Illinois Institute of Technology: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Illinois Institute of Technology is a private research university with an acceptance rate of 58%. Founded in 1890, with a largely science and engineering focus at the undergraduate level, IIT is located three miles from Chicago's downtown business district. The Armour College of Engineering has the highest undergraduate enrollment of the eight colleges and schools that make up IIT.

Considering applying to Illinois Institute of Technology? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Illinois Institute of Technology had an acceptance rate of 58%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 58 students were admitted, making IIT's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,957
Percent Admitted 58%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Illinois Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 78% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 600 680
Math 620 720
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Illinois Institute of Technology's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to IIT scored between 600 and 680, while 25% scored below 600 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 620 and 720, while 25% scored below 620 and 25% scored above 720. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1400 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Requirements

While it is not required, Illinois Institute of Technology recommends that applicants submit the SAT writing section. Note that IIT participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

IIT requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 48% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 25 34
Math 26 31
Composite 26 31

This admissions data tells us that most of Illinois Institute of Technology's admitted students fall within the top 18% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to IIT received a composite ACT score between 26 and 31, while 25% scored above 31 and 25% scored below 26.

Requirements

Note that IIT participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. While it is not required, Illinois Institute of Technology recommends that applicants submit the ACT writing section.

GPA

Illinois Institute of Technology does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Illinois Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Illinois Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Illinois Institute of Technology. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Illinois Institute of Technology, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average SAT/ACT scores. However, IIT has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores and grades are outside of IIT's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represented accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants tend to have GPAs above a 3.0, SAT scores over 1150 (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 23 or higher. Many of IIT's admitted students had average grades in the "A" range with particular strengths in math and science.

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