Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

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IIT can be found in Chicago, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 8,600 students are enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1680 (25th percentile) - 2020 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 25 (25th percentile) - 30 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into IIT. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the IIT average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.42 - 3.71. 57% of all those who apply are admitted to IIT, from which 29% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall IIT Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Illinois Institute of Technology was reported as 57.0% in Fall 2013 with over 2,840 applications submitted to IIT. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • IIT SAT Scores: 1680 - 2020
  • IIT ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • IIT Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Illinois Institute of Technology?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Illinois Institute of Technology is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for IIT has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 60.3%
  • 2010-2011: 64.5%
  • 2011-2012: 63.5%
  • 2012-2013: 53.9%
  • 2013-2014: 57.0%
  • Projected IIT Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 58.4%

How Does IIT Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Illinois Institute of Technology is three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Roosevelt University78.8%
Robert Morris University Illinois21.0%
School of the Art Institute of Chicago71.8%
Moody Bible Institute68.6%
Chicago State University28.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to IIT (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 640
Math640 - 740
Writing520 - 640
Total Score1680 - 2020
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math26 - 33
Composite Score25 - 30
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