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






2023 2024

World University Ranking (QS World University Ranking)






443 469

University Ranking (THE Ranking)






401-500 NA

Global Universities (US News Ranking)






735 NA

  National University Ranking   (US News Ranking)






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

Course Name 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

Master in Finance (Financial Times) 


UG Business  (US News Ranking)

224 235 244 247 NA


Engineering Courses

Course Name 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

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

Course Name 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

 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

Course Name 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

 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

Course Name 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

 Shanghai Law Ranking (ARWU Shanghai Ranking)

201-300 NA NA NA NA

Best Graduate Law Schools  (US News Ranking)

NA 83 91 94 NA

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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.

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