Lewis University
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,544
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,444 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

59%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Lewis University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,199 applications and 3,669 students were granted admission. Lewis University is at the #57 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 96% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT980 to 1210
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
$40
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Lewis University's tuition was $29,950 for all students regardless of residency (11.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$20,232
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$29,950
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$29,950
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Lewis University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 36% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,417 (which is 0.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Lewis University in 2016-2017, was 518, which is 74% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,698 (which is 3.3% below the national average.)

$4,417
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,698
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Lewis University has enrolled a total of 6,544 students (4,193 students full-time and 2,351 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,544 students, 640 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 4,553 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,991 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 822 students for distance studies.

6,544
Total Enrollment
640
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 58%

Hispanic: 16%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%

Black/African American: 8%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Lewis University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 19% 49 1
Education 14% 35
Psychology 9% 24
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 17 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 14 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 10 0
Transportation And Materials Moving 3% 9 0
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 6
Philosophy And Religious Studies 2% 4
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

62%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Lewis University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
38%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$36,900
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Lewis University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,900. Last year, out of the total 1,399 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,315 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,279 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,164 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,900 $47,300
Employment Rate 94% 91%
Total Graduates 1,399 1,279

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