Mies (Main) Campus

10 West 35th Street, Chicago

Downtown Campus

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

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus

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

Moffett Campus (Institute for Food Safety and Health)

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

University Administration

Alan W. Cramb, President

Peter Kilpatrick, 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 for Enrollment

Joe Hakes, Director of Athletics

Mike Horan, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer

Elizabeth J. Hughes, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Sandra L. LaPorte, Director of the President’s Office

David McCormick, President of IIT Research Institute

Darsh Wasan, Vice President for International Affairs

Bruce Watts, Vice President for Administration

The University’s senior administration includes its academic deans (click here for 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