Illinois Institute of Technology

556 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Illinois Institute of Technology is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
Website

Illinois Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
1160-1380
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$22,449/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,042/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,755/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,210/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,669/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,361/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,922Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Hard-working but loves to have fun
    30%
  • Nerds
    30%
  • Hard working, longs for the day he can sleep
    19%
  • Culturally classed
    7%
  • Passionate
    7%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • Segrageted and closed minded to intergration
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.51 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Practical yet enjoyable
    33%
  • Enjoyable and lots to love but expensive
    26%
  • You would think that, but no
    11%
  • Diverse but very segregated
    7%
  • Extremely enjoyable but expensive
    7%
  • Highway Robbery
    7%
  • Perfect place to explore our knowledge
    7%

After Illinois Institute of Technology

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$68,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

556 reviews
  • Excellent
    87
  • Very Good
    176
  • Average
    209
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    39
As a graduate student majoring in electrical engineering I have been offered NOTHING from school or the department and I am therefore wasting a large portion of valuable study and research time on finding alternative sources of funding/loans and jobs most of which are unsuccessful and financial concern has been a big distraction to my studies. There have even been cases where I have run short on basic living expenses. I've even known PhD students in our department who have personally funded their own living expenses AND TUITION while doing research for the department at the same time! I have no time for recreation or social life because I am constantly busy seeking alternative resources to finance my tuition and living expenses which has also been a big barrier to my studies since I have difficulty focusing on school due to my financial burdens. I do NOT recommend attending this school to anyone and I have thought of and searched for other schools to transfer to but unfortunately due to the amount of credit hours passed at this school, all of my credit hours wouldn't have been transferred and it was too late so I decided to stay at IIT for now until completion of M.Sc.
  • College Senior
  • Oct 9 2012
Diversity in IIT is no doubt one of the best I have come across! This I'm very sure because I have heard many from other universities across different states. There have been claims of racism and discrimination in many well-known universities because generally a group of people dominate( there will be a majority of people from same group). On the contrary, in IIT there are people from different places who get along so well. Chinese are obviously the majority here but there are a fair share of Indians,French and Germans apart from Afro-Americans. The fact that a guy from Ethiopia is the International Student Board vice president says the story!
  • College Junior
  • Sep 24 2012
For the first year, the financial aid package is pretty good; it covers everything! However, tuition does increase, so I would heavily recommend to continue to apply for scholarships. I, unfortunately, am slowly being priced out of attendance. But, I did not continually apply for scholarships either. So, to avoid being in my situation apply apply apply for scholarships!
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 31 2014