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.

Website: www.lewisu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,506
Undergraduate
Students
(52.7%) 2,373 Women
(47.3%) 2,133 Men
2,000
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 5,447 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
June 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.48
SAT Math
470-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
546 average
470-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,758
Tuition and Fees
$32,450
Room and Board
$10,578
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$30,715
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,284
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
223
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
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Campus Life

Romeoville Population
39,650
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 3 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives 8  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One University Parkway
City, State, Zip
Romeoville, IL 60446
Phone
(815) 836-5250
Fax
(815) 838-9456
E-mail
admissions@lewisu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
June 1
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
December 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.48
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
546 average
470-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
37%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 77%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,758
Tuition and Fees
$32,450
Room and Board
$10,578
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$2,230
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 31
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001707
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
600 (92.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
515 (86.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
515 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
110 (25.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$30,715
Need-Based Gift
Received by 515 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,339
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 437 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,593
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 88 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
126 (17.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,113

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,032 (85.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,686 (88.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,683 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
557 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$27,329
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,601 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,636
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,422 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,040
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 367 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
641 (16.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,692

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,284
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • 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/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • 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
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • General Studies
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Resources Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • 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
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
800,924
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Criminal Justice and Criminology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Romeoville Population
39,650
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
410 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
Emergency notification system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, ice hockey, water polo

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,506
Women
2,373 (52.7%)
Men
2,133 (47.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,687
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
All Graduate Students
2,000

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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