Quick Facts

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.

Degrees Offered and Awarded (2019–2020)

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

  Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 623 193 156
Master’s 1,159 456 63
J.D. 222 111 56
Ph.D./J.S.D. 84 26 2
Grand Total 2,088 786 277

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

Student Enrollment (Fall 2020)

  Total Female URM*
Bachelor’s 2,968 950 817
Master’s 1,823 699 155
J.D. 728 386 173
Ph.D./J.S.D. 537 198 27
Visiting/Exchange/Special Undergrad 132 35 7
Non-Degree Undergraduates 22 5 1
Certificate/Non-Degree Graduates 115 39 14
Continuing Education 17 7 3
Total Enrollment 6,342 2,319 1,197

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

Total New Undergraduate Students

Fall 2020 All Undergraduates New and Transfer ... 716

Retention

First-to-Second-Year Retention Rate
(2019 Cohort) .................................................................87%

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Average Score First-Year Students (Fall 2019)

ACT Composite Average................................................  28.8
ACT English Average......................................................  28.4
ACT Math Average.........................................................  29.1
SAT Math Average.........................................................  673.3
SAT Evidence-Based Read/Write Average..................  621.6
SAT Total......................................................................... 1288.1

An International Campus

% of graduate students who are classified
as international students ............................................. 51%
% of undergraduates who are classified
as international students ............................................. 16%
Number of countries represented by
Illinois Tech’s student body ......................................... 90

Athletics

Team Name................................................ Scarlet Hawks
Athletic Division.................................................... NCAA III
Number of Varsity Sports Teams................................. 17

Alumni

Number of Living Alumni...................................... 83,125

Colleges

Armour College of Engineering

Dean: Kenneth T. Christensen

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Dean: Anita Krug

College of Architecture

Dean: Reed Kroloff

College of Computing

Dean: Lance Fortnow

Lewis College of Science and Letters

Dean: Christine Himes

Institute of Design

Dean: Denis Weil (M.Des. ’01)

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.

The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship (Kaplan Institute) focuses on innovative thinking and transitioning new ideas into products and processes. The Kaplan Institute houses facilities and equipment for implementing novel, educational, and entrepreneurial strategies.

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.
2018 TENANTS: 22

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/IITRI RESEARCH VOLUME: $56 MILLION

Did You Know?

  • The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings place Illinois Tech #124 among National Universities and #39 among Best Value Schools.
  • The latest PayScale rankings place Illinois Tech #1 in Illinois among best value colleges (after aid is awarded).
  • 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.
  • The Master of Mathematical Finance Program at Stuart School of Business is ranked #15 in the nation by the TFE Times.
  • In 2019 Illinois Tech launched a B.S. in artificial intelligence degree, the first of its kind in the Midwest.
  • Illinois Tech launched the College of Computing in June 2020, bringing together all computer- and tech-related departments, and serving as a catalyst to infuse computation and data analysis into every degree program offered by the university.

Distinctive Educational Programs

IPRO

Launched in 1995, Illinois Tech’s signature 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.

Elevate

Elevate is a hub that connects Illinois Tech students with hundreds of experiential learning opportunities offered at the university and beyond, including research projects, internships, and study abroad. Selected students may be awarded up to $5,000 for qualifying programs.

Campus Locations

Mies (Main) Campus

10 West 35th Street, Chicago

Conviser Law Center

(Chicago-Kent College of Law, Stuart School of Business), 565 West Adams Street, Chicago

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus

(College of Computing), 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

Peter Kilpatrick, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Anthony D. D’Amato, Vice President and General Counsel

Virginia Foster, Director of HEA Compliance Title IX Compliance Coordinator

Usha Gilmore and Marc Colwell, Interim Co-Director of Athletics

Jess Goode, Vice President for External Affairs

Michael Gosz, Vice President for Enrollment and Senior Vice Provost

Mike Horan, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer

Ernie Iseminger, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Sandra L. LaPorte, Director of the 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

www.iit.edu