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Campus Overview

Some of the most famous buildings in the world, designed by legendary architects, are located on IIT Main Campus in Chicago. S. R. Crown Hall, an elegant steel-and-glass National Historic Landmark, is a marvel of engineering and simplicity by former IIT professor and Architecture dean Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Elevated trains run through the Rem Koolhaas-designed McCormick Tribune Campus Center. And IIT alumnus Helmut Jahn's State Street Village is one of the on-campus places to live.

The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship will be added in Morton Park on Illinois Tech's Main Campus. The Kaplan Institute will house the activities of the university's internationally-renowned Institute of Design as well as IPRO, Entrepreneurship Academy, Leadership Academy, Jules Knapp Entrepreneurship Center, and Idea Shop.

Once you've visited IIT, you'll see why our university has a style all its own.

The campus sits on 120-acres approximately 3 miles south of downtown Chicago and has received the following recognition:

  • S. R. Crown Hall, designed by Mies van der Rohe, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001
  • The McCormick Tribune Campus Center, also known as the MTCC, was chosen as the "coolest university building" in the country.
  • American Institute of Architects named the IIT campus one of the 200 most significant works of architecture in the United States
  • Forbes magazine named IIT's Main Campus as one of "America's Most Beautiful College Campuses." – 2011
  • IIT was ranked the most sustainable university in Illinois.2010 Princeton Review
  • The Commons, IIT's main cafeteria/restaurant, was ranked as one of the 15 best college cafeterias/restaurants in the nation.