Lewis University

Lewis University

Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian University located in Romeoville, Illinois. It was established in 1932 as the Holy Name Technical School by the Chicago Archdiocese and Bishop Bernard J. Sheil. The university is named after philanthropist Frank J. Lewis. It enrolls more than 5,000 students every year. Lewis offers over 70 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 20 graduate programs and accelerated programs for working adults. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • School for Professional and Continuing Education

Lewis University is an NCAA Division II school and a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The sports teams of Lewis University are nicknamed the Flyers.

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Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville , IL 60446-2200
General Phone: (815) 838-0500

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Lewis Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management320business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, ...
Education and Teaching287education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, secondary school administration, superintendency and administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine181registered nursing, nursing administration
Security and Law Enforcement177criminal justice and safety, forensic science, security and loss prevention, corrections and criminal justice, fire services administration, security and protective services
Therapy and Counseling81psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts57American studies, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Transportation54aviation tech, aviation operations
Family and Social Work42community organization, public administration, social work
Media33communication studies, mass communication, journalism, radio and television, digital communications, public relations, communications tech courses
Science30biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, physical science courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering17information science, computer science, computer security
Medical Administration14health care administration
Photography and Commercial Art9commercial art, drawing
Music8music, music management
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, general philosophy, religion
Medical Support and Technology2nuclear medical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiation protection, health diagnostic professions
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Design1design and visual communication
Art Studies1art studies
Mechanics and Repair1aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance
Fine Arts0painting

Number of programs and degrees for Lewis in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree85670
Master's degree46820
Post-master's certificate273
Doctor's degree01
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01
Associate's degree11

Lewis Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lewis had a total enrollment of 5,347 students (4,523 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 13%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 20%
22-24 15%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Lewis Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %

Lewis Room and Board (2007)

Lewis offers campus housing for 1,223 of its 4,523 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Romeoville, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lewis Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math430620
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lewis Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,990
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,990
Room and board $ 8,000
Room charge $ 5,250
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,150
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,165

Financial Aid:
Lewis participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 170700)

Lewis Faculty

Lewis has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1724
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2242

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year35$87,78121$85,713
Associate professoracademic year15$72,77820$69,761
Assistant professoracademic year31$60,31742$57,597
Instructoracademic year5$50,24014$50,602
All faculty totalacademic year86$73,08297$65,183

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lewis Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Track Great Lakes Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5160111

Lewis Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Lewis Apart:

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Top 6%Lewis Number of degree programs
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 11%Lewis % of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 14%Lewis Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%Lewis Salaries of full-time faculty
% students 40 years or older
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Top 19%Lewis % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 20%Lewis % of degrees in business and management
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Top 20%Lewis Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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