Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446

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Main telephone 815-838-0500
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Contact person name Vicky Tucker
Contact person title Director of Institutional Research and Planning
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 815.836.5252
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Catholic
Date founded 1932
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Specialized accreditation The College of Nursing and Health Professions’ basic professional program is approved by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the baccalaureate, master's, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Lewis University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), Bachelor of Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation, Master of Social Work Program is in Candidacy for CSWE accreditation, all teacher preparation programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, the College of Education earned accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and accepted by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), Lewis University has voluntarily withdrawn from accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) effective August 31, 2021. We are no longer accepting students into the undergraduate athletic training program. Current students who complete their course of study by August 31, 2021 retain their eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification examination.
Specialized licensure Department of Aviation programs are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Approved Dispatcher Program, Approved Flight School, and Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School,
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Population of city the school is in 39700
Distance from campus to city center 2 miles
Public transportation to campus Romeoville has all the benefits of a large city including accessibility via highway, rail, water and air transportation, with the amenities of a small community.

Romeoville is located only 30 miles from the O'Hare International Airport and just 20 miles from Midway Airport.

Students can take advantage of daily METRA commuter trains for fast and convenient access to and from Chicago. Train stations are available just minutes away in neighboring communities such as Joliet, Lockport, Lemont, Lisle, Naperville, and Romeoville. Express train service is available during morning and evening and Amtrak train services throughout the US are also available just minutes away at the Joliet and Naperville train stations.

Pace Bus has partnered with Lewis to provide convenient access for students, faculty and staff between downtown Chicago and the Lewis main campus. This route will improve Chicago residents’ access to the educational offerings of Lewis, and give Lewis students’ easier access to the resources of the world class city of Chicago. Route No. 754 Lewis University – CTA Blue Line Clinton Station Express originates each weekday morning with a 7:30 a.m. stop at the corner of Jackson and Clinton (Union Station) with a second stop at 7:31 a.m. at the CTA Blue Line Clinton Station. All Lewis students, faculty and staff will ride free of charge by showing your Lewis ID or using your Ventra card. The non-stop drive, authorized to use the shoulder, arrives at the Lewis main campus at 8:25 a.m. The daily return trip will leave from Lewis at 2:41 p.m. and arrive at Jackson and Clinton at 3:47 p.m. and the CTA Blue Line Clinton Station at 3:48 p.m.

In cooperation with the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), bus 834 Joliet-Downers Grove provides 24 hr. service from the Lewis main campus to local communities. The route spans from Joliet’s Union Station to Yorktown Center.
Student parking on campus All students may have cars on campus. Students are charged a $180 annual parking permit fee. The fee for each additional vehicle for the “same student” is $50 annually.
Campus size 410 acres
County Will
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School visit availability We offer several prospective visit options. You can schedule your visit most weekdays throughout the year and Saturdays during the academic year. We have plenty of 1/2-day visit programs during the fall and spring.

Campus Visit Days – A large open house program for prospective students to experience Lewis first-hand and learn more about our majors, campus life, admission process and much more.

Daily Visit – A personal, one-on-one meeting with a Lewis admission counselor (Monday-Friday).

High School Group Visits – Group visit for high school students from one high school with school chaperones - includes a group presentation and a full campus tour.

Saturday Visits – A limited small group visit covering the Freshman admissions process.

