Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois


#129 National Colleges

60.23% Admission Rate
Not Very Selective

3,032 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, medium, highly residential

By Joe Ravi, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Tracing its history to 1890, the present name was adopted upon the merger of the Armour Institute and Lewis Institute in 1940. The university has programs in architecture, business, communications, design, engineering, industrial technology, information technology, law, psychology, and science. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".The university's historic roots are in several 19th-century engineering and professional education institutions in the United States. In the mid 20th century, it became closely associated with trends in modernist architecture through the work of its Dean of Architecture Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who designed its campus. The Institute of Design, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Midwest College of Engineering were also merged into Illinois Tech.

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Chicago, Illinois

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City: Large (population of 250,000 or more)

Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Engineering 51.7%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 21.3%
Architecture And Related Services 9.2%
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4.5%
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields 3.8%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3.0%
Psychology 1.7%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.5%
Physical Sciences 1.3%
Social Sciences 1.0%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.7%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0.3%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1312 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 730 675 620
Verbal 670 620 570

ACT Scores

29 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 33 30 26
English 33 29 24