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Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Illinois Institute of Technology (also referred to as Illinois Tech) is home to more than 7,800 students from 130 countries enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, the sciences, architecture, human sciences, design, business and applied technology.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (50)



Illinois Tech was created in 1940 by the merger of Armour Institute and Lewis Institute. Located on the west side of Chicago, Lewis Institute, established in 1895 by the estate of hardware merchant and investor Allen C. Lewis, offered liberal arts as well as science and engineering courses for both men and women.  


Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.


Research Services:

  • Research at Illinois Tech
  • Research Institutes & Centers
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Sponsored Research & Programs
  • Research Compliance
  • Office of Technology Development
  • University Technology Park

Research Institutes:

  • IIT Research Institute (IITRI)
  • IIT Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • IIT Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER)
  • Institute for Food Safety and Health
  • Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation


Career Services at Illinois Tech is the place to begin when you want to get serious about pursuing your career. We want you to start thinking about life after Illinois Tech from the first day you walk onto campus. We’re here to help you map out your career plan, to guide you to meaningful work, and to support you throughout your entire professional life.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
426 -5
421 5
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
736 -54
682 -41
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Housing services

  • Moving on campus into one of our residence halls will prove to be a wonderful experience! Our mission is to empower residents by providing leadership opportunities and support services that foster community development, academic success, and personal growth. The Office of Residence Life office provides a quality living environment which promotes the well-being of campus residents and guests through well maintained facilities and accommodations.

Library services

The mission of the libraries of Illinois Institute of Technology is to acquire, organize, preserve, and disseminate knowledge in order to support the research needs of students and faculty. Collectively, the libraries offer access to over 1.8 million volumes, including books, journals, newspapers, videos, DVDs, maps, microforms, and government documents. 

Medical services

  • Student Health and Wellness Center

The SHWC provides health, advocacy, wellness, and knowledge to the students and community of IL Tech in order to promote holistic, lifelong success. We hope you will spend some time exploring the types of services we offer the IL Tech community and various ways we promote overall wellbeing.

Student Life

Campus life

Some of the most famous buildings in the world, designed by legendary architects, are located on IIT Main Campus in Chicago. S. R. Crown Hall, an elegant steel-and-glass National Historic Landmark, is a marvel of engineering and simplicity by former IIT professor and Architecture dean Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Elevated trains run through the Rem Koolhaas-designed McCormick Tribune Campus Center. And IIT alumnus Helmut Jahn's State Street Village is one of the on-campus places to live.

  • Mies (main) Campus
  • Downtown Campus
  • Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus
  • Moffett Campus (Institute for Food Safety and Health)

Student clubs

Several organizations in:

  • Arts & Media
  • Community Service
  • Cultural
  • Faith and Spiritual
  • Fraternity/Sorority
  • Hobby and Special Interest
  • Professional Organizations
  • Sports
  • Student Services


Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Armour College of Engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:

  • Aerospace Engineering, B.S.
  • Architectural Engineering, B.S.
  • Biomedical Engineering, B.S.
  • Chemical Engineering, B.S.
  • Civil Engineering, B.S.
  • Computer Engineering, B.S.
  • Electrical Engineering, B.S.
  • Materials Science and Engineering, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Chicago-Kent College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association.

College of Architecture NAAB-accredited programs include the Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture.

Student Reviews

Carpe Diem
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It has a great program with the Republic of Georgia. The program is called: School of American Law Georgia, Chicago Kent college of Law program. With this program you can study for 1 year in your home country, you are taught by the representatives of Chicago Kent college of law and next year you go to the USA. It is a great program and opportunity, through which you gain a...

UTFPR Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UTFPR provided me with a multitude of academic opportunities. It was five years of graduation with a lot of learning.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Student life is essentially juggling social life with academics. I have to make sure my acacemics go well while still be able to have fun with friends or do other work on the side. It is difficult and can be exhausting. However, once you get through it is a very rewarding experience.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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