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Lewis University is a private not-for-profit university established in 1932 as Holy Name Technical and later in 1962, the university changed its name to Lewis University. The increase in higher education in the period of 1960 made an impact in rapidly increasing enrollment. To provide education to a larger student body, a significant construction program was held in 1970. The university offers a combination of advanced learning and professional development which encourages individual growth and skill. It has a Roman Catholic affiliation. It has been ranked 6th in our rankings for Best Online Colleges in Illinois.
Online undergraduate and graduate courses are offered by the university.
University's acceptance rate is 58%.
The total graduation rate of the university is 62%.
The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 which allows individual attention to the students.
The total population of the university is 6,544 which includes 4,193 full-time and 2,351 part-time students.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has accreditated the university.
The students nowadays choose diverse ways to learn. The online courses and degree programs permit the students to study in a system that suits their learning method. Almost every program at the university is presented completely online and will not require students coming to the campus.
Students can work on assignments in their leisure time, however, there are deadlines fixed by the faculties.
Some of the majors offered by the university include Aviation, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Business Management, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Information Systems.
Some of the student reviews about the university are given below.
The professors have real-world experience and are ready to help students.
The university has a vast campus and the students can get involved in other activities in the free time.
The staffs are helpful during the time of admission and financial aid.
Scholarships and other financial aid programs make the tuition much affordable.
The rankings of the university according to U.S.News and World Report is given below.
The university ranks #20 in 'Regional Universities- Midwest'.
It ranks #13 in 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.
It holds #36 rank in 'Best Value Schools'.
The university ranked #105 rank in 'Online Graduate Nursing Programs' and 183rd rank in 'Best Nursing Schools - Master’s'.
Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.
Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.
1040 - 1200
21 - 26
High School GPA
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Admission Requirements for Lewis University:
Applicants must submit a completed application.
Official academic transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted to the University.
Applicants must submit a personal essay.
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, the forms for which will be provided by the University.
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0 in order to be granted full admission.
Programmed based requirements:
Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation
Applicants applying for this course must have a bachelor's degree in aviation or they must have a major in a related field from a regionally accredited institution. Those applicants who have bachelor’s in unrelated fields may apply for this program as long as they have work experience in aviation or transportation industries.
Applicants must submit a completed application form.
Applicants must the official transcripts from all the institutions that they have attended.
Applicants must submit a personal essay stating explaining their background and how the degree is going to help the applicant’s career goals.
Applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
RN to BSN Program
Applicants must submit a copy of their nurse license that is active and registered in the state of Illinois.
The applicant must have a state-approved diploma, associate degree program or foreign nursing program.
Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges attended with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Master of Science in Data Science
Applicants must have undergraduate mathematics coursework in calculus.
The applicant’s degree must be from an accredited college/university.
Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
For international students, a TOEFL test score greater than 550 (computer-based 213; Internet-based 79).
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited University/College.
Applicants must be 24 years of age.
Applicants must have 3 years of work experience.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Applicant must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in a social or behavioural science, or the applicant must be currently serving as a criminal justice practitioner. If the applicant does not a have a degree in any of the major mentioned or is not a criminal justice practitioner, they must complete two criminal justice courses with a grade of B or better.
Master of Science in Public Safety Administration
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a major in Criminal Justice, Fire Science, or Private Security, or the applicant must have any other major with a concentration of 12 semester credit hours related to Criminal Justice, Fire Science, or Private Security, or the applicant must be currently serving as a Criminal Justice, Fire Service, or Private Security practitioner with a minimum of five years’ experience.
Master of Science in Computer Science
Applicants need to have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics or information systems is preferred.
Applicants looking for full admission need to have 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Provisional admission may be granted for GPA under 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
International students are required to have a TOEFL test score greater than 550 (computer-based 213; Internet-based 79).
Note: When the application materials are complete, they will be forwarded to the University Graduate Council. The Council has the final say in graduate admissions. After the Graduate Council review, the applicant will then be informed in writing of its decision.
Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.
Average Annual Cost
Books And Supplies
Room And Board
The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.
Budget For Other Expenses
Total One Year Cost
The annual cost is the one year cost to attend the university. Lewis University is a not for profit private institution so the expense to attend is quite affordable as the cost to attend might be lowest than some of the state and national schools. The cost to attend for an undergraduate, graduate, certificate courses may vary.
This section will provide you with information regarding the average annual cost to attend the university while giving the information regarding the other expenses also.
The average annual tuition fees of the university are $32,300. Whereas the average net price amounts to $18,899.
On average the total one year cost comes around $46,758.
Highest Degree Offered
The highest degree offered by the Institution.
Full-Time Retention Rate
Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.
Part-Time Retention Rate
Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.
Research Funding per Student
Evening Degree Programs
Registered Nursing, Administration,...
Criminal Justice and Corrections
Business Administration, Management...
Finance and Financial Management Se...
Teacher Education and Professional...
Special Education and Teaching
Accounting and Related Services
Human Resources Management and Serv...
Health and Physical Education/Fitne...
Management Information Systems and...
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...
Public Relations, Advertising, and...
Computer/Information Technology Adm...
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...
Design and Applied Arts
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...
Legal Support Services
Communication and Media Studies
English Language and Literature, Ge...
Political Science and Government
Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...
Fine and Studio Arts
Health and Medical Administrative S...
Natural Resources Conservation and...
Dental Support Services and Allied...
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement,...
Transportation and Materials Moving...
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...
International Relations and Nationa...
Romance Languages, Literatures, and...
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...
Community Organization and Advocacy
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...
Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS
ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER
Two or more races
Non Resident alien
American Indian/Alaska native
0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander
Out Of State
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$79,813 per year
The students can reside on campus and 51% of Freshman Live On-Campus.
On Campus Housing Available
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
Freshmen Live on Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Averege Housing Cost
The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Available
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Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Total Male Athletes
Total Female Athletes
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Track and Field
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24-Hour Security Patrol
Campus Emergency Phones
24-Hour Escort Safety rides
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by LU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,820 per year for living on campus. Lewis University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at LU costs around $4,420 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 50% and 50%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Median Total Debt After Graduation
The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.
Typical Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.
$200 - 262
Show data for students who
and started their studies
Out of 7,811 students
10% Still Enrolled
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Students Receiving State Aid
Students Receiving Institutional Grants
Aid awarded based on the family income.
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Through scholarships, grants, loans, and student Work Study programs, the university works with the students to decide the best plan to finance their education. The FAFSA form can be filled to apply for financial aid programs. Lewis University federal school code is 001707.
About 97% of students receive financial aid from the university. The university provides 3 times better financial aid than public schools on an average, a total of $18,000 is provided to the freshman in the form of grants and scholarships.
The Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Subsidized Loan, TEACH Grant, and many others.
The Institutional Aid provided includes Lasallian Grant, Lewis University Presidential Scholarship, Lewis University Trustee Scholarship, Lewis University Deans Scholarship and many more.
The Military Aid includes Post 9/11 GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP), Vocational Rehabilitation, and Montgomery GI Bill, to name a few.
The State Aid include Illinois Monetary Award Program.
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