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Study at Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as IIT, is a private Ph. D. -granting university located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1940 by the merger of Armour Institute of Technology (established in 1893) and Lewis Institute (established in 1895). The main campus is spread across an area of 103 acres. IIT offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Armour College of Engineering
  • Center for Professional Development
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Science and Letters
  • Institute of Design
  • Institute of Psychology
  • School of Public Administration
  • Stuart School of Business
IIT's sports teams compete in the NAIA Division I Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The teams participate in basketball, soccer, baseball, swimming and diving. They are nicknamed the Scarlet Hawks.

Profile of Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL is home to Illinois Institute of Technology. Chicago is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Illinois Institute of Technology go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in law, engineering, computer science and engineering, and architecture and planning.

Illinois Institute of Technology Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 543. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 620 and 710. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.


Illinois Institute of Technology has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Illinois Institute of Technology has 7, 277 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population. A very high share of students at Illinois Institute of Technology are male.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Illinois Institute of Technology values student athletics, and belongs to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"IIT's mission is to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to educate students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment. "

Illinois Institute of Technology Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering495electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, various engineering courses, materials engineering, . . .
Law428law, foreign lawyers, banking and finance, tax law, legal research, US law
Computer Science and Engineering308computer science, information technology, computer engineering, computer and info science, web design, computer networking
Business and Management209financial management, business management, business administration, finance, marketing, human resources, management science, international business, . . .
Architecture and Planning113architecture, landscape architecture
Science73biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, analytical chemistry, chemistry, physics, chemistry courses
Family and Social Work62public administration
Design45design and applied arts
Therapy and Counselling36psychology
Education and Teaching32math teaching, science teaching, computer teaching
Medicine14medical physics
Conservation and Resource Management13natural resources management
Liberal Arts12political science, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Media12communication and journalism, journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11vocational Counselling
Mathematics9applied mathematics
Agricultural Science and Management2food technology
Medical administration1health care administration
Engineering Technician0biomedical tech

Contact: Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

3300 S Federal St

Chicago, IL 60616

General Phone: (312) 567-3000


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