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Student Experience

There's no better place to dream big and find your own way than surrounded by cool, smart, driven, inspiring people at Illinois Tech in the heart of Chicago.

Illinois Tech gives you the best of both worlds: the excitement of living in an amazing global metropolis, combined with the comfort and small-town feel of attending a private university. With endless options come unlimited opportunities to discover: diversity, inspiration, languages, landscapes, viewpoints, technology, history, future, surprises—and most important, yourself.

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Get Involved!

Music and radio, theater, cosplay, robotics, journalism, LGBTQ, urban farming, dance, skiing, religion, hacking, film, railroads, entrepreneurship, quidditch, esports, government, volunteering. That's just the beginning of the 150-plus student groups that let you get out and get involved at Illinois Tech.

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Your Campus, Your Community, Your Life


Student Organizations


NCAA Division III Teams


Student Events Held on Campus Each Year

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Get in the Game

At Illinois Tech we're proud of our legacy of excellent student-athletes. Our small, private university offers personalized attention and one serious advantage: more opportunities for competition time across 17 NCAA Division III athletics teams.

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Illinois Tech Esports

Illinois Tech Esports is truly a campus-wide phenomenon. Since its founding, our program has quickly become a regional leader for its community focused, high-quality events.

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“Entering an environment filled with ambitious like-minded students is an intimidating experience, but when I began my first year at Illinois Tech, my uncertainty about how I would fit in with the community was quickly allayed. Students here, while they are often very focused on academic pursuits, also exude a passion for what they do outside the classroom and/or lab.”

—Noah Samuelson (Physics ’20), Geneseo, Illinois

“There are a wide variety of student organization that offer a plethora of interesting projects and activities that allow one to try out new things. Illinois Tech provided generous funding to student activities in order to provide students with the full experience. My involvement in professional student organizations like the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers provided me with valuable networking and personal development opportunities that made me more ready to create an impact with ethical values.” 

—Hong Wei Tan (ME ’19), Kuala Lumpur

“During my first semester I ended up joining Greek life and became a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. If you had told me I was going to join a sorority in high school, I would have just laughed. However, joining Alpha Sigma Alpha has only made my experiences at Illinois Tech better. I’m surrounded by an empowering support system that has provided me opportunities to grow as a person, academically and professionally. I can’t imagine my time at Illinois Tech without ASA.”

—Jasmine Baste (Biomedical Engineering ’21), Orland Park, Illinois