Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology


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Recent Reviews

Miracle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

At first glance, the school is nothing to brag about compared to other tech schools outside the city; but the school has ever...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

At first glance, the school is nothing to brag about compared to other tech schools outside the city; but the school has every promising academics and career options that take place within the school year. As a freshman, I already have plans to contribute to organizations with the schools and add something to internships to expand on my knowledge.

Jose
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In my honest opinion, the Illinois Institute of Technology has everything that a studious and serious student needs and wants...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my honest opinion, the Illinois Institute of Technology has everything that a studious and serious student needs and wants in an academic institution. The classes are very difficult there, no matter what major you are doing. But they do want to prepare you for the real world, which is why they make them very rigorous. The students, faculty, and staff are all very generous and helpful, so there is not really much of a reason for you to feel like you are lost. The professors are most likely, if not always, available and can explain things more thoroughly needed than what time in class or lectures allow. There's many connections and resources students are able to have and use in order to create am ideal study environment. Eventually, you do connect with students of your own major and other majors. You can also get exposed to the diversity that exists in the campus since the university is also an international school. Most of the school is dominated by graduate students than undergraduate students, so that's more of an insight towards what the environment of the student ratio may be in the school. There's Greek Life as well, but not a lot of fraternities or sororities that exist within it. Basically, it is not a "party" school. Everything is taken seriously here and it is very competitive in the fields of STEM. You can get all the materials you need for your classes, although bookstores in general at university campuses can always be a bit more expensive than expected. It's campus is small in comparison to other nearby schools like the University of Chicago and UIC. After all, I just liked the energy and the education that is being taught at the school, which reflected more on the type of student that I am. But there is still some improvements that can be made to ensure better and comfortable academic experiences since the classes can get difficult at times.

Muhammad
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Many people love their undergrad colleges, but I don't share the sentiment. Very little school spirit or sense of pride here....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Many people love their undergrad colleges, but I don't share the sentiment. Very little school spirit or sense of pride here. Bigotry on behalf of the student body is a factor into why I am glad I'm leaving soon. Teachers are arrogant and self-centered. Aside from that, the departments that are supposed to help you leave it up to you to research and fix every problem often making many phone calls to multiple departments, or waiting in line for an hour to get a simple question answered. Everything here is about surviving and getting the grade you need. What a boring dystopia. Professors are distant and don't care much about teaching, and have fun getting timely feedback if you do decide to go here. Profs would rather research and remain out of touch with the needs of their students than change their ways. Expensive and disgusting food with few healthy options. Overpriced, mandatory dorms. Administration doesn't take complaints they've had for years very seriously, they just want your money. The students act a lot like middle schoolers and everyone here's on Adderall. We pay this amount of money to be alone and teach ourselves because we were sold this college by lies. The architecture department is well-funded, and their students give the tours, but don't count your chickens on getting academic support if you're applying to any other major. About to graduate after a few miserable years, and I couldn't be more excited to leave. This school protects itself and itself only with little empathy or time left over for the students.

sneja
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I like studying in Illinois institute f technology.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like studying in Illinois institute f technology.

John
What is your overall opinion of this school?

IIT is a good school overall. The campus life is honestly trash, but I am able to find my way around and meet good friends. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

IIT is a good school overall. The campus life is honestly trash, but I am able to find my way around and meet good friends. The academics are good however, there are a handful of professors that are hard to understand and act like they don't want to be here. Tuition goes up every year and the campus-life/academics do not seem to improve. The only thing that gets better is the faculties salary. If there is one thing I do like about IIT is the innovation when it comes to green energy. A lot of building on campus have solar panels and IIT is still looking to expand.

