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About Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top universities for science, engineering, architecture, design, communications, psychology, and business. Located just south of downtown Chicago and only one mile from Lake Michigan, IIT capitalizes on its location by providing students with unparalleled internship, cooperative education, and research experiences. With small classes and a personalized education, IIT gives students the look and feel of a small, focused college with the opportunities and experiences of a large, world-changing university.  Students can take advantage of the many cultural opportunities available throughout the Chicagoland area, with two elevated train lines and numerous buses in and around Main Campus. IIT also offers many intercollegiate athletic opportunities along with over 100 student organizations and activities.

All undergraduates get involved in interdisciplinary research through Interprofessional Projects (IPROs). Students select a real-world project, often sponsored by outside corporations and research grants, and work with a team of faculty and fellow students from across IIT's numerous academic programs.  Past IPROs have worked with Major League Baseball to develop better ways of measuring the distance of home runs, and with local governments in Latin America to develop water purification and medical technologies for underdeveloped countries.

Illinois Institute of Technology's Main Campus is on the National Register of Historic Places, recognized for its groundbreaking architecture. Many of the buildings were designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. That tradition continued when in the fall of 2003 IIT opened a new residence hall complex designed by Helmut Jahn, and a new campus center designed by Rem Koolhaus.



Basic Information
Institution Type Private
School Size Medium (2,000 - 15,000 students)
Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation No Preference or affiliation
Student Body
Acceptance Rate 50% - 75%
Out of State Students 25% - 50%
Single Sex or Co-ed? Co-educational
Underrepresented Students 5% - 10%
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities Wheelchair access
Services for the hearing impaired
Services for the learning disabled
Services for students with speech and communication disorders
Services for the visually impaired
Athletics Division I Teams
Intramural Programs
Applying to Illinois Institute of Technology
Average High School GPA N/A
Average SAT: Mathematics N/A
Average SAT: Critical Reading N/A
Average SAT: Writing N/A
Average ACT Composite N/A
Required Test Either the SAT or the ACT is required.
Essay Not Required
Interview Not Required
Financial Information
In-state Tuition $25,000 - $29,999
Out-of-state Tuition $25,000 - $29,999
Academic Information
Degrees Bachelor of Science
Masters
Doctorate
BS/MD
Specific Programs Student employment services
Study abroad
Teacher certification
Accelerated Study
Work-study program
Double Major
Internships
Research Opportunities
ROTC
View Programs and Majors at Illinois Institute of Technology
Summer Enrichment Programs
Enrichment Program Name Psychology Summer Program
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/psychology_summer.htm
Description

This summer, IIT Institute of Psychology is offering "Psychology in Everyday Life" to introduce high school students to the profession of psychology. The work shop will be a rich learning experience designed to help students make the connection between psychological principles and human behavior in everyday life. Students will acquire a broad array of facts about the developing child, the aging adult and everything else that occurs across the lifespan.

The learning experience for students will look something like this: Students arrive. They sit in their seats, some in the front row, some in the back. They chat, sip sodas, or just glaze over. At some point, conversations stops, drinks are put aside, and all eyes turn to the professor who looks around the class, and says, "Alright, let's get started." It looks simple enough, but there are tacit and non-verbal rules that govern this complex human interaction. Under the topic heading Social Influence and Small Group Behavior, the professor explains the underlying, scientifically based principles that define and explain these phenomena. Students are fascinated by the lectures, but the connection between the facts presented and the existence of these facts in their everyday experience of their classroom could easily go unobserved if it weren't for the professor drawing attention to the students' own human behaviors as concrete examples of the principals discussed. Then, the students and professor leave the classroom and go in search of these psychological principles that define behavior in the classroom and every facet of everyday life in the real world.

Field trips are included. Lectures are minimal. There are no multiple-choice midterms and no final paper. However, there are plenty of group discussions about the things that confuse, delight, anger, and fascinate students in their everyday lives.

The "Psychology in Everyday Life" workshop will be held in (room TBA).

"Psychology in Everyday Life" is a one-week series of all-day workshops for commuting students. The same one-work workshop will be offered twice this summer, from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18, and again from Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25. The workshop will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Who is eligible for this opportunity? (By anticipated Graduation Date)
High School Students 2009
Undergraduate Students
Is this a residential program? No
Start Date Monday July 14, 2008
End Date Monday July 21, 2008
Application Process

Applications are due on Friday, June 6, 2008. The application form, including instructions, is available for download below:

2008 Psychology in Everyday Life Application Form (doc)

The cost of the program is $485 which includes all materials, refreshments and lunch for the participants. Partial scholarships are available for students with financial need. Please call Ms. Karry White for more details on scholarship assistance. Participants who complete the program are awarded certificates. Teachers keep records of performance and may write letter of recommendation, as requested.

