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?
- 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.
Lewis University Rankings
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Lewis has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Lewis University?
Contact details for Lewis are given below.
|Address:||One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446-2200|
How Do I Get Into Lewis?
You can apply to Lewis online at: www.lewisu.edu/admissions/application.htm
Admission Requirements for Lewis
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Lewis?
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.
Can I Afford Lewis University?
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
There are also 2,085 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,542 full-time undergraduates at Lewis, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lewis University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||193|
|Hispanic or Latino||787|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lewis has changed over the last few years.
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 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.
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.
*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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