The history of Illinois Institute of Technology, located in Illinois, Chicago traced to 1890 when advanced education was reserved for the elite. Illinois Institute of Technology as a result of the merger between Lewis Institute and Armour Institute in 1940. The university ranked no. 1 in Illinois and second in the US by The New York Times. Also, IIT has been consistently ranked amongst the best educational institutes in the world by various prestigious education bodies that track global education. The university offers wide-ranging programmes in different fields like engineering, industrial technology, business, communication, design, psychology, architecture, science, and law. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Architecture are the popular majors offered by the institute.
According to a survey conducted by Illinois Tech 2017-18, bachelor degree recipients received a median first job salary of $60k. International students comprise 46% of the total student population. IIT has five separate campuses, all located in Chicago. Its main campus Mies spread across a sprawling area of 120 acres with a modern infrastructure and advanced facilities. The institute focuses on applied research-based learning and the infrastructure facilitates the same. A large proportion of graduate students are from abroad that classify it as international with a diverse student population.
The institute focuses on applied research-based learning and the infrastructure facilitates the same. The Law, Design and Business Institute campuses are located in the downtown, in a good and respectable locality. While the sprawling Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus, stretched across an area of 5-acres is located in the suburban Southwest region of the city. The colleges of the university spread across Chicago and have all the necessary means that are required for a good education.
Also, Illinois Institute of Technology has several athletic teams including men’s baseball, soccer, cross country, swimming, basketball, tennis, and track and field while the women teams are in the field of basketball, soccer, lacrosse, cross country, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. It has a well-developed and quality sports centre for its students.
Illinois Institute of Technology was ranked as the most sustainable university in Illinois, 2010 by Princeton Review, and the IIT campus was said to be amongst the 200 most important architectural works in the U.S by the American Institute of Architects. The Mies Campus Building is its main campus, which has several facilities from athletic buildings to sororities. It covers a huge area of 120 acres and has a great infrastructure. It is only a few minutes away from Chicago downtown, which is an added advantage.
Some of the notable alumni of Illinois Institute of Technology are Martin Cooper, inventor of Cell Phone; Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman of Godrej & Boyce; Sanjay Kirloskar, MD Kirloskar Brothers; and Rohit Prasad who invented Amazon’s Alexa.