Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as "Illinois Tech," is a private research university located in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. It is the only technology-focused university in Chicago and it offers over 40 undergraduate and graduate programs that specialize in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, and technology.
Illinois Tech strives to be on the cutting edge of invention and innovation and the school has been recognized as one of the world's leading design schools based on the achievements of its students and faculty. Members of the university's community have been responsible for some of the most innovative advancements of the modern age, including the development of re-entry technology for spacecrafts. Alumni include a Nobel laureate and the inventor of the cell phone.
Why Illinois Institute of Technology
- Campus life: Students have many opportunities to make new friends and take part in extra-curricular activities, with 150 student organizations and more that 664 on-campus student events each year. They can also spend time having fun at places like "The Bog," an underground hangout area where students can eat and play games like bowling, billiards, air hockey, ping pong, and arcade games.
- Facilities: The university features an on-campus innovation hub, Chicago's premier technology park (which includes a business incubator), and state-of-the-art athletics and fitness facilities.
- Location: Chicago, one of the largest cities in the world and the 3rd largest in the USA, offers a fantastic array of dining, shopping, entertainment and recreational options. The city is also a great place to grow professionally, as it hosts a thriving tech sector that is producing job opportunities in science, management, energy, and marketing and creative industries.
- Career support: Illinois Tech is well-recognized in Chicago's fast-growing tech sector and the school offers students career development coaching, short courses for honing specific technical skills, and networking opportunities through job fairs that are attended by top companies. Students have had internships at major companies like Microsoft, U.S. Bank, Kellogg's, Google, and IBM.