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Lewis University Overview

Located in Romeoville, Illinois, Lewis University is a private not-for-profit institution. Lewis is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Lewis University Known For?

1,241 Undergraduate Awards
$34,634 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Lewis have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Lewis.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 40% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Lewis makes roughly $48,800 a year. This is 20% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Lewis University Rankings

We have ranked Lewis as #401 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 98 colleges in Illinois, it is ranked at #17.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lewis.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Transportation & Materials Moving Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#154 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Lewis has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#30 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#34 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#100 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#125 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#151 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#161 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Lewis University?

Location of Lewis University

Contact details for Lewis are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
Phone: 815-838-0500
Website: www.lewisu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lewisu.edu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LewisUniversity

How Do I Get Into Lewis?

You can apply to Lewis online at: www.lewisu.edu/admissions/application.htm

Admission Requirements for Lewis

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lewis?

54% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Lewis is 54%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to Lewis submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lewis University  ( 470 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Lewis University  ( 470 to 630 )
200
800
Lewis received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Lewis University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Lewis University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Lewis University  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Lewis University?

$34,634 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lewis is $34,634. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lewis, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,932 a year. That adds up to $31,728 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lewis is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Lewis University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,542 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,274 undergraduate students at Lewis, with 3,542 being full-time and 732 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Lewis

There are also 2,085 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,542 full-time undergraduates at Lewis, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Lewis

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lewis University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Lewis Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 184
Black or African American 193
Hispanic or Latino 787
White 2,119
International Students 83
Other Races/Ethnicities 176

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Lewis University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 53 countries are represented at Lewis. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and China.

Online Learning at Lewis University

964 Took All Classes Online
2,623 Took At Least One Class Online
14.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Lewis. In 2017-2018, 2,623 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lewis has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 15th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Lewis

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lewis University was 14.3%. This is the #1,103 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lewis regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Lewis majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 13%
Computer Science 16%
Computer Software & Applications 33%
Management Information Systems 10%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lewis ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lewis.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Air Transportation #6
Transportation & Materials Moving #6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #15
Computer Software & Applications #17
Management Information Systems #25
Computer Science #27
Information Technology #51
Computer & Information Sciences #146
Criminal Justice & Corrections #160
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #162
Liberal Arts General Studies #162
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #177
Nursing #223
Business Administration & Management #338
Health Professions #368
Business, Management & Marketing #420

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lewis University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 107 0 167 0 274
Nursing 0 0 142 5 79 10 236
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 116 0 51 0 167
Air Transportation 1 0 94 0 19 0 114
Computer Science 0 0 100 0 13 0 113
General Psychology 0 0 79 0 0 0 79
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 50 0 26 0 76
General Biology 0 0 64 0 0 0 64
Information Technology 0 0 23 0 32 0 55
Special Education 0 0 35 0 19 0 54
Health & Physical Education 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 1 38 0 39
Social Work 0 0 26 0 13 0 39
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 27 0 9 0 36
Accounting 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Marketing 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 22 5 27
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 23 0 23
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 23 0 23
Chemistry 0 0 16 0 7 0 23
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 22 0 22
Human Resource Management 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Management Information Systems 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Physics 0 0 17 0 3 0 20
Allied Health Professions 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 18 0 18
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Mathematics 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
General English Literature 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Sociology 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Journalism 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Dental Support Services 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 5 1 0 0 0 0 6
Computer Engineering 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
International Relations & National Security 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Religious Studies 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
History 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Legal Support Services 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Philosophy 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Romance Languages 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Arts & Media Management 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Music 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
International Business 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Homeland Security 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Public Administration 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 1 1,234 6 588 15 1,850

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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