Hi @BreenFire I apologize for the delayed response. We just had a hectic week before graduation and I have had limited time for responding on the forum.
The most popular majors at IIT are Computer Science, Architecture, and Mechanical Engineering. The other Engineering majors are also quite popular.
If you are living on campus, there will be no problem. If you feel unsafe, you can call Campus Security for an escort. I have been at the university for 35 years and never had an incident. Of course, as with any urban campus there is always a possibility but if you remain aware of your surroundings, there should be no worry. I would say that the neighborhood is far less dicey than when I started many years ago. The Chicago Police HQ is adjacent to the campus and there are mixed residential neighborhoods surrounding the campus. My son lived in Bridgeport when he was at IIT and had no problems.
Some of the buildings are from the 1960’s but have been recently renovated. There is the new Innovation Center which will open this Fall and the students center is only about 13 years old. It is a mix. Laboratories are always being renewed.