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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference

Lewis University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Lewis Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
1040-1200
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,899/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,958/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,575Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
776
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Hard worker
    62%
  • Typical students everyone is there for an educatio
    38%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
42%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Helpfull to everyone
    44%
  • Supportive
    17%
  • Enjoyable
    14%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Second home
    8%
  • greedy
    3%
  • Personal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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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!
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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!