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Illinois Institute of Technology

University History

In 1890, Illinois Institute of Technology was founded. It is a private research university located in west side of Chicago, Illinois. In 1940, the institution’s present name was adopted upon the merger of the Armour Institute and Lewis Institute. The institute expanded vigorously after the merger. The campus is spread over120 acres of land. The university works on the semester-based academic system. Illinois Technology is a private institute, which grants PhD programs in engineering, science, human sciences, applied technology, architecture, business, law, and design. It is one of the 23 institutions that includes the Association of Independent Technological Universities. It is ranked #42 in Best Value Universities by U.S. News and World Report. The Career Placement rate of the institute is 90.05%.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The Illinois Institute of Technology’s 7 schools and colleges and 4 Institutes are located in its four campuses. The campuses are- Mies Campus, Conviser Law Center, Rice Campus and Moffett Campus. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 7 schools and colleges the Illinois Institute of Technology are;

  • Armour College of Engineering
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Computing
  • Institute of Design
  • Lewis College of Science and Letters
  • Stuart School of Business

The 4 Institutes of Illinois institute of Technology are-

  • Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH)
  • Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER)   

University Notable Alumni

The Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards Illinois Institute of Technology. Some Board of Directors of the university are-

  • Leon M. Lederman, professor of physics; Nobel laureate in physics (1988); director emeritus of Fermilab; founded the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  • Herbert A. Simon, professor of psychology; political, economic, psychological and computer science polymath; Nobel laureate in economics (1978)
  • Jack Steinberger, physicist; Nobel laureate in physics (1988); studied chemical engineering at Armour Institute of Technology
  • Raj Echambadi Named Illinois Tech's 10th President
  • Jim Grudzinski, Deputy Division Director, Argonne National Laboratory

 University Infrastructure & Services


Mies Campus-

Mies Campus at Illinois institute of Technology covers 120-acre of land and it is the main campus. This campus was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who was considered nation’s one of the most influential architects in the 20th century and he was also the director of the architecture program at Illinois Tech from 1938 to 1958. In 1976, the American Institute of Architects recognized the Illinois Tech main campus, as one of the 200 most significant works of architecture in the United States of America. In 2001, S. R. Crown Hall, the place where Illinois Tech's College of Architecture is located, was named as a National Historic Landmark.

Conviser Law Center

The 10-storey Downtown Campus at 565 West Adams Street at Illinois Institute of Technology was designed by Gerald Horn of Holabird & Root. In 1992, it was built by Illinois Tech and it is home to Illinois Tech's Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Design (ID), and Stuart School of Business. In early 2020 the Downtown Campus was renamed as the Conviser Law. 

Rice Campus

The 19-acre Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus in west suburban Wheaton at Illinois Institute of Technology was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates and in 1990 it was built. The campus offers graduate programs, upper-level undergraduate courses, and continuing professional education to students. 

Moffett Campus

In 1947, the five-acre Moffett Campus in southwest suburban Bedford Park at Illinois Institute of Technology was designed by Schmidt, Garden, and Erickson and in 1988, it was donated to Illinois Tech.  It is home to the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), which involves the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, a unique association of government, industry, and academic partners as well.


Five Libraries at Illinois Institute of Technology’s multiple campuses provide faculty and students with research support, quick access to the collections, resources, and study spaces. The collections at Illinois Technology libraries have printed ebooks, e-journals, newspapers, government documents, and more than 100 online research databases. Librarians are skilled to support a wide range of academic programs and are available for online or in-person research assistance to everyone at the time of need. Libraries are focused towards enhancing the academic experience of each student on the campus. The libraries’ staff and partners have made a wealth of online collections which includes rare and unique materials that have been digitized to be viewed by a wide range of people, as well as preserved for the convenience of coming generations. The five libraries at Illinois Institute of Technology are- Paul V. Galvin Library, Chicago-Kent College of Law Library, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Library, Graham Resource Centre and Institute for Food Safety and Health Library.

