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The first time I have visited Illinois Tech was when I was a senior in high school. It so happened that my visit was during t...
The first time I have visited Illinois Tech was when I was a senior in high school. It so happened that my visit was during the winter break. The campus and facilities seemed boring to me at first. I have almost decided to give up on the school as one of my choices. However later that spring I got invited by the women's basketball coach to come out the the recruiting trip. Little did I know my perspective on the whole school would change and I would chose to become a Scarlet Hawk. Recruits were given a tour of the school, including academic and athletic facilities. Since IIT is a division 3 NCAA school general student population also shares the athletic facilities at certain times. The facilities feature multiple basketball courts, baseball field, turf soccer stadium, swimming pool and weight room. As far as academics go I was mind blown. Professors love to see their students succeed and are always ready to help. Not only is there help in the classroom but as well out of the class. The school offers free tutoring and the library is open for most of the day. Academic support is huge as IIT strives to produce future innovators. One of our notable alumni was inventor of the bar code. As far as student life goes there are multiple sororities and fraternities on campus. Campus is also located on the south side of Chicago which is easily accessible by the train. One of the great features during the summer is that we are about half of a mile away from the lake beach. School is a great mixture of college experiences as well as quality education. I could not imagine that the school that was on the bottom of my list turned into a school of my dreams.
IIT is a school that is made up of very dedicated and hard-working students and faculty that are always working towards their...
IIT is a school that is made up of very dedicated and hard-working students and faculty that are always working towards their degrees. The school has plenty of social events in and out of campus, and plenty of students are involved. The professors are almost always available for help and there are plenty of student resources to study and better understand academic subjects. The school has a very fast-responding campus security and always provides services to keep students and staff safe at all times. Overall, the school is impressive, academically and socially.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a technical school which means its academics are great but directed most solely at engine...
Illinois Institute of Technology is a technical school which means its academics are great but directed most solely at engineering or technical learning. As an architecture major, I have a school that is one of the top in the Midwest for my major. The architecture professors are experienced, have PhDs, and some run and operate their own firms outside of teaching. The major is work intensive and is a constant circulation of work needing to be done but each lesson is not unnecessary. The campus itself is a small one that spans a mere 5 blocks from 31st street to 35th street in downtown Chicago. In terms of location, it's quite simple and easy to navigate. With its proximity to downtown via the Greenline train stop that runs straight through the campus and the waterfront via a 15 minute walk out, it is situated in a great central area. In terms of building and maintenance, it lacks here to say the least. The campus is over 100 years old and in parts of it, it is quite evident. With outdated and old looking buildings, to the lack of elevators in residence halls, all the way to the shabby condition of the bathrooms located in almost all areas on campus, it is clear the school has not invested in its beautification for many long years. The cuisine on campus leaves much to be desired in most cases, but remembering it is cafeteria food, it's to be expected. There are 4 types of meal plans, Hawk 14, Hawk 19, Hawk 50, and Hawk 175. The first (Hawk 14) provides 14 meals for one week, (Hawk 19) provides 19 meals per week, (Hawk 50) provides 50 meals for a semester which is a plan directed more at off residing campus students, and the final plan (Hawk 175) provides 175 meals per semester. With each plan comes 'bonus points' which are an allotted set of dollars only valid on campus at any food locations to purchase, and 'meal exchanges' which can be used at any cafeteria or food location as well. My plan, the Hawk 175, gives me much freedom to eat meals when I would like. My major keeps me very busy most days and nights so the flexibility to use them whenever I please is quite a nice fit. The only downside would be if I was a person who was accustomed to getting breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. It only allows for 11 meals per week if you calculate it, which disagrees with some people for their eating desires. It is a good school academics-wise with professors who are capable and able to help with open door hours and online helping resources. The location of the city makes for ease of access to things to do and entertainment if desired. The food is mediocre but expected with plans that can accommodate for all hunger desires and needs. Overall it's an average school in regards to overall look, but its academics are top notch for engineering and technical majors.
The Illinois Institute of Technology is renown for its superb academic opportunities. It is located in Chicago, a big beautif...
The Illinois Institute of Technology is renown for its superb academic opportunities. It is located in Chicago, a big beautiful city with plenty of extracurricular activities to undertake. There is also great diversity at the university, and the students are what makes it special.
This school would benefit immensely from hearing the opinions of its students and making changes based on their concerns. It ...
This school would benefit immensely from hearing the opinions of its students and making changes based on their concerns. It is a small to medium sized engineering focused university (there are other majors though such as humanities, law, and business) but there have been noticeable changes to make it a not so stressful atmosphere. The classes can be difficult but asking classmates, teaching assistants, or professors for help makes a huge difference. Although our campus is small we are a 10-15 minute train ride to downtown Chicago. There are mixed feelings about this school but it definitely has a unique character you won't find anywhere else.
I am a first year student of Illinois Tech, specializing materials science and engineering. I have chosen Illinois Tech to at...
I am a first year student of Illinois Tech, specializing materials science and engineering. I have chosen Illinois Tech to attend since it is highly accredited in academics. Being a private college, tuition fees are quite heavy. Although I have been granted $20,000 per year, the remaining cost is about $40,000 per year, including room and board. However, "Investing in education is investing in future." and so, Illinois Tech is one of my steps for my future.
Exceptional professors, extremely rigorous programs. This school is an unsung hero of future leaders in tech, science, busin...
Exceptional professors, extremely rigorous programs. This school is an unsung hero of future leaders in tech, science, business, and finance!
Still missing the campus area, every lab I attended, all the professors and classmates I met. All of those are treasured mem...
Still missing the campus area, every lab I attended, all the professors and classmates I met. All of those are treasured memories.
Very diverse, well respected engineering school
Very diverse, well respected engineering school
Don't waste your time with AP classes, just take the classes you want at community college at night or in the summer. You get more bang for your scholastic buck and you will also gain "college" expereice and learn how to step up the studying. Taking humanity and social science classes at community college also gives you a little more room to be flexible with your college class schedule. The nicest looking dorm is not always the funest dorm. Go ROTC if you need to fund your education.
One interested in a career in engineering. Heavy focus on academics, but plenty of social life available in the city of Chicago
Engineering, math and sciences
Engineering, math and sciences
I would suggest that I stay organized and get ahead of the game. It's very hard to find out all the information you need and people don't realize that most of it is found by doing it on your own. I suggest writing down as many questions as possible and taking initiative in finding out the answers.
I don't like being in Chicago much
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