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Colleges / Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

Illinois Institute of Technology Admissions

If you want to apply to Illinois Institute of Technology, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Illinois Institute of Technology by October 1.

Illinois Institute of Technology Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Illinois Institute of Technology's admissions stats.

Illinois Institute of Technology 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 41%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 70%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 34%
Waitlist No

Continue reading for more information on Illinois Institute of Technology's admissions stats.

Applying Early to Illinois Institute of Technology?

Illinois Institute of Technology does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology?

Illinois Institute of Technology is a moderately difficult school to get into. Illinois Institute of Technology has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Illinois Institute of Technology accepted 61% of students, around 3,053 of the 5,033 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Illinois Institute of Technology, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Illinois Institute of Technology Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Illinois Institute of Technology

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Illinois Institute of Technology Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Illinois Institute of Technology must submit the following items. Double check with Illinois Institute of Technology's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Illinois Institute of Technology?

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Students admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology have an average unweighted GPA of 4.1Illinois Institute of Technology considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At Illinois Institute of Technology 41% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 72% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

At Illinois Institute of Technology, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 36%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 8%
3.00 and 3.24 2%
2.50 and 2.9 1%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

Illinois Institute of Technology does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Illinois Institute of Technology is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 70% of Illinois Institute of Technology's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Illinois Institute of Technology?

To be competitive with other Illinois Institute of Technology applicants, you should strive to earn between 1200 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Illinois Institute of Technology 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Illinois Institute of Technology students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Illinois Institute of Technology students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Illinois Institute of Technology?

To be most competitive at Illinois Institute of Technology, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Illinois Institute of Technology's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Illinois Institute of Technology students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Illinois Institute of Technology

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Illinois Institute of Technology during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term


Illinois Institute of Technology Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Illinois Institute of Technology?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Illinois Institute of Technology.

Does Illinois Institute of Technology accept transfer credits?

Illinois Institute of Technology ✅ accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Illinois Institute of Technology accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Illinois Institute of Technology accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Illinois Institute of Technology accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Illinois Institute of Technology?

✅ Illinois Institute of Technology is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Illinois Institute of Technology's acceptance rate?

✅ Illinois Institute of Technology's acceptance rate is 61%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Illinois Institute of Technology?

❌ Illinois Institute of Technology does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Illinois Institute of Technology?

❌ Illinois Institute of Technology does not offer eary action.

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Illinois Institute of Technology Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

61%

How hard is it to get into Illinois Institute of Technology? Illinois Institute of Technology is a somewhat selective institution. The Illinois Institute of Technology acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.

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Illinois Institute of Technology Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Illinois Institute of Technology is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Illinois Institute of Technology is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Illinois Institute of Technology ACT Scores

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ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above

Good

26 to 32

Avg

26 and Less

Low

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Illinois Institute of Technology SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1380

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Math SAT Range

630 - 720

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Illinois Institute of Technology GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

4.06

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Illinois Institute of Technology, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.06. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,325

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

61%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$50,290

Out-of-State

$50,290

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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