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Illinois institute of Technology is a private research university established in 1890, providing degree programs in engineering, sciences, business, architecture and design.

Key Facts


  • #96 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2019
  • #5 in Trial Advocacy
  • #13 in Intellectual Property Law
  • #15 in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • #39 in Aerospace/ Aeronautical/ Astronautical Engineering 

Year founded

  • 1890

School type

  • Private, coed, no religious affiliation 

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 2,900

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 4,264 

Student-faculty ratio

  • 12:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 54% 

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1299.9 / ACT 28.5 

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 4.0

International student population

  • 19%

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $61,400 

Popular majors

  • Engineering and Engineering Technologies; Computer and Information Sciences; Architecture; Business, Management, Marketing

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $47,646 / $13,192


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include Armour College of Engineering, Chicago-Kent College of Law, College of Architecture, Lewis College of Human Sciences, College of Science, Institute of Design, School of Applied Technology, Stuart School of Business.

  • More than 140 student organizations and clubs
  • Over 40 undergraduate majors
  • Graduate degree programs are divided into 16 clusters
  • Famous alumni include Victor Tsao, entrepreneur and hardware engineer, co-founder of consumer network hardware company Linksys; James Roche, politician, who served as the 20th Secretary of the Air Force
Kings alumni at Illinois Institute of Technology

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