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About Lewis University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


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.

Online Education at Lewis 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.

Location & Contact


One University Parkway


Email: N/A
Phone: 8158380500
Fax: 8158365002
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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'.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1040 - 1200

ACT Range

21 - 26

Application Fee




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Lewis University Admission Process

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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).

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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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.


Student:Faculty Ratio


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.


Academic Calendar


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Faculty Overview


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Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Registered Nursing, Administration,...

186 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

145 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

98 Graduates

Air Transportation

97 Graduates

Psychology, General

84 Graduates

Computer Science

73 Graduates

Biology, General

56 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

41 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

36 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

35 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

34 Graduates


33 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

30 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

24 Graduates

Social Work

20 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

19 Graduates


19 Graduates


18 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

15 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

15 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

14 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

14 Graduates


13 Graduates


13 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

12 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

11 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

10 Graduates

Legal Support Services

10 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

9 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Political Science and Government

9 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

8 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

7 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

7 Graduates


6 Graduates

International Business

5 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

5 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

4 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement,...

3 Graduates

Transportation and Materials Moving...

3 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

3 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

2 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

1 Graduates

Community Organization and Advocacy

1 Graduates

Fire Protection

1 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates

Public Administration

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




58% White

5% Unknown

6% Black

21% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$79,813 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 51% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,420/year.

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Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

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Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)




Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Sports Team (Women)



Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Safety

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.

After Graduation

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

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


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Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


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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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