About Illinois Institute of Technology

Founded in 1890, Illinois Institute of Technology. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,944 full time undergraduate students, and 4,786 full time graduate students.

The Illinois Institute of Technology Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 412 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Illinois Institute of Technology include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1130-1360
ACT Range26-31

Admissions at IIT are considered Selective, with ,22% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

94% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 75% were in the top quarter, and 46% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Illinois Institute of Technology.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Illinois Institute of Technology REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    119 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    97 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    139 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    147 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    147 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    147 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    147 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    147 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Illinois Institute of Technology?

36 Students rated Illinois Institute of Technology

Alex - 05/14/2024

The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) stands as a beacon of innovation and academic excellence in the heart of Chicago. From its distinguished faculty to its cutting-edge research facilities, IIT offers a transformative educational experience. One of the most striking aspects of IIT is its commitment to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. Whether it's through its renowned Armour College of Engineering or its acclaimed Institute of Design, students have the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary projects that prepare them for the complexities of the modern world. Furthermore, IIT's urban campus provides a dynamic backdrop for learning. Surrounded by the vibrant culture and industry of Chicago, students are immersed in a rich environment that serves as both a classroom and a playground for exploration. The emphasis on experiential learning sets IIT apart. Through co-op programs, internships, and hands-on projects, students gain invaluable real-world experience that complements their academic studies. This practical approach equips graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in their chosen fields. Lastly, IIT prides itself on its diverse and inclusive community. With students and faculty from all corners of the globe, the campus is a melting pot of perspectives and ideas. This diversity enriches the educational experience and prepares students to navigate an increasingly interconnected world. In summary, the Illinois Institute of Technology is a powerhouse of innovation, offering a holistic education that combines academic rigor with real-world application. With its interdisciplinary focus, urban campus, experiential learning opportunities, and commitment to diversity, IIT prepares students to lead and succeed in the ever-evolving landscape of the 21st century.

Julia - 05/15/2023

Illinois Tech is without a doubt where I belong. If you are good at what you do, know what you want to major in, and want a clear path to a career, go to IIT. The campus is ten minutes from downtown Chicago and many people have a work hard play hard mentality.

Nathan - 03/29/2023

Overall a decent tech school. Buildings can be updated as most are really old, but they are functional. Campus has a lot of resources for students to use such as an idea shop that has laser cutters and 3D printers. Somewhat commuter friendly as there are two train lines that are right by the campus. While on campus housing is not that great, the proximity to downtown Chicago makes up for that.

Akeyla - 07/03/2022

Let me start out by saying that my education here was really good - the graduate programs are generally well respected and rigorous. The professors are very smart and experts in their field of work. The school has excellent public transportation, and good facilities on campus. I wish there was a better neighborhood infrastructure - more bars, restaurants and shops. However, the food isn't the best and the tuition is incredibly high. But, if you are interested in school for school, IIT is an amazingly good choice.

Illinois Institute of Technology FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Illinois Institute of Technology?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Illinois Institute of Technology is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Because this question begs an honest answer, i will say that IIT offered me not much in the department of career. I am an architecture major, and the school spends most of its time teaching about concepts and art, and up until recently, has said little about actual construction or the practical application of knowledge. Although the school does an excellent job of confering theoretical knowledge, it is lacking in the practical sense. it encourages students to design impractical, inefficient, expensive buildings that could not exist in real life because of things like gravity. The school, however, does have its strengths. It teaches a method of thinking- a way to approach problems that could otherwise be intimidating or impossible. I have learned how to study problems in more detail to sometimes find better, less obvious solutions. The final thing i have gotten out of this college is a close network of friends and classmates who all help eachother with difficult projects and homework, as well as provide a nice social circle to spend time with and bond with in free time.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Many students prefer to isolate themselves. It is very difficult to bring people out of their shells. This fact is best obverved on weekends. Instead of a social and bustling campus, the campus is very quiet except for the greek community. Actually, without the greek community, the campus would be completely dead, always. The Greeks are very involved and are in many leadership roles in every major organization on campus.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    From all over the world!