Summer Preview Days – Designed for high school students starting their college search.
Contact to set up school visit Office of Admission
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Number of full time, freshmen men 322
Number of full time, freshmen women 316
Total number of full time freshmen 638
Number of part time, freshmen men 1
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 1
Total number of freshmen men 323
Total number of freshmen women 316
Total number of freshmen 639
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,720
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,822
Total number of full time undergraduates 3,542
Number of part time, undergraduate men 414
Number of part time, undergraduate women 318
Total number of part time undergraduates 732
Total number of undergraduate males 2,134
Total number of undergraduate females 2,140
Total number of undergraduate students 4,274
Number of male graduate students 609
Number of female graduate students 1,301
Total number of graduate students 1,910
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 2,743
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 3,441
Total enrollment 6,184
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 5%
Black 5%
Hispanic 22%
White 58%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Other racial-ethnic background information 2% non-resident alien
Percentage of students from out of state 8%
Number of states and territories represented 35
Percentage of students from outside the US 2%
Number of countries represented 39
Percentage of students 25 or older 20%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 32 credits
In-state tuition $34,268
Out-of-state tuition $34,268
Fees $210
Books and supplies $1,500
Room and board (live on campus)* $11,050
Board and transportation (live with parents) $4,095
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
In-district, hourly tuition and fees $968
Out-of-district, hourly tuition and fees $968
Academic program/major Yes
Campus/location Yes
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Other tuition rate variation information Full time undergraduate rate between 12 and 18 semester hours. Per credit hour undergraduate rate less than 12 semester hours or additional beyond 18 credit hours.
Tuition refund policy Lewis University tuition refund policy can be found at:
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Children of alumni Yes
High school students Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Other tuition waiver information Lewis offers tuition waivers for graduate assistants, and partial tuition waivers for Lewis alumni through the "Frequent Flyers" program for alumni seeking additional Lewis degrees/credentials.

Additional information about Employer Tuition Discount partnerships can be found at: https://www.lewisu.edu/admissions/finaid/partnership.htm
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 32 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Janeen Decharinte
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid Services
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 815-836-5263
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) May 1
Letters about aid sent to applicants Continuous
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $31,341
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 91%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,423
Scholarship or grant $22,416
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $28,523
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 91%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,456
Scholarship or grant $18,996
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Percentage of students who received financial aid 93%
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 597
Number of freshmen who received aid 526
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 2,954
Number of undergraduates who received aid 2,649
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 81%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $36,653
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Other loan program information FEDERAL LOANS:
All federal loans are now certified through the U.S.
Department of Education, including any PLUS Loans a student or parent may intend to borrow. In order for the Office of Financial Aid Services to certify your student loan for the academic year, you will need to complete Entrance Counseling as well as a new Master Promissory Note.

The benefit of a Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan is that you are not charged interest on the loan while you are in school at least half-time, as well as during grace periods or deferment periods. These loans are offered to students who display a financial need.

You are not required to demonstrate financial need to receive a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Interest will accumulate on your loan throughout your time in school.

All federal student loans obtained by you or your parent are reported to and tracked on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). NSLDS loan records are accessible to all authorized NSLDS users, including schools, student loan guaranty agencies, lenders, federal agencies, and other authorized users.

Federal Direct Student Loan interest rates are determined each spring for new loans being made for the upcoming award year (defined as July 1 through June 30). Each loan will have a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan. There is an origination fee deducted from your loan before you receive the funds.

This is a non-need based loan program for students who do not qualify for other loan programs. These private college loans allow the student to borrow up to the amount of the student's cost of attending Lewis University.
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Nursing Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Other need-based scholarship information LASALLIAN GRANT PROGRAM:
An institutional grant awarded to students in traditional undergraduate programs.

U.S. Department of Education program that provides grant funds to Lewis students planning to begin a career in teaching.
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Other merit-based scholarship information SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED THROUGH ADMISSIONS:
Scholarships are awarded upon admission and available to full-time undergraduate students based on outstanding high school or college academic records, outstanding talent in theatre, art, music or athletic ability. Scholarships are not available to students who enroll in accelerated, contract, cohort and second bachelor's degree programs.

Lewis University offers Endowed and Annual Scholarships made possible through the support of generous donors who understand the value of a Lewis University education and believe in the future of our students.
Student employment
Work study Yes
Other work study information FEDERAL COLLEGE WORK STUDY:
This program offers on-campus or off-campus community service work programs partially funded by the federal government. Awards are made based on a student's financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Work-study jobs are coordinated through the Office of Financial Aid Services. We currently have over 500 students employed through Work Study.

