Illinois Institute of Technology


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Illinois


The Illinois Institute of Technology is a private comprehensive research university with a largely science and engineering focus at the undergraduate level. The school was founded in 1890, and its 120-acre campus is a mere three miles from Chicago's downtown business district. White Sox games are played in the stadium across the street from campus. Architecture is the most popular undergraduate major, but the Armour College of Engineering has the highest undergraduate enrollment of the eight colleges and schools that make up IIT. The school typically does well in rankings of both Midwest and national colleges.

Most Popular Majors

Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7453
Total Grad Students: 4851
Undergraduate Students: 2602
Faculty: 424

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1

Percent Male: 70%
Percent Female: 30%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

10 West 33rd. Street Perlstein Hall 101
Chicago Illinois 60616


Main Email:

Main Phone: 312-567-3025

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Ryan Nelson
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admission

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Carolyn Schoen
Assistant Director , Undergraduate Admission

Athletics Contact:
Anna Dannhausen
Athletics Business Coordinator, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Suggested 3.0/4.0 G.P.A

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit will be accepted for courses completed with the equivalent grade of "C" or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 68 semester hours of transfer credit is permitted from a two-year college. There is no maximum number of hours of transfer credit permitted from a four-year college; however, your final 45 semester hours must be completed at IIT.

Test Scores for Applying:
Not Required, unless student has completed less than 30 credit hours. IIT will then need high school transcripts and test scores along with completed college coursework.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
One Letter of Recommendation required

Essay(s) required:
One personal statement required

Application Fee:
No application fee for 2007-2008

Other Requirements:
Students admitted to the College of Architecture are required to submit a portfolio of their work for credit and placement purposes. Reviews are available only to deposited transfer students intending to enroll in the fall semester.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 31
English 25 31
Math 24 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 640
Math 613 710
Writing 523 638

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 669

Transfers Accepted: 324

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 48%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 64%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -16%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 1950

Room and Board: 10214

Tuition and Fees: 35125

Total Cost: 48389

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Tuition Scholarship- Amounts vary up to $12,000 and is based on a variety of factors. Students are automatically reviewed for this scholarship upon admission. Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship- $5,000 in addition to Transfer Tuition Scholarship.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6985

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 55%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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