Lewis University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Fitzpatrick House at Lewis University
Fitzpatrick House at Lewis University. Teemu008 / Flickr

Lewis University Acceptance Rate:

Lewis University is a generally open school; only about one-third of applicants were not admitted in 2016. Interested students will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Lewis University Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Lewis University Description:

Lewis University is a private, Roman Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition. Its main campus, a picturesque 376-acre facility, is located in Romeoville, Illinois, just 30 minutes southwest of the bustling metropolis of Chicago. The university also has five regional campuses in Chicago, Oak Brook, Tinley Park, Hickory Hills and Shorewood as well as a recently launched satellite campus located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lewis has a student faculty ratio of 13 to 1, ensuring individual attention is given to each student. As one of the state’s larger four-year private institutions, the university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors, 25 master’s programs and a doctorate in educational leadership. Some of Lewis’s more popular areas of study include business administration, criminal justice and aviation. Lewis has rich and diverse student life opportunities with more than 100 clubs and organizations for students to join. The Lewis University Flyers field 18 men’s and women’s teams in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Popular sports include volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,544 (4,553 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,050
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,320
  • Other Expenses: $2,230
  • Total Cost: $44,100

Lewis University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,256
    • Loans: $7,749

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Aviation, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Volleyball, Swimming, Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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