This on-campus work program is fully funded through the University. Financial need is not a requirement, but job availability is limited. These jobs are also coordinated through the Office of Financial Aid Services.

Lewis University offers both Academic Assistantships (students hired by a specific academic department program they are enrolled in) and Staff Assistantships (current Lewis graduate students employed as staff members of the University). These positions are coordinated through Human Resources or the specific department itself.
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
Other veteran's benefits information Lewis University is proud to be a partner in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which allows qualified Post-9/11 veterans to enroll in more than one hundred approved education programs at Lewis University, tuition free! We have unlimited participants so no need to enter a lottery or feel like you missed the deadline.

* Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30)
* Vocational Rehabilitation - Veterans with Disabilities (Chapter 31)
* Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
* Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
* Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (Chapter 36)
* Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

To begin using your GI Bill benefits at Lewis you will need to submit your Certificate of Eligibility and Benefit Enrollment forms to the Veterans Affairs representative in our Financial Aid Department.
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
Proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Ashley Skidmore
Admissions contact title Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-897-9000
Admissions office website Find more information on this website
Electronic application website www.lewisu.edu/admissions/application.htm
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Applicants 24 or over
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Minimally difficult (about 95% of applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 2,703
Number of male applicants accepted 1,750
Number of male applicants who enrolled 323
Number of female applicants 3,971
Number of female applicants accepted 2,515
Number of female applicants who enrolled 316
Total number of applicants 6,674
Total number of applicants accepted 4,265
Total number of applicants who enrolled 639
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Required high school courses Minimum of 18 total academic units required, 22 preferred. Units recommended include 4 English, 3 Mathematics, 2 Science (1 Lab Science), 2 Foreign Language, 2 Social Studies, 1 History, 8 Academic Electives
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Admission is available fall term, winter term
Application deadline Continuous
Online application available www.lewisu.edu/admissions/application.htm
Application fee $40
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
College transcript Required for all students
High school GPA (minimum) 2.0
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for some students
Letters of recommendation Required for some students
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Important
High school class rank Considered
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Important
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Considered
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Considered
Racial/ethnic group Considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
Admission requirements For regular admission, 2.0 transfer cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale and 12 transferrable credit hours required. Probationary admission requires 1.75 transfer cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale and 12 transferrable credit hours. Biology, Chemistry, Education and Nursing programs require minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA; Air Traffic Control, Allied Health, and Computer Engineering programs require minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; Pre-professional Biology programs require a minimum cumulative and biology course GPA of 3.25.
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Life long learning Yes
Military service Yes
Other Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
Other admission routes There are many forms of experience that lead to college level learning. These include your professional career, training, community and volunteer work, self-directed learning projects, personal life experiences and much more.

At Lewis, up to 30 credits of PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT(PLA) may be awarded and includes:
* PLA portfolio for University Studies (general elective credit) - credit earned by writing a portfolio.
* Proficiency exams (CLEP, AP, DSST) - take standardized tests to earn credit for courses.
* Professional training, certifications, and licenses - earn credit for approved trainings you have completed before you came to Lewis.
* PLA for a Lewis Course - earn credit for a Lewis course through a portfolio or exam.

Students must be at least 24 years of age, have earned 12 credit hours of coursework at Lewis, and be degree-seeking at Lewis in order to be awarded credit for PLA.

A total of 30 undergraduate credits may be awarded for all forms of PLA, including the University Studies portfolio, portfolio for course credit, successful completion of AP, CLEP or DSST tests, departmental challenge examinations, and certificated credits for license holders (i.e. nursing and aviation).

