Oct 1st 2018

IIT among "America's Most Admired Architecture Schools" and Top 100 Best Colleges

IIT Architecture is included in the top 15 undergraduate programs and top 30 graduate programs in Design Intelligence's 2018-19 ranking of "America's Most Admired Architecture Schools." IIT Architecture's undergraduate program was ranked 15th in the national listing, and the graduate program was ranked 26th. 

Additionally, IIT Architecture's undergraduate program was ranked 10th in the focus area of Materials and Construction, and 6th in the focus area of Engineering.

America's Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools from DesignIntelligence offers a perspective from three key audiences: the professionals who hire architecture and design graduates; the deans, program chairs, and department heads who help form architecture and design education; and the students and recent graduates who have an up-close view of the architecture and design school experience.

The hiring professionals tell DesignIntelligence about the schools they most admire, the ones they hire from the most, and how recent graduates are performing in 12 key focus areas such as design theory and practice, design technology, and communication skill. Deans, program chairs, and department heads tell DesignIntelligence about major changes in their course offerings, and current and recently graduated students of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs offer their perspective on the quality of the programs they studied in and how prepared they feel in key skill areas.

Illinois Institute of Technology has also been ranked in the Top 100 Best Colleges in the National Universities category by "U.S. News & World Report." Illinois Institute of Technology's ranking climbed to #96 in the 2019 listing. The ranking is a jump from the 2018 and 2017 ranking of #103 (tie) and marks the first time in a decade that Illinois Tech has cracked the top 100.

"U.S. News& World Report" provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search. The four overall rankings—National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities, and Regional Colleges—are based on factors that indicate academic quality, such as graduation rates and faculty resources.

Read more information about Illinois Tech’s "U.S. News & World Report" rankings here. To view the methodology, data, and other ranking information, visit the "U.S. News & World Report" college rankings website here.