Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
4-year Private university


Illinois Institute of Technology is a private institution established in 1890 with urban setting located at Chicago. It is ranked 98 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester based academic calendar. It offers a wide range of engineering degree programs, including aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as a range of degrees in architecture and the sciences. For liberal arts-minded students, the school awards degrees for majors including communications, humanities and political science. There are more than 100 student clubs.

#98 in National Universities
Location Chicago, Illinois
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1890
Selectivity Low
Size Small
3,125 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $50,636
Outstate Tuition Fee $50,636
Room and Board Fees $16,528
$63,728 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


61% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$0 Application Fee
4.0 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$49,801 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$45,718 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $72,186
64% Students with need received Financial Aid
19% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Heald scholarship
Total Worth $60,000 to $120,000 over four years
Eligibility First year student
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Camras Scholars Program
Total Worth Full tuition
Eligibility Be a full-time student and a United States citizen or permanent resident
Minimum Criteria Satisfy very high selection standards and demonstrate outstanding academics, involvement in extracurricular activities, and dedication to leadership
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Collens Scholars Program
Total Worth full tuition and fees
Eligibility Graduate from a Chicago public/charter high school;Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Minimum Criteria ACT scores from a 23-30, an average weighted GPA of a 3.9, or rank in the top ten percent of their class.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program
Total Worth Full Tuition;Room and Board Allowance;
Eligibility undergraduate students who are United States citizens or permanent residents
Minimum Criteria a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, and ACT/SAT scores in the top 10 percent nationally
Requirement for maintenance Scholars must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher;Scholars must participate in designated programming and other leadership opportunities on campus, and have a good record of university citizenship ;Scholars must agree in writing to share their academic performance including grades each semester, and to submit a report annually to the Duchossois Family Foundation on their achievements and experiences.
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline December 1

Other Scholarships

Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship
Total Worth $20,000
Details Candidates must qualify for undergraduate admission to Illinois Institute of Technology as either a first-year or transfer student and be Children/grandchildren of a currently active, sworn member of either department, or former officer, firefighter or paramedic from either department in good standing or, Children of a fallen officer, firefighter, or paramedic
Crown Scholarship
Total Worth full tuition
Details Open only to incoming first year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, the scholarship has been awarded to candidates who demonstrate Outstanding academic achievement, Excellent artistic skills in freehand drawing, Involvement in extracurricular activities, demonstrating leadership and independence.


3,125 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
93% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
38% Students graduate within 6 years