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In 1890 Illinois Institute of Technology was founded in order to lift up people of all backgrounds with education that would help them meet the needs of the age. Rankings based on the United States Department of Education College Scorecard, which offers the public access to years of federal government data on U.S. colleges and universities, show that 128 years on, Illinois Tech is fulfilling its mission.

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#1 IN ILLINOIS

#32 IN THE NATION

FOR LIFTING STUDENTS FROM FAMILIES IN THE BOTTOM 20% OF INCOME TO THE TOP 20%

– The Equality of Opportunity Project and The New York Times

28.3

Average First-Year Student ACT Score, 2017

#5

IN THE NATION

FOR FINANCE

The Financial Times on Stuart School of Business

$4,482

AVERAGE ANNUAL OUT-OF-POCKET tuition after scholarships and grants paid by Illinois Tech undergraduates from households earning $45,000 or less

AN EDUCATIONAL BEST VALUE

– The Princeton Review, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Kiplinger’s, Money Magazine

#1 IN THE NATION

FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Law Street on Chicago-Kent College of Law

30%

of undergraduates are

FEDERAL PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS

with serious financial need

#1 IN ILLINOIS

#34 IN THE NATION

PRIVATE COLLEGE 20-YEAR MID-CAREER EARNINGS / ROI

– PayScale

S. R. CROWN HALL

designated a NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK by the United States Secretary of the Interior

91

GREAT COLLEGES THAT GIVE

EVERY FRESHMAN A SCHOLARSHIP

Money Magazine

#38

IN THE NATION

Best Value Schools 2018
National Universities – U.S. News & World Report

#1 IN ILLINOIS

#56 IN THE NATION

20-YEAR MID-CAREER EARNINGS / ROI AFTER FINANCIAL AID

– PayScale

#2 IN THE NATION

FOR OVERALL UPWARD MOBILITY**

Among Highly Selective Private Colleges

– The Equality of Opportunity Project and The New York Times

3.7-4.37

Middle 50% Weighted H.S. GPA, 2017

2.7%

STUDENT LOAN DEFAULT RATE

Compared to the National Default Average of 11.3%

AMERICA’S MOST

BEAUTIFUL COLLEGE CAMPUSES

– Forbes

#2

IN ILLINOIS

10-YEAR POST-COLLEGE EARNINGS

Crain’s Chicago Business, The Equality of Opportunity Project, and The New York Times

#1

IN THE CHICAGO REGION

Occupational Earnings Power*

– The Brookings Institution

#1 IN THE MIDWEST

#20 NATIONWIDE

BEST BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS

DesignIntelligence

#38

CAMPUS ETHNIC DIVERSITY

NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES

U.S. News & World Report

THE

50 MOST

UNDERRATED COLLEGES IN AMERICA

Business Insider

#4

IN THE NATION

FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY

U.S. News & World Report on Chicago-Kent College of Law

One of the

“200 MOST IMPORTANT WORKS OF ARCHITECTURE in the United States”

– The American Institute of Architects on the Illinois Tech Mies Campus

One of the FIRST AREA COLLEGES
to participate in the

CHICAGO STAR
SCHOLARSHIPS

program for community college students

* Occupational earnings power looks at the mid-career salaries of alumni in each occupation that they go into, regardless of whether that occupation is a high-paying field. According to Brookings, Illinois Tech alumni out-earn graduates in the same fields from every other Chicago-region university, including University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and University of Notre Dame.

** A measure of access and outcomes showing likelihood that a student at Illinois Tech moved up two or more income quintiles.