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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB-
Lewis is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Romeoville, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,575 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lewis acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business. Graduating 64% of students, Lewis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Great Lakes Valley Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.73 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
Lewis University Reviews
Lewis is a very great place to go for college. They offer many opportunities for academics, leadership, clubs, and internships. Many students come back for grad school. The campus life is very busy for everyone as students are involved in sports, clubs, and other student activities. This is non-city campus that has a gate— great for safety. The police and professors are always able to listen to concerns and new possibilities for change. I really love being a part of Lewis!
My educational experience at Lewis University was one I can go and write a memoir about. The professors who taught courses here brought a lot of real world experiences from their past careers when a certain topic arose in my lectures. This especially in my Criminal Justices courses because some of the professors were former Law Enforcement on a federal and local level. If I could change anything about the university, I would have to say the cost of attendance. Everyone no matter who you are should be able to afford to come to Lewis University and get a very good education.
I love Lewis University and feel as though I have gotten a wonderful education. My professors have "real world" experience and they are readily available for me. I feel as though they are not only instructors, but they have a personal interest in me! The campus is beautiful - it's an arboretum; and my fellow students are kind and invested in learning. I have made many wonderful friends here. Lewis University is definitely a 5-star institution!