Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

Illinois Institute of Technology, founded in 1940, is a private institution. ITT is known for its outstanding programs in engineering and architecture with project-based team learning. Small classes with accessible world-class faculty are a distinguishing feature of the ITT experience. A large merit-based scholarship program makes ITT affordable. Its 128-acre campus is located three miles south of Chicago's Loop. The campus plan and many of its buildings were designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Website: www.iit.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,991
Undergraduate
Students
(29.9%) 895 Women
(70.1%) 2,096 Men
4,801
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 4,403 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.98
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$65,386
Tuition and Fees
$47,296
Room and Board
$12,762
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$43,023
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,671
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
423
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scarlet Hawks
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.4% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
20.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
43.1% White
8.0% Unknown
International Students
25.9% from 84 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
87%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
10 West 35th Street
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone
(312) 567-3025
Fax
(312) 567-6939
E-mail
admission@iit.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 4,403 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 1,224 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 3,179 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
720 (31%) of 2,321 admitted students enrolled
Women
205 (29%) of 712 admitted students enrolled
Men
515 (32%) of 1,609 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.98
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
32%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
9%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 56%
Top quarter: 70%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$65,386
Tuition and Fees
$47,296
Room and Board
$12,762
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Other Expenses
$3,728
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admission@iit.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001691
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
376 (76.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
337 (92.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
337 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
60 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$43,023
Need-Based Gift
Received by 337 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,584
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 235 (64.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,785
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 47 (19.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
135 (27.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,980

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,725 (64.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,635 (94.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,635 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
222 (13.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$40,603
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,635 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,342
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,153 (71.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,369
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 174 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
995 (35.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,048

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,671
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Humanities, Mathematics, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Technical and Scientific Communication
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Architecture, Computer and information sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, applied math; architecture/construction engineering and management; biology; computer science/ applied math, data science, intellectual property management and marketing; physics/health physics
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
423
Part-Time Faculty
377
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
50%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,780,594
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
586
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Environmental Engineering, Master of Public Works, Master of Structural Engineering, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Computer Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Architectural Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Transportation Engineering, Master of Applied Science, Master of Design, Master of Geoenvironmental Engineering, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Mathematical Finance, Master of Geotechnical Engineering, Master of Architecture, Master of Construction Engineering Management, Master of Design Methods

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Physics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Human Resources Development
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Structural Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Technical Writing
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor, Doctor of the Science of Law, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Physics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Human Resources Development
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Structural Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Technical Writing
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering

Location and Setting


Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
120 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
38%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scarlet Hawks
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, field hockey, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, union board, international students association, student government association, greek council, commuter student associate
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,991
Women
895 (29.9%)
Men
2,096 (70.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,790
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.4% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
20.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
43.1% White
8.0% Unknown
International Students.
25.9% from 84 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
4,801

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
87%
Average Starting Salary
87%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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