Application Deadline Friday June 6, 2008
Cost $485
Are scholarships/stipends available? No
If yes, what is the procedure to obtain a scholarship/stipend?
Are there any prerequisites? No
If yes, what are they?
Contact Ms. Karry White, Institute of Psychology
Phone: 3125673500
Email: kwhite8@iit.edu
Enrichment Program Name Experiment in Architecture
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/arch/programs/summer_program.shtml
Description

If you are finishing up your freshman, sophomore or junior year of high school, and are looking to the future, you may be interested in IIT’s summer architecture program: "Experiment in Architecture." This two-week, non-residential program is designed to introduce high school students to the profession of architecture.

The “Experiment in Architecture” will be offered from July 19 to July 30, 2010.  The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the week (Monday-Friday).

Who is eligible for this opportunity? (By anticipated Graduation Date)
High School Students
Undergraduate Students
Is this a residential program? No
Start Date Monday July 19, 2010
End Date Friday July 30, 2010
Application Process

Please send us the following together in ONE envelope to the address below:

1. Experiment in Architecture Application Form

2. Official High School Transcript

3. Letter of Recommendation (from a teacher/counselor/coach)

4. Short Essay of 250 words/1 page double-spaced describing why you are interested in architecture and your goals for Experiment in Architecture

 

The application deadline for Summer 2010 is May 1, 2010, but we will begin to admit students on February 15, 2010.  All admission decisions will be made by May 15, 2010.  Applications received after May 1, 2010 will not be considered.

 

 

Please send your application to:

Sarah Pariseau
College of Architecture
S.R. Crown Hall
3360 S. State Street
Chicago, IL  60616
Phone: (312) 567-3231
Fax: (312) 567-5820
Application Deadline Saturday May 1, 2010
Cost
Are scholarships/stipends available? No
If yes, what is the procedure to obtain a scholarship/stipend?
Are there any prerequisites? No
If yes, what are they?
Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Open Houses
Event Name Winter Open House
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/visit/winter_openhouse.shtml
Dates Saturday February 20, 2010
Description For an in-depth look at the campus, academic programs, and student life, an open house is a great time to visit. Students, their families, and guests will be treated to a welcome, tours of Main Campus, academic exploration sessions with faculty members, and staff from various student service departments on hand to answer questions.
Application Process You may register online at the site below or call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 312.567.3025 or 800.448.2329.
Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Event Name Women's Day
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/visit/womens_day.shtml
Dates Saturday April 17, 2010
Description

Women's Day 2010 (WD10) at IIT welcomes 10th and 11th grade girls to explore their interests with hands-on sessions in fields of math, science, psychology, engineering, and business. You'll get a glimpse into college life from current undergraduate women at IIT, meet others your age, as well as alumnae working in the field.

Parents are also welcome to attend. You will have the opportunity to join your daughter or attend a session of your own choice.

We'll ask that attendance is kept to our 10th and 11th grade women and their parents or guardians only please.

Application Process For additional questions, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 312.567.3025 or 800.448.2329. Individuals or families who might require additional assistance for disabilities or dietary restrictions during their visit should contact Bridget Bond, Assistant Director of Admission, at 312.567.3015; we will be pleased to assist you during your visit.
Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Scholarships
Scholarship Name National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/scholarships.shtml
Application Deadline No Deadline
Description

The NACME Engineering Scholarship ranges in value from $2,000 - $5,000 per year for four years; these awards are only offered at the time of admission.

NACME provides leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math-, and science-based careers.

Application Process

A student must submit the completed IIT application  to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by February 3, 2010. All materials must be submitted by mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Illinois Institute of Technology
Perlstein 101
10 W. 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Scholarship Name Camras Scholars Program
Web Site http://admission.iit.edu/camras.php
Application Deadline Wednesday December 9, 2009
Description

Our highest undergraduate academic honor, the Camras Scholars Program challenges the top 1% of our applicant pool to apply and interview with a faculty member for a place as a Camras Scholar. The program is named for Marvin Camras (EE '40, MS '42), a pioneer in magnetic recording technology and IIT alumnus, professor, and community leader.

With enhanced access to research and service, in addition to leadership development and a full tuition scholarship benefit, the Camras Scholars Program brings our best students together with our best opportunities.

Application Process

Requirements

  • be among the top 200 students who apply for admission by the deadline below
  • be invited to attend Interview Weekend
  • submit an essay and resumé before Interview Weekend
  • interview with a faculty member, meet current Camras Scholars, and stay for the weekend in a fraternity/sorority house or residence hall

Of all students who apply to IIT, less than 1% are selected to be Camras Scholars.

