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Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
S. R. Crown Hall on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1956, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001.[17] credit: Joe Ravi
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
2,712 Undergraduates
57% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Mostly Men
Private
Expensive
Region: Midwest
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Engineering School
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois
60616
(312) 567-3000
web.iit.edu/

The Illinois Institute of Technology, a private research university located in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the top 200 universities in the United States. It was started in 1940, when there was a merger of the Armour Institute and Lewis Institute. Today, it sits on 120 acres of land in an urban setting, and its motto is “Transforming Lives. Inventing the Future.” The school has a focus on technology, and offers degrees in subjects like architecture, engineering, science, applied technology and law. Sixty-two percent of students are international. IIT is known for its Institute for Food Safety and Health, a food science research institute that is world-renowned. Notable alumni include American engineer Martin Cooper, American-German architect Helmut Jahn, architect Phyllis Lambert, American businessman John Calamos, astronomer Grote Reber, theoretical physicist Sidney Coleman and Styx guitarist James "J.Y." Young. The school’s colors are IIT scarlet and IIT gray, its mascot is Talon the Hawk and its teams are nicknamed the Scarlet Hawks. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division III, and varsity sports offered there include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, swimming and diving, volleyball and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, volleyball, lacrosse, track and field and soccer.

Location

Chicago , officially the City of Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is one of the largest cities in the United States. As of the 2017 census-estimated population of 2,716,450, Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles, and the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

91

restaurants score

Students
69%

Men

31%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

71%

Live On Campus

241

New Transfer Students

Admissions
57%

Acceptance Rate

21%

Enrollment Yield

1130-1360

SAT Range

4,287

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$25,847

Typical Cost

$45,864

Average Tuition

100%

Recieve Financial Aid

88%

Have Loans

$22,969

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

86

Doctorates Awareded

Architecture

Top Major

3

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 150 to choose from on campus

Greek Life:

Important, frats and sororities have been there for 100 years

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Division III Independents

Track & Field Conference:

Division III Independents

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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