Tuition & Fees

$30,050

$30,050

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,542
Declined + 2,186
Total Received 5,728
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Private (nonprofit)

4,652

undergraduate students

2,027

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
14%
500-599
65%
400-499
21%
700-800
14%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
14%
300-399
7%
600-699
7%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
300-399
21%
30-36
4%
24-29
36%
18-23
57%
12-17
3%
30-36
9%
24-29
32%
18-23
50%
12-17
9%
30-36
5%
24-29
39%
18-23
42%
12-17
14%
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School Facts

Lewis University, founded in 1932, is a comprehensive, coeducational, Catholic university. Its 410 acre main campus is located in the Chicago suburbs of Romeoville, IL.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,679
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Romeoville, IL

410-acre campus in Romeoville (population: 39,650), three miles from Joliet and 30 miles from Chicago; branch campuses in Chicago, Hickory Hills, Oak Brook, Shorewood, and Tinley Park. Two major airports serve Chicago (Midway & O'Hare); train serves in Joliet and Lockport. Public bus transportation serves to campus.

Lewis University
1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
50%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 4% of male students
 
7 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
14%
500-599
65%
400-499
21%
700-800
14%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
14%
300-399
7%
600-699
7%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
300-399
21%
30-36
4%
24-29
36%
18-23
57%
12-17
3%
30-36
9%
24-29
32%
18-23
50%
12-17
9%
30-36
5%
24-29
39%
18-23
42%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,542
Declined + 2,186
Total Received 5,728

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Ashley Skidmore
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
P: 815 836-5250
F: 815 836-5002
admissions@lewisu.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,950
Room $6,560
Board $3,760
Additional fees $100
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $41,870
Average Financial Aid - $21,292
Total with Avg. Aid $20,578

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,292

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,200,633
State $5,893,464
Institutional $25,406,949
Other external $403,248
Total $38,904,294

Non-need-based

Federal $653,696
State $46,323
Institutional $7,747,789
Other external $215,998
Total $8,663,806

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II swimming), Great Lakes Valley Conference (Division II), Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division I)
Mascot
Flyers
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner
Air Traffic Control
Athletic Training
Aviation Administration
Aviation Aerospace Technology
Aviation Flight
Aviation Flight Management
Aviation Maintenance
Aviation Maintenance Management
Aviation Security
Aviation/Transportation
Avionics
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Studies
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Graphic Design
Computer Science
Contemporary Global Studies
Criminal Social Justice
Criminal/Social Justice
Curriculum/Instruction ESL
Curriculum/Instruction/Design Environment Contemporary Classroom
Curriculum/Instruction/Instructional Technology
Curriculum/Instruction/Literacy/ELL
Curriculum/Instruction/Reading Teacher
Data Science
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Drawing
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Special Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership for Teaching/Learning
Elected Studies
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Special Education
English
Environmental Science
Exercise/Movement Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Foreign Language Education
Foreign Language Instruction
Forensic Criminal Investigation
General Art Studio
Health Care Leadership
Healthcare Systems Leadership
History
Human Resources Management
Illustration
Information Security
Information Security/Risk Management
Information Systems
Information Technology Management
Interactive Media
International Business
International Relations
Journalism
Liberal Arts
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Merchandising
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Organizational Communication
Organizational Leadership
Painting
Paralegal Studies
Perfusion Technology
Philosophy
Philosophy/Law
Physics
Political Science
Professional Studies
Project Management
Psychology
Public Policy
Public Relations/Advertising
Public Safety Administration
Radiation Therapy
Radio/TV Broadcasting
Radiography
Reading Specialist
Respiratory Care
School Counseling/Guidance
Secondary Education
Social Media Marketing
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Arts
Spanish Language/Culture
Special Education
Sports Management
Superintendent Endorsement
Theatre
Theology
Transportation Administration
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Vascular Ultrasound Technology
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Undergraduate

70%

4,652
students

Female
56%
2,601

Male
44%
2,051

Graduate

30%

2,027
students

Female
66%
1,347

Male
34%
680

undergraduateFull-time

81%

3,809
students

Female
56%
2,115

Male
44%
1,694

undergraduatePart-time

19%

843
students

Female
58%
486

Male
42%
357

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
England
Mexico
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Michael Fekete
Director International Student Services
815 836-5635
feketemi@lewisu.edu

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