Illinois Institute Of Technology

Illinois Institute Of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as IIT, is a private Ph.D.-granting university located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1940 by the merger of Armour Institute of Technology (established in 1893) and Lewis Institute (established in 1895). The main campus is spread across an area of 103 acres. IIT offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Armour College of Engineering
  • Center for Professional Development
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Science and Letters
  • Institute of Design
  • Institute of Psychology
  • School of Public Administration
  • Stuart School of Business

IIT's sports teams compete in the NAIA Division I Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The teams participate in basketball, soccer, baseball, swimming and diving. They are nicknamed the Scarlet Hawks.

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Contacting Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology
3300 S Federal St
Chicago , IL 60616
General Phone: (312) 567-3000

Illinois Institute of Technology Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering549aerospace engineering, bioengineering, architectural engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, ...
Law389law, foreign lawyers, US law, banking and finance, tax law, legal research
Computer Science and Engineering332computer and info science, information technology, computer science, web design, computer networking, computer engineering
Business and Management206business management, non-profit management, business administration, finance, financial management, human resources, international business, management information systems, management science, ...
Architecture and Planning126architecture, landscape architecture
Science95biology, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Family and Social Work69public administration
Design57design and applied arts
Therapy and Counseling43psychology
Engineering Technician19biomedical tech, industrial tech
Education and Teaching17math teaching, science teaching, computer teaching
Agricultural Science and Management15food technology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14vocational counseling
Conservation and Resource Management13natural resources management
Media12journalism, communication and journalism
Liberal Arts11liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, political science
Mathematics11applied mathematics
Medicine8medical physics
Medical Administration0health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Illinois Institute of Technology in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1,13960
Bachelor's degree46529
Doctor's degree6621
First-professional degree3161

Illinois Institute of Technology Student Body

In 2007-2008, Illinois Institute of Technology had a total enrollment of 7,277 students (4,691 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 68%
Women 32%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 33%
Graduate 55%
First Professional 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 38%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 13%
20-21 13%
22-24 30%
25-29 25%
30-34 9%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Illinois Institute of Technology Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

Illinois Institute of Technology Room and Board (2007)

Illinois Institute of Technology offers campus housing for 1,225 of its 4,691 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Illinois Institute of Technology Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520640
SAT Math610700
SAT Writing520630
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2631
ACT Composite2530

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT43%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Illinois Institute of Technology Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,513
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,513
Room and board $ 9,226
Room charge $ 4,914
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,536
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,300

Financial Aid:
Illinois Institute of Technology participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 169100)

Illinois Institute of Technology Faculty

Illinois Institute of Technology has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6127
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7721

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year33$149,3128$111,752
Associate professorcalendar year13$111,1552*
Assistant professorcalendar year11$83,2306$81,693
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year58$127,44817$97,576

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year80$115,38310$134,256
Associate professoracademic year66$81,62915$83,124
Assistant professoracademic year83$76,31028$78,198
Instructoracademic year7$48,3362*
Lectureracademic year3$58,7911*
All faculty totalacademic year239$89,81856$88,031

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Illinois Institute of Technology Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports282654

Illinois Institute of Technology Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Food Technology and Processing

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Computer Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Architectural Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Structural Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

Engineering Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LLM, MCJ, JSD/SJD)
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Applied Mathematics

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Health/Medical Physics

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Analytical Chemistry
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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