Tuition & Fees

$32,450

$32,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
22%
500-599
33%
400-499
37%
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
30-36
10%
24-29
34%
18-23
45%
12-17
11%
30-36
5%
24-29
42%
18-23
42%
12-17
11%
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
53%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,932
Declined + 2,515
Total Received 5,447
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Private (nonprofit)

4,506

undergraduate students

2,000

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Business Administration
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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 410 acre main campus is located in the Chicago suburbs of Romeoville, IL.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,506
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  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 campus in Romeoville (population: 39,706), three miles from Joliet and 30 miles from 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
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
43%
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 2% of male students
 
7 sororities 4% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
22%
500-599
33%
400-499
37%
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
30-36
10%
24-29
34%
18-23
45%
12-17
11%
30-36
5%
24-29
42%
18-23
42%
12-17
11%
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
53%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(waived for international students)
Common application accepted no
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

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,932
Declined + 2,515
Total Received 5,447

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

86%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,119

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,300
Room & board $10,578
Additional fees $150
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $44,528
Average Financial Aid - $25,119
Total with Avg. Aid $19,409

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,690,653
State $5,713,993
Institutional $29,126,803
Other external $334,051
Total $41,865,500

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,591
Institutional $8,294,276
Other external $76,829
Total $8,372,696
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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, Bowling, Disc Golf, Ice Hockey, Jiu-Jitsu, Lacrosse, Outdoor Adventure, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weight Lifting

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Belegarth Medieval Sports, Bowling, Cheerleading, Dance, Disc Golf, Juijitsu, Lacrosse, Outdoor Adventure, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Softball ,tae Kwon Do, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weight Lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Aerobics, Arena Football, Badminton, Basketball, Bean Bag, Bowling, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Kickball, Paintball, Indoor Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Wiffleball, Inner Tube Water Polo

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Athletic Directors

John Planek (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Valley Conference, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (swimming), Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (men's volleyball)
Mascot
Flyers
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
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
Avionics
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/Instructional Technology
Curriculum/Instruction/Literacy/ELL
Curriculum/Instruction/Reading Teacher
Data Science
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Drawing
Early Childhood Special 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 Instruction
Foreign Language Instruction/Spanish
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
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Merchandising
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 Specialist
Reading/Literacy Reading Specialist
School Counseling/Guidance
Secondary Education
Social Media Marketing
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language/Culture
Special Education
Sport Management
Teacher Leadership
Theatre
Theology
Transportation Administration
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Business Administration

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

6,506

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

4,506
students

Female
53%
2,373

Male
47%
2,133

31%

2,000
students

Female
66%
1,316

Male
34%
684

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

3,687
students

Female
54%
1,972

Male
46%
1,715

19%

819
students

Female
49%
401

Male
51%
418

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

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

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented Denmark
Estonia
Germany
India
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
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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