Illinois Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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3300 South Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3793
Tel: (312)567-3000; 800-448-2329; Admissions: (312)567-3025; Fax: (312)567-6939; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 120-acre urban campus. Endowment: $179 million. Research spending 2002-03: $34 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $9742 per student. Total enrollment: 6,167. Faculty: 524 (306 full-time, 218 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,538 applied, 59% were admitted. 87% from top quarter of their high school class. 17 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,670 students, 25% women, 75% men. Part-time: 271 students, 19% women, 81% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 58 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 5% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 17% international, 14% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 81% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; computer/information sciences; architecture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT score over 1150; ACT score over 24, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: SAT II: Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $28,288 includes full-time tuition ($20,764), mandatory fees ($578), and college room and board ($6946). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $647 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 98 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 13% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Union Board, Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association, Techmate Commuters, International Student Organization. Major annual events: International Fest, Greek Week, Union Board Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,251 college housing spaces available; 1,070 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Paul V. Galvin Library plus 5 others with 854,771 books, 184,326 microform titles, 773 serials, 52,368 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $4.7 million. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campus-wide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Chicago.

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