Claire
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Contrary to popular student opinion, I truly have enjoyed my time and educational experience at Illinois Tech. The people I'v...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Contrary to popular student opinion, I truly have enjoyed my time and educational experience at Illinois Tech. The people I've met, the friends I've gained, and the professors and mentors I've learned from have made my experience an extremely positive one. I've also come to appreciate the diversity on campus and love interacting with the international community whether students stay for all 4 years or are studying abroad for a semester - they've taught me so much about life beyond the classroom and I'm very grateful for those lessons. There are countless ways to get involved on campus and plenty of leadership experience to go around. Personally, I was a member of the varsity volleyball team (Illinois Tech is a NCAA DIII school) and I'm a member of Greek life, honor's societies, scholarship groups, professional organizations, and philanthropy teams. The school is also small enough where, if there is not an organization or club that is right for you, students have the opportunity to establish a club from the ground up and bring a new group of students together. The school's location (a 5 minute train ride to the heart of South Loop in Chicago) has been a huge perk and I love exploring the city with the school's included Ventra U-Pass. There are always concerts to attend, restaurants to try, and free events to mingle at to get off campus. Additionally, there are plenty of large conventions and conferences due to the large student populations of other big named schools like University of Chicago, Northwestern, UIC, DePaul and Loyola. What sets IIT apart from these alternative Chicagoland schools, however, is the faculty-to-student ratio and the quality of learning and resources that are available to students. The experiences that I've gained just from attending IIT (internship experience, networking opportunities, etc.) has been unreal. Additionally, IIT is one of the only schools that offers a 5-year master's in engineering track and I'm able to graduate in 5 years with both my bachelor's and master's in chemical engineering all while attending the same school. Every school has their downfalls, however, and those downfalls have overshadowed the positives for some students. It can be discouraging at times to participate in student organizations because overall student engagement is rather low as students tend to possess a more introverted personality type making some school-planned functions a bust. Additionally, with the rigorous and challenging coursework, student stress and anxiety here at Illinois Tech are abnormally high and some professors and institutional members seem to brush that under the carpet. There are also a large number of students who commute to class from the surrounding Chicago suburbs and I think the school could do more to incorporate these individuals to make them feel more included and welcomed on campus. I do think that the institution is making strides to overcome their weaknesses like remodeling student housing and investing in new catering services but those changes will take years to impact the quality of life and better the student community. Despite the downfalls, I would not change my decision to pursue my degrees at Illinois Tech and definitely have and will continue to recommend the educational programs here.

Alysia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The second you step on campus its like crossing the threshold of a big bubble separating the school from the exterior city of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The second you step on campus its like crossing the threshold of a big bubble separating the school from the exterior city of Chicago. Though IIT is just two train stops from the city it truly provides its own unique campus vibe. When inside of this bubble you can almost sense a nerdy wave undulating throughout, with the MTCC building at its heart. This particular sense in the air is honestly not for everyone. The people almost magnetically drawn to this campus are devoted to their studies, and in most cases posses a social awkwardness that is negated by the sheer make up of the community. It must be said however that you must take the preliminary steps like joining a club, Greek life , or a sport to initiate your social endeavors. Though the academic stress can build like a pressure cooker, there are many things on campus or in the surrounding city that can help to alleviate the academic vigor of IIT.

Katherine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

You go to this school for one of two majors - engineering or architecture. I only know enough about the architecture curricul...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

You go to this school for one of two majors - engineering or architecture. I only know enough about the architecture curriculum and it could use a lot of improvement, especially with the recently appointed dean. Wiel Arets made going to Crown Hall a prestigious endeavor, and I was proud to go to all of the lectures he made possible. The curriculum in architecture changes so often that it's hard to collect any data to report on what is actually working. The campus is seriously lacking in accessiblity to shops and retail; security is lazy and personnel are often seen just sitting in their cars; the facilities could be updated for architecture students (everything is built for engineering students!) . The general student body is boring but there are enough boring activities around campus to get by.

Darsh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My first semester at IIT was Fall 2018. I am still in the process of completing this semester. It has been an amazing experie...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My first semester at IIT was Fall 2018. I am still in the process of completing this semester. It has been an amazing experience so far. The professors are highly available and there are research opportunities that these professors can provide if you make a good connection with them or impress them that you got the skills. Also, there are plenty of opportunities on the campus such as thousands of organizations, clubs, sports, and career fair.

Taylor
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a pretty alright school. Sometimes it's a small disaster, though, but I do enjoy being here. There's a nice community an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a pretty alright school. Sometimes it's a small disaster, though, but I do enjoy being here. There's a nice community and people are generally friendly. the profs mostly all want us to do well, so that's good. Honestly, it could be significantly worse, especially the food. I don't like the food at all sometimes, and sometimes it's really good.

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