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A haven for socially awkward people who love getting a 4.0 and then entering the workforce.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school has a rich architectural history and is recognized by architects world-wide.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who percieves college as a place just to party all time like in some movies.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The commitment to education is a plus; every single class is very competitive. Also the fact that you are provided with opportunities to work on projects with people from different majors is a great experience that teaches team work and somewhat simulates a real world professional experience.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Somebody that is very smart and loves technology would favor this school. Since the community isn't that big, many students will have small groups of friends. Also somebody who would wants to focus on getting their degree and not really doing any nonsense activities such as drinking or doing drugs would like this school.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The fact that our party crowd at the school does not go crazy. that many people are smart enough not to make poor choices

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Illinois Institute of Technology is the deteriorating classrooms and buildings. There are several academic buildings that are in need of a restoration. There are cracks in the ceiling that leak water. However plans are being made to restore the buildings during the summer, when classes are out.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    There are no intramural sports. There is nobody interested in starting them. The social atmoshphere is dismal.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Best Academic. Famous scientists.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The size of IIT is perfect- it's not so small that you recognize everyone, but it's small enough that you see friends when you're walking down the street. The size also helps because it seems like faculty really cares about you and knows you by name- unlike big state schools where you'd be just a tiny unforgotten piece in a huge system.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    I love all of my classes! IIT is one of the nation's top architecture schools, and it's obvious why-- I'm receiving a great education and will be prepared to enter the architectural field when I graduate. Another thing I love is that you know everyone at school here is intelligent, and it can be much more enjoyable to have conversations with bright people.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    IIT offers a lot of social activities for its students- they're always selling discount tickets to musicals, sporting events, and movies in the city. One of the huge deciding factors in whether I came to IIT was its location- and I couldn't have asked for a better one! It hardly takes any time at all to get into the city, so if I want to shop or look at architecture or just hang out, it's very accessible by train: we have to train stops on campus.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    The stereotype is that we are all Asian and do nothing but study.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Every now and then you might find people that fit the stereotypes, but that's bound to happen. I find it easy to make friends with people, hang out, and go to parties.

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  19. When you step off campus what do you see?

    It depends in which direction you walk. Walking west brings you into Bridgeport, a developing neighborhood with small local businesses and restaurants as well as many residences. Bridgeport is home to Cellular Field. Many IIT students live in Bridgeport due to the low rent. Walking south is not recommended as it's not a great part of town. However, the police station is south so it is not entirely unsafe. There are many fast food restaurants south of campus. Walking west brings you to the Illinois College of Optometry, Bronzeville, and a large residential area. Walk a bit further and you will be at beautiful lake Michigan! Walking north brings you closer to downtown.

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    IIT students are typically known as being nerds. Hard working, but somewhat reclusive and perhaps even socially incompetent. Many people will say they are disappointed with the social scene, and that the school is known to empty out during breaks due to so many students fleeing to the suburbs where they are from. In reality, there are a lot of opportunities to socialize and fun to be had. There are no major barriers to creating a student organization, and chances are one already exists for any given interest. Various groups on campus put on events both on campus and off campus that can be enjoyed by everyone. Still, it is true that IIT students are very hard working and most people will be unwilling to blow off their commitments in favor of having a good time. In recent years the school has been choosing more well-rounded students that more successfully have a healthy balance between work and fun.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Spots are not a very important part of the IIT experience. Sometimes varsity volleyball, soccer, and baseball games are advertised on campus and students who attend can often get some free IIT swag. Athletes at IIT blend in very well. It's possible to join some of the sports teams without being offered a scholarship, so it doesn't really have the exclusivity factor that some other schools may experience. In addition to varsity sports, many IIT students will participate in some club or intermural sport. Besides the official teams, other club sports such as indoor soccer, cricket, badminton, bowling, and tennis see a lot of participation.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Illinois Institute of Technology receive some sort of financial aid. 32% were awarded federal grants. While 47% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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