Housing services

On-campus- The Office of Residence Life at Illinois Institute of Technology provides residence halls, apartments and family housing. Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Room design vary per hall and include multi-person units, singles, studios, suites and some apartment-style rooms with kitchens for convenient living. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. 

Medical services

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Physical Health and Wellness department provides medical services to students. The staff consists of physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and health education to make life easier at Illinois Institute of Technology. Everyone’s health care is prioritized irrespective of Caste, colour, age, sex, physical ability and socioeconomic status. There are various medical centers- Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, MacNeal Hospital and many more centers are available.

Student’s clubs

Illinois Institute of Technology offers wide range of students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The Division of Student Life offers everything students need to stay active on campus. The different clubs are- 

  • Nutrition Club
  • Animation Club
  • Astronomy Club 
  • Badminton Club 
  • Mathematics Club
  • Baseball Club 
  • Aerospace Club

These are just a few clubs listed above, there are many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

University location

Mies Campus- 10 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Conviser Law Centre- 565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Rice Campus- 201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, IL 60189-8489

Moffett Campus- 6502 South Archer Road
Bedford Park, IL 60501-1957

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

The Illinois Institute of Technology offers various Undergraduate programs, Graduate programs, Doctoral programs and certificate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.ENG.)
  • Computational Engineering, Optimization, Machine Vision, and Decision-Making Track (M.A.S.)
  • Cybersecurity Management (Certificate)
  • English Language and Literature (Minor)
  • Environmental and Energy Law (J.D. Certificate)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (Certificate)
  • Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Financial Services Law (J.D./LL.M.)
  • Food Process Engineering (M.S.)
  • Industrial Technology and Management (Minor)
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (J.D. Certificate)
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering (Certificate)
  • Psychology with a Specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Ph.D.)

Student Support-

International Center (I-Center) at the Illinois Institute of Technology provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the Illinois international community. International Center provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.
  • helps in building links within the university community through cultural activities and programs.

International Student Contact-

Students can contact International Centre at-

Office address- The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
3201 South State Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL 60616

E-mail- [email protected]
Phone: +1 312.567.3680 Fax: +1 312.567.3220

Students can also schedule online meetings with an advisor or they can walk in from Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the Illinois Institute of Technology put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Illinois Institute of Technology has various student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Health & Wellbeing-

Student Health and Wellness Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology highlights the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. The Student Health and Wellness Center provides a variety of services which includes health services, counseling services, crisis services, and wellness resources. We also oversee the insurance, immunization, and student assistance program to help everybody.

Food & Drink-

Illinois Institute of Technology has a variety of vibrant food scenes. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food. There are many shops and restaurants on campus to enjoy delicious food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can opt for anything they want at diverse variety convenience stores, markets, fast food, and coffee shops located all around campus. The food students get in the university is budget- friendly as well as it satisfies their taste buds.

short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the Illinois Institute of Technology to have fun like; 

  • The Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Museum of Science and Industry.
  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck.
  • Millennium Park.
  • Field Museum.
  • Wrigley Field.
  • The Magnificent Mile.

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Safety and Security at the Illinois Institute of Technology is at priority. The Illinois Institute of Technology Police Department patrols the university’s campus area and surrounding neighborhoods by foot, bike, and car. University’s Police Department officers provide 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. While walking around campus in the evening, students are encouraged to walk with a friend or in a group to prevent any mishap. The Illinois Institute of Technology is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Famous courses

The famous courses at Illinois Institute of Technology are- 

  • Law
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication
  • Architecture

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores


Spring admission- November 15

Fall admissions- March 1       

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Illinois Institute of Technology in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5.

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Illinois Institute of Technology Cost of studies


Bachelors: $ 47,480

Masters: Fees vary for each program.

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Illinois Institute of Technology Deadlines

Undergraduate: August 1 (Domestic, including International students living in the U.S.), May 15 (International students living outside the U.S.)

Graduate: November 1

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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