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Illinois Institute of Technology Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Illinois Institute of Technology. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Illinois Institute of Technology Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Illinois Institute of Technology was awarded 95 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is civil engineering.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Illinois Tech is ranked #117 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Illinois Tech is also ranked #5 out of 63 schools in Illinois.

See all of the rankings for Illinois Institute of Technology.

Is It Hard to Get Into Illinois Tech?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Illinois Institute of Technology is a competitive 54%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology  ( 650 to 730 )
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

The student to faculty ratio at Illinois Tech is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Illinois Institute of Technology is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

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

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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Good Overall Diversity at Illinois Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,900 undergraduates at Illinois Tech with 2,631 being full-time and 269 being part-time.

Illinois Tech Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Illinois Tech is 79.20 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  79.20 out of 100
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How Much Does Illinois Institute of Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of Illinois Tech is $22,098. 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 +
$17,829 $16,932 $19,302 $25,324 $29,158

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Illinois Tech, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,976 a year. That adds up to $27,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois Tech is 2.7%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Illinois Tech with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $69,100 in their early years. That's great news for Illinois Tech students since it is 69% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Illinois Institute of Technology make the most money.

Location of Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The location of Illinois Tech is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

Illinois Institute of Technology Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology. Of these students, 559 received undergraduate degrees and 1,996 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
General Architecture 76 $46,900
Mechanical Engineering 76 $59,500
Electrical Engineering 58 $68,400
Computer Science 57 $75,600
Computer Information Systems 38 $60,900
Computer Engineering 34 $61,700
Engineering-Related Fields 29 NA
Chemical Engineering 28 $59,900
Biomedical Engineering 27 $51,900
Civil Engineering 26 $60,600

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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

Learn more about online learning at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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