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Illinois Institute of Technology 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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With an acceptance rate of 58%, admissions at Illinois Institute of Technology can be a bit difficult due to their selective screening process. The institute has five academic schools and a variety of programs are offered at IIT. Recently admitted applicants at Illinois Institute of Technology had an average SAT score between 1220 and 1400 or an ACT score between 26 and 31. These score ranges are considered to be very good and hence set the bar very high. A student’s GPA is considered a very important academic factor by the Admission officials of IIT.

  • The institute accepts applications from international applications for Fall and Spring seasons with a few being offered in Summer term.
  • Due to the coronavirus situation, Illinois Tech has waived application fees on all completed graduate applications through July 31, 2020.
  • In this pandemic situation of Covid-19, Illinois Institute of Technology has decided not to consider standardized tests for undergraduate applicants in Spring 2021 and Fall 2021.
  • The above-mentioned policy applies to all first-year, transfer, and international applicants and all merit scholarship considerations.
  • Test requirements GRE/GMAT have been canceled for all master’s programs, for the Fall 2020 term.


Admission PortalUG: Common App PG: Illinois Institute Graduation Application
Application FeeUG - N/A PG - 75 USD
Acceptance Rate58%
Average GPA3.5 or above
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake seasonsFall, Spring
Mode of paymentVISA, Discover Card or Mastercard
Institutional codeSAT code is 1318 ACT code is 1040
Admission HelpdeskUG:;

Illinois Institute of Technology Admission Deadlines

Students are requested to submit their applications prior to the deadlines for them to be considered for admission.

Undergraduate and Graduate deadlines are:

FallMay 15July 1
SpringNovember 15September 1
Summer-September 1

International Student Admission

Illinois Institute of Technology accepts international applicants if they fulfill all the requirements and their application stands out.

The admission process is similar for both international and domestic applicants. However, International applicants need to meet some additional requirements.

Application Portal: Applications can be submitted through Common Application (UG) or IIT Online Graduate Application (PG)

Application Fee: 75 USD

Admission Requirements: International applicants must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible for Illinois Institute of Technology admissions:

  • Official or certified copies of the marks or grades of the courses attained.
    • You must submit your English translated official transcripts in case it is not issued in English
  • Different standardized exams are optional for international students applying for spring 2021 and fall 2021
  • An official copy of English Proficiency test score report.
  • A completed evaluation form or letter of recommendation from your counselor or a teacher.
  • You must provide a copy of your passport which will be needed to fulfill the visa requirements.
  • Additional requirements like resume, portfolio, LORs, SOP etc as stated by some master’s programs.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants are required to present TOEFL, ESL, and/or SAT scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are:

-Minimum Test Score Total for Admission With an Illinois Tech English Language Assessment RequirementMinimum Test Score Total for Admission Without an Illinois Tech English Language Assessment RequirementTest Score Range for Admission With an Illinois Tech English Language Assessment RequirementSubscore That Requires an Illinois Tech English Language Assessment for Individual Test Skill(s)
Internet TOEFL7090+70-89<20
Paper TOEFL550600+550-599<55
Duolingo English Test95-109*110+*N/AN/A

Visa Process for International Students

Students who are accepted by Illinois Institute of Technology must apply for a visa to study in the US. International students will receive an I-20 or DS-2019 form to apply for an F-1 or J-1 student visa. Aspirants will be required to submit the following documents while applying for a visa:

  • Submit the required documents.
    • Students must submit a copy of their passport and a Financial Affidavit of Support Form in order to receive an I-20 or DS-2019.
  • Obtain an I-20/DS-2019 form
    • The I-20 must be completed with accurate information such as name, biographical information, and program information as this will be used for the visa stamp in the applicant’s passport.
  • Students have to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
    • Upon payment, you will be issued a receipt that you must bring to your visa appointment.
  • Finally, students have to attend the scheduled interview at the U.S. embassy.

Illinois Institute of Technology Undergraduate Admission

Many bachelor’s programs are offered at IIT. The general admission requirements are mentioned below:

Application Portal: Common Application

Application Fee: N/A

Admission Requirements: Applicants must submit the following documents at the time of


  • Letter of Recommendation OR Counselor/Teacher evaluation.
    • This documents must be submitted electronically by the teacher through the Common Application
  • Official High school/Secondary school transcripts
  • In this pandemic situation of Covid-19, Illinois Institute of Technology has decided not to consider standardized tests for undergraduate applicants in spring 2021 and fall 2021.

All the above-mentioned documents must be mailed to:

Illinois Institute of Technology

Office of Undergraduate Admission

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

Illinois Institute of Technology Graduate Admissions

IIT offers graduate courses in the field of Engineering, Applied Technology, Law, Human Sciences, Design, Architecture, Business and Law. Applicants must keep in mind the following if considering admission at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Application Portal: Applications are available through the online portal for graduate programs.

Application Fee: 75 USD (Currently not required due to COVID-19)

Admission Requirements:

  • Official or certified copies of the marks or grades of the courses attained.
  • A professional statement is needed.
    • It should be written in essay format and should include a discussion of your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your academic background, your research interests.
    • It has to be within a length of 500-2000 words
  • A resume is needed only for those who are applying to Illinois Tech's Stuart School of Business.
  • Applicants applying for the clinical program must submit their CV. No other departments require a resume.
  • A letter of recommendation is a must. Two letters are required for master’s degree programs and three are required for Ph.D. programs.
  • GRE or GMAT scores are required.

Here are specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the Illinois Institute of Technology:

RequirementsM.S. Analytical chemistryM.S. Applied MathematicsM.S. BiologyM.S. Computer ScienceM.S. Finance
GPAbetween 2.5 and 3.03.0/43.0/4.03.0/43.0/4
RecommendationsRequiredRequired (2 letters)RequiredRequiredRequired(at least 1)
Personal StatementRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
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