Deadlines

  • IIT Complete Application Received: December 9, 2009
Contact Ms. Carolyn Schoen, Assistant Director
Phone: 3125673025 x 6940
Email: schoen@iit.edu
Scholarship Name Crown Scholarship
Web Site http://admission.iit.edu/crown.php
Application Deadline Wednesday December 9, 2009
Description Providing full tuition for five years to one first-year architecture student each year, the Crown Scholarship looks for a sense of creativity and ingenuity as well as a desire to study architecture in a historic place like Chicago, IIT, and S.R. Crown Hall. Students are asked to provide academic credentials as well as a sample of their work in architecture before being invited to Interview Weekend to spend the weekend on campus and interview with a panel of architecture professionals from around the city.
Application Process

How to become a Crown Scholar

Complete an application for admission as well as Crown Scholarship Application which includes the following:

  • One-page essay explaining your interest in architecture
  • Original drawing - submit one 8.5"x11" freehand drawing (any subject)
  • Letter of recommendation for the Crown Scholarship
  • Candidates must submit the additional materials to the College of Architecture, postmarked by Wednesday, December 9, 2009. The application for undergraduate admission should be sent to the Office of Admission by the same deadline.

Your application will be reviewed by a distinguished review board, which represents the educational leadership of IIT and the architectural community of Chicago. After a review of all applications in mid-January, finalists will be invited to interview on campus during Scholarship Weekend, February 11-13, 2010. Within two weeks of the Scholarship Weekend, you will be notified if you are selected for the Crown Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Incoming freshman
  • Graduation in the top 10 percent of your graduating class
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities, demonstrating leadership and independence
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Scholarship Weekened Itinerary

  • Interview with a panel of faculty and leading Chicago architects
  • Meet current Crown students from around the country
  • Take a tour of Chicago, one of the greatest cities in the world
  • Learn about the opportunities within the College of Architecture by speaking with faculty and tour the facilities during Departmental Open Houses
  • Learn how to get involved on campus: Varsity Sports, 33rd Street Productions, and much more
  • Spend the weekend in the Residence Halls or Fraternity and Sorority Houses and see what it's like to be a student at IIT!
Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Scholarship Name IIT Project Lead The Way
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/scholarships.shtml
Application Deadline Wednesday December 9, 2009
Description

Illinois Institute of Technology is proud to announce the IIT/Project Lead The Way (PLTW) scholarship to support students who have completed the PLTW program throughout high school. To be eligible, students must apply and be admitted as a first-year, full time student in an undergraduate program of study at IIT.


IIT will award IIT/PLTW Scholarships of $1,000-$2,500 per year for four years (five years for architecture). These scholarships are applicable towards tuition expenses at IIT and may be combined with other merit-based scholarships awarded by the university. However, the total amount may not exceed tuition expenses.

Application Process
  • Complete an IIT application for admission
  • Submit the IIT/PLTW Scholarship application
  • Submit a one page essay describing how PLTW has prepared you for one of the IPRO Projects listed here
  • Have an PLTW teacher submit a letter of nomination (in addition to the letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor as port of your IIT application)

You must submit your completed IIT application as well as the supplementary materials for the IIT/PLTW Scholarship to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by February 3, 2010. All materials must be submitted by mail to:

Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Scholarship Name FIRST Scholarship
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/scholarships.shtml
Application Deadline Wednesday February 3, 2010
Description

In partnership, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and FIRST have established a merit-based scholarship program for students who have been actively involved on a competing FIRST team. To be eligible, students must apply and be admitted as a first-year, full-time student in an undergraduate program of study at IIT.

Scholarship Information
IIT will award up to six FIRST Scholarships each year. These scholarships, valued at $6,000 per year for four years (five years for architecture), are applicable towards tuition expenses at IIT, and may be combined with other merit-based scholarships awarded by the university. However, the total amount may not exceed tuition expenses.

Application Process

How to Apply

  • Complete an IIT application for admission
  • Submit a one page essay describing involvement in FIRST
  • Have a FIRST adult team leader submit a letter of nomination (in addition to the letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor as part of your IIT application)

You must submit your completed IIT application as well as the supplementary materials for the FIRST Scholarship to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by March 1, 2008. Awards will be recognized at the annual FIRST national competition. You can download the IIT/FIRST Scholarship application here.

All materials must be submitted by mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Illinois Institute of Technology
Perlstein 101
10 W 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616

For more information, contact Rishab Malhotra at 312.567.3909 or rmalhot1@iit.edu.

Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Scholarship Name IIT/International Baccalaureate Scholarship
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/scholarships.shtml
Application Deadline Wednesday February 3, 2010
Description

Illinois Institute of Technology is proud to announce the IIT/International Baccalaureate Scholarship (IB) to support students who have completed the rigorous IB program throughout high school. To be eligible, students must apply and be admitted as a first-year, full time student in an undergraduate program of study at IIT.


