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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 (2016–2017)

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

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 691 210 127
Masters 1,771 595 60
J.D. 224 109 43
Ph.D. 89 29 1
Grand Total 2,775 943 231

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

Student Enrollment (FALL 2017)

Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 2,724 840 714
Master’s 2,816 1,044 105
J.D. 731 358 185
J.S.D./Ph.D. 615 201 35
Visiting/Exchange/ Special Undergrad 41 16 0
Non-Degree Undergraduates** 159 60 7
Certificate/ Non-Degree Graduates** 180 62 39
Total Enrollment 7,266 2,581 1,085

*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 2017 All Undergraduates New and Transfer* ... 853 
* Includes 22 Continuing Education students designated as undergraduates

Retention

First-to-Second-Year Retention Rate
(2016 Cohort) .................................................................93%

Student Outcomes After Graduation

For the year 2015-2016:

Undergraduate Overall Outcomes Rate1 ………….....…...89%
Graduate Non-Doctoral Overall Outcomes Rate ...........98%
Graduate Doctoral Overall Outcomes2 Rate3 ..............100%

1) Outcomes rate includes student outcomes after graduation such as a job placement, continuing education, military service, volunteer work, entrepreneurial endeavors, and taking time off job searching to pursue other activities.

2) For Law, ABA requires information on employment status of graduates as of March 15 in the calendar year after graduation. For Law School graduates in the class of 2016, 89.26% were employed in some capacity as of 3/15/2017.

3) International alumni who return to their home country before visa expiration considered as positive outcomes. Overall, 77% of international students graduating in 2015-2016 found opportunities in the United States; this includes 86% of undergraduates and 76% of graduate college graduates.

Accreditation

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Average Score FIRST-Year Students (Fall 2016)

Math SAT Average.........................................................  667.1
Verbal SAT Average.......................................................  585.7
Math ACT Average.........................................................  29.5
English ACT Average......................................................  28.0
Composite ACT Average................................................  28.3

An International Campus

% of graduate students who are classified
as international students ............................................. 62%
% of undergraduates who are classified
as international students ............................................. 21%
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......................................77,194

Colleges

Armour College of Engineering

Dean: Natacha DePaola

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Dean: Harold J. Krent

College of Architecture

Interim 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.

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.
2017 TENANTS: 21

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/IITRI RESEARCH VOLUME: $54 MILLION

Did You Know?

  • In September 2017 the final steel beam was placed within the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, currently under construction. Designed by acclaimed architect and Illinois Tech Professor of Architecture John Ronan, the Kaplan Institute is projected to open in late 2018.
  • In 2017 PayScale ranked Illinois Tech #1 in Illinois and #75 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.
  • A total of 25 National Science Foundation CAREER Awards have been given to faculty members including two awards in 2017. One researcher was also the recipient of a U.S. Air Force Young Investigator Research Program grant.
  • 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 5th in the nation and 42nd in the world by the Financial Times.
  • Nayar Prize I was established in 2015 to recognize innovations developed by Illinois Tech faculty, staff, and students that have a meaningful societal impact.
  • Nayar Prize II was added in 2016. Faculty teams are participating in both prize competitions in 2017.

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 Graduate Campus

(Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Design, 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

R. Russell Betts, Interim 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

Mike Horan, Vice President for Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer

Elizabeth J. Hughes, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Sandra L. LaPorte, Director, 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