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Living on Mies Campus


Why Seth Graham Loves Studying Engineering at Illinois Tech


IPRO: Where different disciples come together for one project


Mies style living at Illinois Tech


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The home of the Italian beef, deep-dish pizza, and the Vienna Beef hot dog (hold the ketchup!) is also the city that gave us the skyscraper, open-heart surgery, and reverse-flowing river technology. There's no place else like Chicago, and we're proud to call the Windy City our home.

Top things to do

Riverwalk or river cruise

Take a boat, kayak or walking tour along the Chciago river. It is a great way to see the city and it's architecture. you are sure to hear of buildings designed by Illinois Tech alumni.

Visit Neighborhoods

77 neighborhoods make up Chicago. Surrounding Mies Campus you'll find the funky Bridgeport neighborhood, historic Bronzeville, and the lively Chinatown.

Visit Museums

If you like art, history, science, or nature, Chicago has a museum for you. The Museum campus that's home to the Field Museum, Adler Planetorium and Shedd Aquarium is just 3 iles away from our Mies Campus


Grand afriend or two and hit the lakefront trail. Chicago has 26 miles of laekfront filled with beaches. The 31st street beach is just a mile away from campus.

Student groups

Student-run groups and organizations

Study away & study abroad

Illinois Tech offers study away on six continents (all except Antarctica). If you’re interested in seeing the world and exploring your major in another country, Illinois Tech’s study away opportunities will take you there. Study away is a life-changing experience. Cultural differences go deeper than language, food, clothing, and art. They shape the way we view the world. Students who study away often see their own world in a different light—and find themselves re-examining previously held opinions about other countries and ways of life when they return home. Study away experience can make you stand out in a competitive job market. Potential employers may see you as highly motivated, inquisitive, and as a global citizen willing to try new things. Study away is available to students of every major.

Featured programs

AUSTRALIA: Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. Based in Brisbane, the university has a global outlook, some 42,000 students, including 6000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than AU$750 million. Students who wish to participate in this program must have completed at least 1 year of undergraduate studies and have a 2.5 GPA. Exchange students study alongside their Australian colleagues in English.

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Program length: Academic Year, Fall, & Spring

ITALY: Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV)

The IUAV is a small university with an enrollment of approximately 6200 students. The number of students is limited to guarantee the quality of education offered. What makes the Iuav special is the emphasis it places on project-based learning. It is the only university in Italy entirely devoted to teaching the planning and design of everything related to the spaces and environments in which we live: buildings, cities, and landscapes; objects of daily use and graphics; cultural, theatrical and multimedia events. In recent years the Iuav has implemented a unique experiment in “project-based learning” that is the first of its kind in Italy. Theory and technique are integrated with hands-on training that spans the entire planning and design process, from the conception of an idea all the way through to its realization. Studying at Iuav means living in an environment that is open to what is happening throughout the world. It means coming face-to-face with authoritative voices in the fields of architecture, regional planning, arts, and design. Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carlo Scarpa, Carlo Aymonino, Manfredo Tafuri, Vittorio Gregotti, Gino Valle, Aldo Rossi, Giovanni Astengo, Giancarlo De Carlo, Tadao Ando, and Richard Serra have all been part of our school’s history.

Location: Venice, Italy
Program length: Academic Year, Fall, & Spring


Pumkin Launch

Students across a variety of disciplines team up with faculty to build great machines designed to hurl a pumpkin as far as possible.

Annual cost

Out-of-state Tuitition$48,670
Room & BoardRoom = $8,556 Food – $7234 (living on campus) Food – #3600 (living off campus)
Books, supplies, and other feesBooks – $1,200 Fees – $1970