Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

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A dynamic learning environment

Just 35 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive Catholic university where the traditions of liberal learning, values, and preparation for professional work come together to give the university its educational identity and focus. Lewis is one of 60 universities worldwide that's sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order.

A safe and welcoming campus
Lewis' picturesque main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, sits on 410 acres and is home to more than 1,000 students in 11 residence halls—all within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the library, the JFK Recreation & Fitness Center, the Brother James Gaffney FSC Student Center, Sancta Alberta Chapel, and the Lewis University Airport.

The right size
With 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is the 8th largest private nonprofit institution in Illinois. Lewis welcomes students of all cultures and religious faiths, with 40% of the student body identifying as minorities.

Academic programs
Lewis is a dynamic coeducational university offering more than 80 undergraduate majors, 37 graduate programs, and two doctoral programs. Explore our academic options to see if we have what you're looking for!

Student life
Enriched by a diverse population, Lewis is dedicated to creating an inviting community. With more than 100 clubs and organizations and 23 intercollegiate NCAA Division II athletic teams, Lewis has something for everyone. Activities include theatre and performing arts, intramural and club sports, a nationally recognized scholars program, peer ministry, and volunteerism.

Financial aid
The University was named a "Top 5 Best Private College Value" because through scholarships, grants, loans, and student work programs, we work with you to find the best way to finance your education. In fact, 98% of Lewis students receive some sort of financial aid. Last year, more than 40 million dollars of institutional dollars were awarded based on need, financial merit, or academic achievement.


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2023-2024 Military Support Colleges of Distinction recognition | Colleges of Distinction

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#10 in the "Best 4-year Colleges in Illinois.” | Schools.com

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Ranked among the top tier in Midwest Regional Universities | U.S. News & World Report

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Named one of the Best Colleges in the Midwest | The Princeton Review

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Nationally recognized by Colleges of Distinction. Lewis also has earned recognition as an Illinois College of Distinction and a Catholic College of Distinction.

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Top 50 Most Affordable among colleges and universities in the Midwest | Great Value Colleges

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#1 Best for Vets private school in the state of Illinois and #3 overall in Illinois, and #19 Best for Vets private school in the United States | Military Times

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