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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  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 3,687 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lewis acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business. Graduating 67% of students, Lewis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.
About Lewis University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Website
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Lewis University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1230
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,967/ 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
$19,462/ 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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,687Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
819
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Hard worker
    58%
  • Typical students everyone is there for an educatio
    35%
  • Diverse
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Helpfull to everyone
    48%
  • Supportive
    18%
  • Enjoyable
    12%
  • Second home
    9%
  • Interesting
    6%
  • Personal
    3%
  • Unappreciative
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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 University Reviews

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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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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!
I enjoy going to Lewis University. Although it is a Lasallian/Catholic university, it is a school that is open to those who have different religions and beliefs, which contributes to Lewis' diversity. I see people of different races and talk ti people with different religions all of the time. There are amazing professors who challenge you and are accessible to help. Also, the tutors in person and online have helped me to excel in classes that at first, I felt were hard for me. The campus is beautiful, always clean, and easy to navigate.