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Chances of getting into Illinois Institute of Technology

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Admission Difficulty for Illinois Institute of Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into IIT and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at IIT is 61%.  It ranks #19 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. IIT is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,053 out of 5,033 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 21 percent (SAT 1200/1390 ACT 26/32). Illinois Institute of Technology typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students with an average GPA around 4.06. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The IIT application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Illinois Institute of Technology is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

IIT SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology?

Illinois Institute of Technology typically prefers applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. IIT ranks #5 in Illinois and #124 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Illinois Institute of Technology admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >73%
1295 to 1390 Avg + 61%-73%
1200 to 1295 Avg - 48%-61%
1105 to 1200 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 1105 Low <35%
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IIT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IIT?

Admission data indicates that IIT regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Illinois and #109 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Illinois Institute of Technology.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Illinois Institute of Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >73%
29 to 32 Avg + 61%-73%
26 to 29 Avg - 48%-61%
23 to 26 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 23 Low <35%
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IIT GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
4.06
Typical High School Grades
A

What GPA do you need to get into Illinois Institute of Technology?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into IIT. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Illinois Institute of Technology was 4.06 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as IIT accepts 61% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Illinois Institute of Technology students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 53.0% Avg -
3.75 to 3.99 20.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 8.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 2.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

72% of Illinois Institute of Technology freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Illinois Institute of Technology students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 41%
Top 25% of class 72%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Illinois Institute of Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,539 3,494 5,033
Accepted 988 2,065 3,053
Acceptance Rate 64% 59% 61%
Enrolled 159 359 518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Illinois Institute of Technology is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Illinois Institute of Technology and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Illinois Institute of Technology Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Illinois Institute of Technology
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145725 IPEDS survey data for Illinois Institute of Technology.

FAQs

Does Illinois Institute of Technology prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to IIT. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Illinois Institute of Technology?

61% of those who apply are granted admission to IIT. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Illinois Institute of Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1390. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Illinois Institute of Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.