Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), commonly called Illinois Tech, is located in Chicago Illinois. It offers courses in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, communications, industrial technology, information technology, design, and law. IIT was created in 1940 by the merger of Armour Institute with Lewis Institute (est. 1895), a West Side Chicago college that offered liberal arts as well as science and engineering courses. The Institute of Design, founded in 1937, merged with IIT in 1949.
With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America.
Illinois Institute of technology has more than 25,000 students pursuing various courses at college, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges, including the nation’s largest medical school, and the state’s major public medical center. Illinois Institute of technology offers various courses at undergraduate and graduate level in the following colleges:
- Armour College of Engineering
- College of Architecture
- Institute of Psychology
- Center for Professional Development
- College of Science and Letters
- Stuart School of Business
- Chicago-Kent College of Law
- Institute of Design
- University Technology Park
Undergraduate: – $35,000 to 45,000 per year
Post graduate: – $22,000 to 35,000 per year
Paying for a high-quality education is a primary concern for students and their families. That’s why financial aid is such an important part of admission that IIT takes care of. IIT works hard to bring the cost of education within reach of anyone with the talent and desire to be part of the institution. More than 97 percent of IIT students receive some form of financial assistance — from scholarships, loans, work-study, or a combination of these resources. A limited number of merit-based scholarships exist for which F-1 and J-1 international students may qualify. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships once they have been admitted to IIT.
The mission of the libraries of Illinois Institute of Technology is to acquire, organize, preserve, and disseminate knowledge in order to support the research needs of students and faculty. Collectively, the libraries offer access to over 1.8 million volumes, including books, journals, newspapers, videos, DVDs, maps, microforms, and government documents. Electronic resources include access to full-text e-journals and e-books, and over 100 online research databases. Patrons of IIT libraries have access to the I-Share statewide academic catalog, subject specialists, and services including reference, instruction and interlibrary loan. The university’s main library serves all academic programs, including engineering, computer science, business, design, the physical sciences, psychology, and the humanities. The library is a government documents depository and houses the university Archives. Illinois Institute of Technology libraries offer a multitude of resources and services for students, faculty, and researchers.
Housing & Residential Services staff is committed to excellence by providing a quality living environment. At IIT they strive to ensure the comfort and well being of all residents and guests through campus accommodations that foster personal development within a diverse community. Housing Services has worked hard to make more spaces available for students. There are following housing options for students McCormick Student Village, State Street Village, Gunsaulus Hall and few other options are available. The department of Housing & Residential Services at Illinois Institute of Technology operates student housing, conference and guest housing. There are seven residence halls, and 4 apartment buildings in which 2,100 students make their “home away from home” as they pursue their education. The residence halls offer a focused and dynamic living and learning environment. In addition, Housing & Residential Services coordinates operational efforts with two university-affiliated sorority houses.
The university considers the diversity of its student population among its greatest strengths. IIT hosts a wide variety of programs and events on campus every year. From traditions like Homecoming and Greek Week to more non-conventional events such as skydiving and scuba diving, the Office of Student Life partners with student organizations to enrich the student experience outside of the classroom.