Lewis University

1 University Pkwy, Romeoville, United States
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Overview of Lewis University

About this school

Lewis, founded in 1932, is a church-affiliated university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing. Its 350-acre campus is located in Romeoville, 30 miles southwest of Chicago.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,506
    • Men:2,133 (47.3%)
    • Women:2,373 (52.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lewis University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
4
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
8
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One University Parkway
City, State, Zip
Romeoville, IL  60446
Phone
(815) 836-5250
Fax
(815) 838-9456
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 5,447 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 3,309 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 2,138 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
787 (27%) of 2,932 admitted students enrolled
Women
391 (22%) of 1,768 admitted students enrolled
Men
396 (34%) of 1,164 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.48
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
548 average |470-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
546 average |470-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
37%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,450 (69.39988878908422%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,578 (22.622866675221353%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (3.2080071859360966%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,230 (4.76923734975833%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lewis University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 31 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001707
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
564 (92.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
490 (86.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
490 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
123 (25.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$28,160
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 489 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,706
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 424 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,543
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 87 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
106 (17.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,406

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,134 (85.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,805 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,800 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
556 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$25,119
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,674 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,882
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,530 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,054
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 320 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
605 (16.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,661

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,006
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


223

Part-Time Faculty


452

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


27%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 65% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
800,924

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
350
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lewis University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (78)


  • Accounting
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • General Studies
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Resources Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician
  • Radio and Television
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (41)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aviation
  • Aviation Management
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Project Management
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


39,650

Nearest Metropolitan Area


410 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Joliet
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Joliet

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, bowling, football, sand volleyball, softball, table tennis, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lewis University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student governing board, student nurses association, latin american student organization, theta kappa pi sorority, delta sigma pi (business fraternity)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,687

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,506
Women
2,373
Men
2,133

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.4% Asian
  • 5.3% Black/African-American
  • 20.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.0% White
  • 8.0% Unknown

International Students


1.5% from 26 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,000

Student Resources

Study resources