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Chances of getting into Illinois Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.2%
Admission Difficulty for Illinois Institute of Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into IIT and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,884 out of 4,957 applicants were admitted making IIT a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Illinois Institute of Technology typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

IIT SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1310

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

Illinois Institute of Technology typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Illinois 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 2018 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
1400 and Above Good >70%
1310 to 1400 Avg + 58%-70%
1220 to 1310 Avg - 45%-58%
1130 to 1220 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1130 Low <32%
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IIT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Illinois Institute of Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

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 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Illinois Institute of Technology.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Illinois Institute of Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >72%
28 to 31 Avg + 58%-72%
26 to 28 Avg - 47%-58%
24 to 26 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 24 Low <37%
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IIT GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.92
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 3.92 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 58% 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
3.75+ 66% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 5% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

51% of Illinois Institute of Technology freshman were in the top ten 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 51%
Top 25% of class 82%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Illinois Institute of Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,571 3,386 4,957
Accepted 962 1,922 2,884
Acceptance Rate 61% 57% 58%
Enrolled 191 417 608
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
199

Applicants have 199 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 15, 2021.

Admission 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 Admission 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?

58% 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 1220 and 1400. 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 31. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.