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Illinois Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,714, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Illinois Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 113. Its tuition and fees are $37,093 (2012-13).
The Illinois Institute of Technology, a private university in Chicago, provides a variety of options for students interested in the sciences. IIT offers a wide range of engineering degree programs, including telecommunications and software engineering, biomedical imaging and signals, and food process 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 journalism of technology, science, and business and political science.) The school also runs an Institute of Design; the Chicago-Kent College of Law, which is particularly well known for its trial advocacy program; the Stuart School of Business; and other graduate student programs.
For undergrads, there are about 100 clubs and organizations to join, including TechNews, the student newspaper. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, though undergraduate and graduate housing is available through the university. Each year, the campus comes together for events including Pumpkin Launch, a day in which students, faculty, and alumni showcase homemade launching devices as they try to catapult pumpkins the furthest, and a spring formal in downtown Chicago. Students can also show their school spirit at IIT Scarlet Hawks athletic events, though the school does not have a football or basketball team. Notable alumni include Victor Tsao, founder of network hardware firm Linksys, and James Roche, former Secretary of the Air Force.
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Founded in 1890, Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, Ph.D.-granting research university with more than 7,700 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business, and law. IIT's interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum provides students with a distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation. IIT students have the resources of a major global city along with the intimacy of a 120-acre green campus. IIT's Main Campus is located just three miles from the downtown business district of Chicago and across the street from U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. The American Institute of Architects named IIT's campus one of the 200 most significant works of architecture in the United States. In 2011, Forbes magazine named it one of "America's Most Beautiful Colleges Campuses." Main Campus features 19 buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one building by the architect Helmut Jahn, and one by Rem Koolhaas.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Illinois Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||63.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Illinois Institute of Technology is 11:1, and the school has 55.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Illinois Institute of Technology include: Architecture; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering, General; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 91.0 percent.
Illinois Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,714, with a gender distribution of 68.7 percent male students and 31.3 percent female students. At this school, 60.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40.0 percent of students live off campus. Illinois Institute of Technology is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Illinois Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Illinois Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Illinois Institute of Technology.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Illinois Institute of Technology, 61.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $24,381.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$37,093 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,376 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data