Illinois Institute of Technology

Founded in 1890, Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused university, located in Chicago, that combines hands-on learning and research opportunities across the disciplines to prepare students to innovate and solve real-world problems. Illinois Tech is home to more than 7,800 students from 100 countries and 48 states enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, the sciences, architecture, human sciences, design, business, applied technology, and law. Illinois Tech's Mies Campus, located three miles from downtown Chicago and adjacent to Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, was named by Forbes as one of the country's most beautiful college campuses. Nineteen of its buildings, including the iconic S. R. Crown Hall, were designed by the legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and architects Helmut Jahn and Rem Koolhaas, respectively, designed the contemporary State Street Village residence hall and The McCormick Tribune Campus Center; the latter incorporated elevated train tracks into its design. Our technology-focused curriculum, and specifically our signature Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program, is distinctive. Each semester-long IPRO course is a team-based project in which students from various majors work together to find solutions to real-world problems, such as developing a system for clean drinking water for the world's rural poor and developing a robotic standing wheelchair with a supinating arm. Innovative thinking is always taking place at Illinois Tech, especially in the Idea Shop. This 13,000-square-foot facility with rapid-prototyping equipment, 3-D printers, tools for app development, a laser cutter, and other cutting-edge equipment helps students turn ideas into reality. The university is constructing the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship. The Kaplan Institute promises to have a major impact on undergraduate and graduate education by housing facilities and equipment for implementing novel, educational, and entrepreneurial strategies. Two $1 million-plus Nayar Prize awards were established to encourage breakthrough projects that will produce meaningful results with a societal impact. We are a provisional member of the NCAA Division III; varsity athletes compete on men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball; men's baseball; and women's lacrosse. Illinois Tech offers intramural sports, special leadership programs, and more than 150 student organizations. The university is home to more than two-dozen research centers, including the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering and the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research. A signature research initiative is the campus-wide Illinois Tech Microgrid, which is designed to eliminate costly outages, minimize power disturbances, and curb greenhouse gas emissions; it is the nation's first functional microgrid. Undergraduates have the opportunity to work alongside faculty and researchers both on campus and at national laboratories. Innovations including the cell phone, magnetic recording, tall building architecture, and bar code technology are associated with Illinois Tech faculty and alumni. Our co-terminal degree programs allow students to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in as few as five years. Top Illinois Tech applicants are invited to apply and interview for the Camras Scholars Program, a full-tuition scholarship, as well as the elite Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program. Every admitted student is automatically considered for a Heald Scholarship, up to $25,000 each annually. More than 98 percent of our students receive some type of financial aid. A 2017 report from the Equality of Opportunity Project showed that Illinois Tech surpasses all other Illinois universities profiled when it comes to the earnings of our graduates from low-income households.

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Private, Coed 1890 N/A Semester $224.2 million + 10 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 567-3000
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49 100.0 Illinois Chicago 1107 164