Illinois Institute of Technology

4.4 out of 5 (14 ratings / 13 reviews) Chicago, 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 (49)
Education & Training (1)



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 2021

GSSA 2021

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
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.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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.


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

Why I changed my major after a year.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I started out an Architecture major and moved to Architectural Engineering at the end of my first year. The Architecture program was rigorous and required a lot of funding for the midterm and final presentations. I don’t think this worked very well in the program. I liked the pacing of the Architectural Engineering program, as well as the practical approach the department...

Exceptional research environment
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The experience has been awesome, lots of research and well equipped facilities

A Bright Future
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had nine courses online, and it was the best experience that I had compared to my bachelor in mechanical engineering, but for now, I am waiting for my visa to go for in-person classes in Aug 2022

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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