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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
    B-
  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 3,744 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lewis acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 62% of students, Lewis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.
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
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1210
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,232/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,061/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,095/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,665/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,667/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,603/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,744Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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  • Hard worker
    63%
  • Typical students everyone is there for an educatio
    33%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
50%
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Helpfull to everyone
    48%
  • Supportive
    19%
  • Enjoyable
    13%
  • Second home
    10%
  • Interesting
    6%
  • Personal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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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!
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The school and academics themselves are amazing the campus is so pretty and well kept year round. Absolutely love it. The professors that i have dealt with in my majors classes are top notch and so amazing. They are willing to go above and beyond for their students to help them excel in any way. I love where I live its very nice and well kept. Athletics I am disappointed with and kind of disgusted with, specifically the women's volleyball program. They allowed for tolerated bullying within their program. The school is dealing with it appropriately which i am greatly appreciating. Every other aspect of my experience at Lewis has been wonderful beside being apart of the women's volleyball program.
Lewis University has a great campus and a lot of activities to do in your free time. The only complaint I have is that some of the professors do not seem to care and take a long time putting grades in, but that is only a few. Other than that, there is a lot of parking and the scenery is beautiful. Lastly, their biology program is amazing!