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Illinois Institute of Technology

Location Mies (Main) Campus, Chicago United States
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# 444

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48

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105

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Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting technological university awarding degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering, as well as architecture, psychology, design, business and law. IIT's interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum prepares the university's 6,200 students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse global workplace.IIT was formed in 1940 by the merger of the Armour Institute of Technology, founded in 1890, and the Lewis Institute, founded in 1895. Both schools had nationally recognized engineering programs. The Institute of Design, founded in 1937, merged with IIT in 1949. In 1969 the Kent College of Law was merged into IIT and the Stuart School of Business was created with a gift from Harold Leonard Stuart, an alumnus of the Lewis Institute. In 1986, the Midwest College of Engineering at Lombard Illinois, founded in 1967, was absorbed by IIT. This was the start of IIT's strong presence in Chicago's west suburban high-tech "Silicon Prairie." In 1995, beset by declining enrollment in it's liberal arts programs, the university reorganized it's academic units, eliminating the liberal arts college entirely and concentrating on architecture, science and engineering, psychology, law, and business. The university currently consists of five campuses in the Chicago area. The Main Campus, on Chicago's south side was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the 20th century's most influential architects and director of IIT's School of Architecture from 1938 to 1958. This campus houses the Armour College of Science and Engineering, the College of Architecture, and the Institute of Psychology, as well as the university's administrative offices. IIT's Downtown Campus is located in Chicago's west loop area and houses the Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Center for Law & Financial Markets, the Master of Public Administration Program, and the Stuart School of Business. The Institute of Design has a separate campus located on Chicago's near north side. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus in Wheaton serves Chicago's west suburban high-tech corridor by offering graduate programs, upper-level undergraduate courses, and continuing professional education. The Moffett Campus in Bedford Park, south of Chicago, houses the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, a consortium of government, industry and academia that seeks to improve the quality of our nation's food supply.
Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting technological university awarding degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering, as well as architecture, psychology, design, business and law. IIT's interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum prepares the university's 6,200 students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse global workplace.IIT was formed in 1940 by the merger of the Armour Institute of Technology, founded in 1890, and the Lewis Institute, founded in 1895. Both schools had nationally recognized engineering programs. The Institute of Design, founded in 1937, merged with IIT in 1949. In 1969 the Kent College of Law was merged into IIT and the Stuart School of Business was created with a gift from Harold Leonard Stuart, an alumnus of the Lewis Institute. In 1986, the Midwest College of Engineering at Lombard Illinois, founded in 1967, was absorbed by IIT. This was the start of IIT's strong presence in Chicago's west suburban high-tech "Silicon Prairie." In 1995, beset by declining enrollment in it's liberal arts programs, the university reorganized it's academic units, eliminating the liberal arts college entirely and concentrating on architecture, science and engineering, psychology, law, and business. The university currently consists of five campuses in the Chicago area. The Main Campus, on Chicago's south side was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the 20th century's most influential architects and director of IIT's School of Architecture from 1938 to 1958. This campus houses the Armour College of Science and Engineering, the College of Architecture, and the Institute of Psychology, as well as the university's administrative offices. IIT's Downtown Campus is located in Chicago's west loop area and houses the Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Center for Law & Financial Markets, the Master of Public Administration Program, and the Stuart School of Business. The Institute of Design has a separate campus located on Chicago's near north side. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus in Wheaton serves Chicago's west suburban high-tech corridor by offering graduate programs, upper-level undergraduate courses, and continuing professional education. The Moffett Campus in Bedford Park, south of Chicago, houses the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, a consortium of government, industry and academia that seeks to improve the quality of our nation's food supply.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #401- 450
  • 2014
    #441-450
  • 2015
    #431-440
  • 2016
    #431-440
  • 2017
    #401-410
  • 2018
    #=395
  • 2019
    #=426
  • 2020
    #421
  • 2021
    #426
  • 2022
    #444

Ranking criteria

26.2
Overall
15.1
Academic Reputation
8
Employer Reputation
14.2
Faculty Student Ratio
54.8
Citations per Faculty
10.3
International Faculty Ratio
98.7
International Students Ratio

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Undergraduates study in six of IIT's eight academic divisions. Students are encouraged—and even required—to take courses from across the various programs to complete their degrees.

If you do not have a planned area of study before entering, you can choose an Undecided path among Armour College of Engineering, College of Science, or a General Undecided.

IIT has 40 undergraduate majors.

Some of the most famous buildings in the world, designed by legendary architects, are located on IIT Main Campus in Chicago. S. R. Crown Hall, an elegant steel-and-glass National Historic Landmark, is a marvel of engineering and simplicity by former IIT professor and Architecture dean Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Elevated trains run through the Rem Koolhaas-designed McCormick Tribune Campus Center. And IIT alumnus Helmut Jahn's State Street Village is one of the on-campus places to live.

The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship will be added in Morton Park on Illinois Tech's Main Campus. The Kaplan Institute will house the activities of the university's internationally-renowned Institute of Design as well as IPRO, Entrepreneurship Academy, Leadership Academy, Jules Knapp Entrepreneurship Center, and Idea Shop.

Once you've visited IIT, you'll see why our university has a style all its own.

The campus sits on 120-acres approximately 3 miles south of downtown Chicago.

Admission to IIT is based on a variety of academic, extracurricular, social, and personal qualities. All students are held to a high standard of academic excellence, aptitude in mathematics and science, social service, and a desire to pursue a high quality educational experience. Submit your application as early as possible so our admission staff can help you through the process. All applications will be treated and evaluated equally by the Admissions Committee.

IIT's eight colleges offer study options that give you maximum flexibility to achieve your goals. IIT offers traditional master's and doctoral programs (thesis required), professional master's programs (no thesis required), dozens of certificate specializations, dual-degree plans, and short-term executive and professional packages. Some or all of your graduate study may be completed online.

Armour College of Engineering has a long and proud history of educating engineers who are innovators and leaders. More than 90 full-time faculty members are engaged in fundamental and applied research leading to the development of new technologies of global impact.

Faculty scholarship fuels Chicago-Kent Law's academic enterprise and brings a constant supply of fresh ideas to the classroom. A low student-faculty ratio promotes day-to-day engagement with some of the most influential scholars and teachers in the nation.

With a history of design excellence and technical expertise, an unmatched professional studio curriculum, and inspiring surroundings, IIT College of Architecture is one of the most respected by architectural firms nationwide.

IIT College of Science offers challenging and rigorous programs in mathematics and the sciences to outstanding students with a thirst for knowledge and who want to change the world.

Since its founding as the New Bauhaus in 1937, the Institute of Design has grown into the largest full-time graduate-only design program in the U.S., with students from around the world.

Lewis College of Human Sciences' graduate programs in the humanities train professionals to contribute to the growing fields of technical communication and information design, while the nationally ranked psychology graduate programs expertly prepare students in one of three disciplines: clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or rehabilitation and mental health counseling.

IIT School of Applied Technology, including degree programs of the IIT Institute for Food Safety and Health, offers distinctive master's programs designed primarily for prospective and current industrial, IT, or food safety and technology professionals.

A one-of-a-kind business school in Chicago emphasizing analytics and quantitative methodology, hands-on learning, and real-world problem solving. Stuart School of Business offers two top-ranked finance degrees, an MBA and MPA, plus innovative programs in marketing analytics, environmental management, and management science.

Learn more on our website and discover your future at Illinois Tech!

https://admissions.iit.edu/graduate/programs

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