IIT will award IIT/IB Scholarships of $1,000-$2,500 per year for four years (five years for architecture). These scholarships are applicable towards tuition expenses at IIT and may be combined with other merit-based scholarships awarded by the university. However, the total amount may not exceed tuition expenses.

Application Process
  • Complete an IIT application for admission
  • Submit the IIT/IB Scholarship application
  • Submit a one page essay describing your experience in the IB program, specifically your Theory of Knowledge course and how it has prepared you to be a positive contributor to the IIT community
  • Have an IB teacher submit a letter of nomination (in addition to the letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor as port of your IIT application)

You must submit your completed IIT application as well as the supplementary materials for the IIT/IB Scholarship to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by February 3, 2010. All materials must be submitted by mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Illinois Institute of Technology
Perlstein 101
10 W. 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616

For more information, contact Carolyn Schoen, Assistant Director at 312.567.6940 or schoen@iit.edu.

Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Scholarship Name IIT/Teach For America Scholarship
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/scholarships.shtml
Application Deadline Wednesday February 3, 2010
Description

In recognition of the shared sense of purpose and mission with regard to education and outreach, Illinois Institute of Technology and Teach For America (TFA) are pleased to announce a new scholarship program to encourage young people to pursue undergraduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Scholarship program also recognizes the significant opportunities that TFA's new math and science initiative will create for students by inspiriting the next generation of leaders in the these fields of study.

IIT recognizes that TFA teachers have many students who come from low income backgrounds and may need help paying for college. In addition, IIT values that TFA alumni continue to have strong ongoing connections to schools or young people through their active involvement in a range of community and professional activities.

Nominations for the scholarship will be accepted from current Teach for America teachers and alumni.

IIT will award IIT/TFA Scholarships of $2,500 per year for four years (five years for architecture) to full-time undergraduate students, who continue to maintain satisfactory academic progress. These scholarships are applicable towards tuition expenses at IIT and may be combined with other merit-based scholarships awarded by the university. However, the total amount may not exceed tuition expenses.

Application Process

A student must submit the completed IIT application as well as the supplementary materials for the IIT/TFA Scholarship to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by February 3, 2010. All materials must be submitted by mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Illinois Institute of Technology
Perlstein 101
10 W. 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616

For more information, contact Stephani Lawrence, Admission Counselor, at 312.567.3965 or slawren3@iit.edu.

Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Early Admission
Early Admission Name Early Decision
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/deadlines.shtml
Application Deadline Wednesday November 4, 2009
Description If IIT is your top-choice school, Early Decision (ED) is a great option for you. You may apply to other colleges, but you may have only one ED application pending at any time. There are many benefits to applying for ED. Knowing early on that you have already been accepted into your top-choice college can reduce the anxiety and stress of the college application process.

If admitted under ED, you are obliged to enroll at IIT, as long as your scholarship meets your need. Immediately upon acceptance of your ED admission offer, you must withdraw all other applications and make no subsequent applications.

Application Process

Admission to IIT is based on a variety of academic, extracurricular, social, and personal qualities. While requirements vary for students of different academic or geographic backgrounds, in general, 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.

Apply now online at www.commonapp.org

Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Early Admission Name Early Action I
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/deadlines.shtml
Application Deadline Wednesday December 9, 2009
Description

Overview

The Office of Undergraduate Admission has implemented an Early Action process. Students submitting a complete application by the Early Action I application deadline of December 9th will be notified after January 1st.  Architecture applicants are strongly encouraged to comply with the Early Action I deadline since space is limited.

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible so that we can assist you throughout the process. Some programs and scholarships have special deadlines as well.

Application Process

Admission to IIT is based on a variety of academic, extracurricular, social, and personal qualities. While requirements vary for students of different academic or geographic backgrounds, in general, 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.

Apply online at www.commonapp.org

Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu
Early Admission Name Early Action II
Web Site http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/deadlines.shtml
Application Deadline Wednesday February 3, 2010
Description

Overview

The Office of Undergraduate Admission has implemented an Early Action process. Students submitting a complete application by the Early Action II application deadline of February 3, 2010 will be notified after March 3rd.  Once Early Action deadlines have passed, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis. 

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible so that we can assist you throughout the process. Some programs and scholarships have special deadlines as well.

Application Process

Admission to IIT is based on a variety of academic, extracurricular, social, and personal qualities. While requirements vary for students of different academic or geographic backgrounds, in general, 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.

Apply online at www.commonapp.org

Contact Ms. Jill Sifuentes, Associate Director of Admission
Phone: 3125673025 x 6961
Email: sifuentes@iit.edu

 

 
   
 
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