Illinois Institute of Technology

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000 - $25,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Engineering, Intensive English, Architecture

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, HLC, AACSB

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Dormitory

  • Social Media

Illinois Institute of Technology, ranked #36 in Best Value Schools according to the US News and World Report, offers a wide range of programs and majors to support your academic and professional careers. Students can begin at any point in their academic careers; start with English and continue on to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Illinois Tech offers an Intensive English Program, 36 undergraduate majors, and over 120 graduate programs among its eight colleges: Armour College of Engineering, Chicago-Kent College of Law, College of Architecture, College of Science, Institute of Design, Lewis College of Human Sciences, School of Applied Technology, and Stuart School of Business.

Location - Chicago

Illinois Tech’s Mies (Main) Campus is located 15 minutes from downtown Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S. Whether you live on or off campus, you can easily find your way to class. Chicago has some of the world's best food, shopping, and museums in addition to its amazing architecture. There are events every weekend, live music and theatre every night, and beautiful parks and gardens.

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Illinois Institute of Technology is designed to meet the personal, professional, and academic goals of international students. Students accepted to the IEP (possible conditional admission to degree programs) will study English, meet new people from different countries and cultures, and experience Chicago.

Experienced and caring faculty, with graduate degrees, assist students in achieving their language goals. Courses consist of Listening/Speaking, Reading/Writing, and Grammar, in addition to elective courses such as U.S. Culture, Test Prep (GRE, TOEFL), Pronunciation, and various English for Specific Purpose courses such as Architecture, Business, and Engineering.

Classes meet daily Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm for an average of 18 total hours of class per week. The average class size is 15 students.

Illinois Tech’s English Language Services (ELS) recently applied for the English-specific accreditation through the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) and is currently in the self-study portion of the application process.

Undergraduate Programs

What makes our undergraduate education different is a focus on emerging technologies and our interdisciplinary, collaborative programs. One of Illinois Tech’s distinctive features is our signature Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program. In IPRO, you’ll work with other students from various majors to develop a solution to a real-world problem.

Illinois Tech offers a special program that allows you to complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years. In addition, international undergraduate students are automatically considered for scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 per year.

Graduate Programs

Illinois Tech offers traditional master's and doctoral programs (thesis required for both), professional master's programs (no thesis required), dozens of specializations, dual-degree plans, and short-term executive and professional packages. Some or all of your graduate study may be completed online, which allows maximum flexibility to achieve your goals.

A majority of Illinois Tech programs are S.T.E.M. related and eligible for extended Optional Practical Training (OPT). Our graduate programs provide greater insight into technology’s overall impact on society. Through rigorous and relevant research and study, you will be prepared with real-world knowledge and ready to innovate and lead.

Illinois Tech Community

Our departments and the student population cultivate a sense of community. You will work closely with your advisor, be mentored by outstanding faculty members, and socialize with a diverse group of students. With over 90 countries represented on campus, we provide a vibrant community to grow academically and personally.


Living on-campus in one of the conveniently located Residence and Greek Life halls will ensure you build a community. It will be your home while you are here: the place where you hang out with friends, talk to your roommates, relax, eat, sleep, and - of course - study. Please see website for housing and meal plan rates.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition at Illinois Tech varies by program. Please see website for the current rates for the program you are interested in.

English Language Requirements

The Intensive English Program does not require students to submit English language proficiency scores (TOEFL, IELTS) when applying. Requirements for undergraduates and graduates vary by program. Please see website for admission requirements for programs that interest you.

Illinois Institute of Technology

10 West 35th Street
Chicago IL 60616
P: 312.567.3000

10 West 33rd Street
Perlstein Hall, Room 101
Chicago IL 60616
P: 312.567.3025

3424 South State Street
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10 West 33rd Street
Perlstein Hall, Room 203
Chicago IL 60616
P: 866.472.3448

565 West Adams Street
Chicago IL 60661
P: 312.906.5000

565 West Adams Street
Floor 7
Chicago IL 60616
P: 312.595.4900
EnglishUSA Member
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