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Illinois Institute of Technology Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Illinois Institute of Technology ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Illinois Institute of Technology Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Illinois Institute of Technology was awarded 82 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is civil engineering.

Overall Quality

Illinois Tech landed the #154 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 61 colleges in Illinois, Illinois Tech is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Illinois Tech?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Illinois Institute of Technology you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 54%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to Illinois Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 680. Math scores were between 650 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 580 to 680 )
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SAT Math Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 650 to 730 )
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Illinois Tech received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 25 to 31 )
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Illinois Institute of Technology Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Illinois Tech, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Illinois Institute of Technology is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Illinois Institute of Technology

Freshmen Retention Rate

Illinois Institute of Technology has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Illinois Tech this rate is 38%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Illinois Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,026 undergraduates at Illinois Tech with 2,792 being full-time and 234 being part-time.

Illinois Tech Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 86.65 out of 100, Illinois Tech is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.65 out of 100
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How Much Does Illinois Institute of Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of Illinois Tech is $21,917. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Illinois Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,714 $17,993 $21,391 $24,838 $28,011

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Illinois Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Illinois Tech, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $8,010 a year. That adds up to $32,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois Tech is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Illinois Tech Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Illinois Tech make around $69,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Illinois Tech graduates since it is 74% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chicago, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Illinois Institute of Technology

Contact details for Illinois Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 10 West 35Th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-567-3000
Website: web.iit.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IITScarletHawks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/illinoistech

Illinois Institute of Technology Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 68 majors graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology. Of these students, 600 received undergraduate degrees and 1,770 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 82 $59,500
Computer Science 68 $75,600
Computer Information Systems 60 $60,900
General Architecture 55 $46,900
Biomedical Engineering 41 $51,900
Civil Engineering 40 $60,600
Electrical Engineering 36 $68,400
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 30 NA
Chemical Engineering 30 $59,900
Business Administration & Management 27 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Illinois Institute of Technology along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Illinois Tech

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 970 students took at least one online class at Illinois Institute of Technology. This is a decrease from the 1,169 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 970 274
2016-2017 1,169 337
2015-2016 1,239 366
2014-2015 1,292 361
2013-2014 1,049 411

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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