Illinois Institute of Technology Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

IIT, Illinois Institute of Technology
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The Illinois Institute of Technology has an acceptance rate of 57%, making it only somewhat selective. Students will generally need good grades and test scores to be considered for admission. Students can apply to IIT with the Common Application (which can save time and energy when applying to multiple schools that use it). Additional materials for the application include scores from the SAT or ACT, a high school transcript, and a letter of recommendation.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Illinois Institute of Technology Description:

The Illinois Institute of Technology is a private comprehensive research university with a largely science and engineering focus at the undergraduate level. The school was founded in 1890, and its 120-acre campus is a mere three miles from Chicago's downtown business district. White Sox games are played in the stadium across the street from campus. Architecture is the most popular undergraduate major, but the Armour College of Engineering has the highest undergraduate enrollment of the eight colleges and schools that make up IIT.

The school typically does well in rankings of both Midwest and national colleges.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,730 (2,944 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 70% Male / 30% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,214
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,818
  • Other Expenses: $4,195
  • Total Cost: $63,427

Illinois Institute of Technology Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $32,067
    • Loans: $6,823

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer-out Rate: - %
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Swimming
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Soccer, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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