Illinois Institute of Technology


Illinois Institute of Technology

The Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) was founded in 1890 and is based in the global metropolis of Chicago offering experiential learning, multidisciplinary research and programs (Tech+).

Illinois Tech students are guaranteed hands-on experiences and personalized mentorship, leading to job readiness through the university's one-of-a-kind Elevate program. Its graduates lead the nation through economic prosperity and innovation of Mobile phones, Barcodes, Wireless routers, and Amazon Alexa, and its faculty and alumni built the Chicago skyline.

With students from over 80+ countries, Illinois Tech brings international and national diversity together in classrooms.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Architecture

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Illinois Tech is looking for students of high academic caliber with strong community ties and work ethic. In the application, we evaluate your academic standing, extracurricular, community-based and leadership involvement. We also like to hear why you think an education at Illinois Tech would help you pursue your academic and career goals and how you could contribute to the Illinois Tech community.

  • Step 1: Submit your Common App
  • Step 2: Submit official high school/secondary school transcript
  • Step 3: Send counselor/teacher evaluation or letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Step 4: Send official test scores (SAT/ACT are optional; TOEFL/IELTS are required for international students)


Every year, approximately twenty-five percent of our incoming class are transfer students. Here you'll join a smart, dynamic group of students who are exploring new talents, having fun, and enriching their lives through our diverse list of more than 150 student organizations and academic-oriented groups. These special programs offer something for aspiring entrepreneurs, architects, inventors—you name it. Apply as a transfer student at

Visit us

There's no better way to find out if a university is a good fit than by visiting campus—to see where you'll learn, live, eat, and have fun. We have many ways to check out campus and experience life as a student. All high school and transfer students are welcome to attend our daily visits and Discover Illinois Tech Day. Illinois Tech also offers daily visits and tours, giving you a chance to meet current students and members of our distinguished faculty. Can't visit campus in person? No Worries - we offer virtual options as well.  Visit today.

“Illinois Tech has the resources of the city, its supporters, its staff, its alumni, and students that are unparalleled to other universities in the area. The hands-on learning that Illinois Tech offers leads you to discover yourself to solve problems in creative fashions that not only apply to the problem at hand, but to everything you do from here on out.”

Andrew Jiang, Architecture Student, 2020
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

10 West 33rd St, Perstein Hall, Room 101
Chicago, IL 60616, United States of America

Phone number

(312) 567-3025