Elevate Your Future at Chicago’s Leading Tech University

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You’ve put in the work. Now it’s time to transform your passion into a life-changing career. Begin your journey at Illinois Tech. At our world-renowned university, you’ll gain the global education and real-world experience to thrive in tomorrow’s most in-demand careers. Join our community of leaders and innovators—and prepare to elevate your future.

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Our Shared Stories

Amber L.
M.S. Technical Communications and Information Architecture

Illinois Tech allowed me to break the glass ceiling in administrative fields by obtaining my master's degree. It opened new doors and opportunities in other fields that would have not been there for me previously.

Kevin D.
M.B.A.

Chicago is such a great, diverse community with lots of opportunities. So many companies are based here in practically every industry, it's a great place to make connections and discover passions. You can launch any career here.

Abbey B.
B.S. Engineering Management, M.Eng. in Project Management (Concentration in Construction)

Despite having studied engineering, I was fortunate enough to secure a job on campus that enabled me to explore and enhance a different set of skills. As of now, I am in a managerial role that allows me to make significant contributions to various large-scale projects across the university.

Claudia G.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Being able to jump on the Red Line or Green Line helped me explore Chicago more than I would have before. It opened my eyes to the different job opportunities out there.

Amanda S.
M.B.A.

Downtown Chicago's vibrant business scene turns every corner into a new learning opportunity for me—from presentations at large tech firms, to understanding the rise and fall of historic Chicago-based businesses such as Sears, Roebuck, and Co. The faculty have connected me with many opportunities to learn from local business leaders. I feel well prepared to build a future-proof organization when I graduate next year!

Howard F.
B.S. Civil Engineering

Illinois Tech provided an education that prepared me for the real world. Excellent instructors stressed the fundamentals necessary to be a well rounded engineer.

Illinois Tech is

  • Nationally Ranked. We’re #1 in Illinois and #23 in the U.S. (Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024) and the #29 best value university in the country (U.S. News & World Report 2024).

  • One of a Kind. We’re the only university in the country to offer guaranteed access to real-world experiences and career readiness through our Elevate program.

  • A Legacy. Our 80,000+ alumni worldwide include the people behind the cell phone, architectural marvels, Amazon Alexa, the Mars Rover, and other innovations.

  • A University Where Outcomes Matter. Our 2022 graduates enjoyed a 91% employment rate and earned mean starting salaries well above the national average. (2022, Illinois Tech, First Destination Survey, among graduates responding)

  • The Wall Street Journal. America's Best Colleges 2024. In Cooperation with College Pulse and statista badge
  • Best Colleges U.S. News & World Report - National Universities 2024 Badge
  • Top U.S. Colleges with the #35 Greatest Economic Diversity. New York Times Badge

Our Students, Elevated

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