Tuition & Fees

$33,420

$33,420

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
58%
400-499
13%
700-800
2%
600-699
27%
500-599
54%
400-499
17%
30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
46%
12-17
4%
30-36
12%
24-29
35%
18-23
44%
12-17
9%
30-36
4%
24-29
41%
18-23
43%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,394
Declined + 2,482
Total Received 5,876
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Private (nonprofit)

4,351

undergraduate students

2,089

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Computer Science
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Codes

SAT 1404
ACT 1058

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,440
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Romeoville, IL

410-acre arboretum campus in Romeoville (population: 39,632), three miles from Joliet and 30 miles southwest of Chicago; branch campuses in Oak Brook and Tinley Park. Major airports serve Chicago; train serves Romeoville, Joliet, and Lockport. Public transportation serves campus.

Lewis University
1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
50%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 2% of male students
 
7 sororities 4% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
58%
400-499
13%
700-800
2%
600-699
27%
500-599
54%
400-499
17%
30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
46%
12-17
4%
30-36
12%
24-29
35%
18-23
44%
12-17
9%
30-36
4%
24-29
41%
18-23
43%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(waived for international students, service members, and family of service members)
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

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,394
Declined + 2,482
Total Received 5,876

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
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

Financial Aid

88%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,329

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,270
Room & board $10,820
Additional fees $150
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $45,740
Average Financial Aid - $27,329
Total with Avg. Aid $18,411

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,290,619
State $5,873,520
Institutional $31,478,457
Other external $332,152
Total $44,974,748

Non-need-based

Federal
State $2,500
Institutional $9,281,167
Other external $143,217
Total $9,426,884
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 815 836-5263
F: 815 836-5135

Financial Aid Officer

Janeen Decharinte
Director of Financial Aid Services
decharja@lewisu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bass fishing, Belegarth medieval sports, group exercise, ice hockey, jujitsu, outdoor adventure, quidditch, rugby, running, scuba diving, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, basketball, bass fishing, Belegarth medieval sports, dance, group exercise, jujitsu, outdoor adventure, quidditch, rugby, running, scuba diving, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor soccer, inner-tube water polo, kickball, paintball, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), Wiffle ball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner
Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Control Management
Athletic Training
Aviation Administration
Aviation Aerospace Technology
Aviation Flight
Aviation Flight Management
Aviation Maintenance
Aviation Maintenance Management
Aviation/Transportation
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Science
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Computer Engineering
Computer Graphic Design
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction/Literacy/ELL
Curriculum/Instruction/Reading Teacher
Curriculum/Instruction/Technology Learning/Design
Data Science
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Drawing
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Childhood/Special Education
Economics
Educational Leadership for Teaching/Learning
Educational Leadership/Principal Preparation Endorsement
Educational Leadership/Teacher Leader Endorsement
Elected Studies
Elementary Education
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Science
Exercise/Movement Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Foreign Language Instruction
Foreign Language Instruction/Spanish
Forensic Criminal Investigation
General Studio Art
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
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Business
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Communication
Organizational Leadership
Painting
Paralegal Studies
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/Literacy Reading Specialist
School Counseling/Guidance
School Nurse
Secondary Education
Social Media Marketing
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language/Culture
Special Education
Special Education/Elementary Education
Sport Management
Teacher Leadership
Theatre
Theology
Transportation Distribution/Logistics
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Computer Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,440

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

4,351
students

Female
51%
2,218

Male
49%
2,133

32%

2,089
students

Female
68%
1,423

Male
32%
666

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

3,575
students

Female
52%
1,842

Male
48%
1,733

18%

776
students

Female
49%
376

Male
51%
400

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

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) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

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

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented Germany
India
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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