Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, United States


Illinois Institute of Technology Ranking


Illinois Tech is ranked #127 among National Universities and #44 among Best Value Schools in the. U.S. World News & Report. According to the most recent PayScale rankings, Illinois Tech is the best value private institution in Illinois (after aid is awarded).

The National Historic Landmark S. R. Crown Hall, which houses Illinois Tech's College of Architecture, is widely regarded as one of the most iconic buildings created by famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The TFE Times has ranked the Master of Mathematical Finance Program #22 in the country. Illinois Tech began offering a B.S. in artificial intelligence degree in 2019, making it the first of its kind in the Midwest.

QS (Top universities) has put Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) 469th in the world university rankings for 2024. Since 2019, IIT has remained largely unchanged in the QS world university rankings. In its best university rating for 2021, Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked IIT between 301-350. However, IIT's rating in US News & World Report's finest global colleges has declined from 641st in 2018 to 736th in 2023. IIT's national university ranking has also decreased from 96th in 2023 to 124th in 2021, according to US News.

**updated on 2023

Ranked By   2018     2019     2020   2021  2022   2023 2024
World University Ranking (QS World University Ranking) 395 426 421 426 444 443 469
University Ranking (THE Ranking) NA NA NA   301-350   351-400 401-500 NA
Global Universities (US News Ranking) 641 682 682 736 729 735 NA
  National University Ranking   (US News Ranking) 96 96 117 124 122 127 NA


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Illinois Institute of Technology Ranking By Subject


Take a look at the course rankings at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) In its Master in Finance ranking, the Financial Times (FT) has put IIT among the top 100 schools. IIT's ranking has slipped significantly from 199th in 2019 to 235th in 2021, according to US News & World Report. Since 2017, QS (Top universities) has ranked IIT in the top 350 engineering and technology schools in the world. The data shows that IIT has retained its status by performing well in areas such as academics and employer reputation.

In its numerous engineering programme rankings, US News & World Report has ranked IIT among the top institutions in the United States. According to US News, IIT is ranked 40th in the Aerospace Engineering PG category for 2021. In their Mechanical Engineering PG ranking for 2021, US News has IIT ranked 76th. In their Computer Engineering PG ranking for 2021, US News has IIT ranked 86th. This illustrates the popularity of Illinois Institute's programmes in the United States.

Business Courses

Master in Finance (Financial Times)  NA NA NA NA NA
UG Business  (US News Ranking) 224 235 244 247 NA


Engineering Courses

Architecture & Built Environment Rankings  (QS Ranking) 51-100 101-150 101-150 151-200 NA
Engineering and Technology    (QS Ranking) 308 301 377 355 NA
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering Rankings   (QS Ranking) 351-400 351-400 351-400 351-400 NA
 PG Engineering and Technology  (THE Ranking)  NA 176-200 201-250 201-250 NA
Aerospace Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 40 44 35 NA
Biomedical Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 84 89 103 NA
Chemical Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 84 73 77 NA
 Civil Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 93 95 107 NA
Electrical Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 87 99 90 NA
 Mechanical Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 76 83 75 NA


Computers Courses

 PG Computers  (THE Ranking)  176-200 176-200 251-300 301-400 NA
Computer Engineering PG  (US News Ranking) NA 86 76 75 NA


Science Courses

 Physics and Astronomy Rankings   (QS Ranking) 501-550 501-550 401-450 401-450 NA
Mathematics Rankings   (QS Ranking) NA 451-500 NA NA NA
 Psychology Rankings (THE Ranking)  NA 251-300 251-300 NA NA


Law Courses

 Shanghai Law Ranking (ARWU Shanghai Ranking) 201-300 NA NA NA NA
Best Graduate Law Schools  (US News Ranking) NA 83 91 94 NA

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the factors that contribute to high rankings?

The global city of Chicago serves as the foundation for Illinois Tech's international recognition in distinct fields of education and research, which is driven by a professional and technology-oriented focus and founded on a culture of innovation and excellence.