PLA credits earned are posted on a Lewis University transcript on a pass/no credit basis and do not apply to a student's grade point average or consideration for honors at graduation. PLA credits may not duplicate other credit that appears on a student's transcript. Credits earned through PLA are not considered for meeting the 32-hour residency requirement at the University; PLA credits also do not satisfy the transfer credit hour requirement for admission into an accelerated degree program.
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 20%
500 - 599 53%
600 - 699 24%
700 - 800 2%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 552
SAT math
400 - 499 17%
500 - 599 53%
600 - 699 25%
700 - 800 5%
Average SAT math score 561
ACT score
12 - 17 2%
18 - 23 50%
24 - 29 42%
30 - 36 7%
Average ACT score 24
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.54
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 84%
Percentage in top 25% 46%
Percentage in top 10% 18%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 84%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 50%
Between four and five years 14%
Between five and six years 1%
Admission is available fall term, winter term
Admissions contact person #2 Ryan Cockerill
Admissions contact title #2 Director of Undergraduate Admission
Admissions contact e-mail #2 Email
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
School catalog website Find more information on this website
Academic calendar Semesters
Grading system 4 point scale
Number of faculty on campus 642
Student faculty ratio 13:1
Average class size
Lecture 17
Laboratory 15
Required number of credits for an associate degree 75 credit hours
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 128 credit hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Short-term courses Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Other Pharmacy with Chicago College of Pharmacy (Midwestern University); Chiropractic Medicine with Logan College, and Palmer Chiropractic; Engineering with IIT; Podiatry with OH College of Podiatric Medicine; Law with John Marshall Law School
Other 3-2 information 3+2 Medical Laboratory Science M.S.; 3+2 Perfusion Technology M.S. and 3+2 Respiratory Care M.S. programs in conjunction with Rush University College of Health Sciences
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
In these countries Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland
Other off-campus information 2019 Travel Study Programs include:
* Exploring Technology on the Global Stage in Teresina, Barra Grande, and Floriano, Brazil
* Occupational Therapy in Ibarra, Ecuador
* History & Literature in London, England
* Women's Basketball/Global Lasallian Pilgrimage in Paris, Reims, and Normandy, France
* Nursing in Amsterdam and the Hague, Netherlands
* College of Education in Blackfeet Reservation, Montana
* Civil Rights Pilgrimage: Freedom Highway
* Communications in Hollywood, California
* Human Identification in Criminal Investigation in Knoxville, Tennessee
* Social Justice Pilgrimage: U.S. Arizona Border

2018 Travel Study Programs include:
* Environmental Science in San Jose, Costa Rica
* Comparative Justice Systems in London, England
* Nursing in London, England
* History & Literature in London, England
* Education to Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana
* Broadway Experience in New York City, New York
* Social Justice Pilgrimage: U.S. Arizona Border in Nogales
* Communications in Washington, D.C.

2017 Travel Study Programs include:
* College of Business in Beijing, China
* College of Arts & Sciences in San Jose, Costa Rica
* College of Arts & Sciences in London, England
* College of Nursing & Health Professions in Belfast, Ireland
* College of Arts & Sciences in Assisi, Italy
* USA Nogales, Arizona Border Pilgrimage

2016 Travel Study Programs include:
* Social Justice Pilgrimage in Birmingham, Ferguson, Memphis, Montgomery and Selma
* Human Identification in Criminal Investigation in Knoxville, Tennessee
* Arizona Border Pilgrimage in Nogales, Arizona
* Broadway Experience in New York City, New York

2015 Travel Study Programs include:
* Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Little Rock, Memphis, Montgomery, and Selma
* College of Business in Las Vegas, Nevada
* Border Pilgrimage in Nogales, Arizona
* College of Education Civic Engagement in Washington, D.C.
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Other ROTC information, including off-site training ARMY ROTC - The Rolling Thunder Battalion, located at Wheaton College, is a cooperative effort between the Army and Lewis University to provide junior officer leadership in the interest of national security. Coursework can be taken at both Lewis University and Wheaton College.

AIR FORCE ROTC - The Lewis University program is operated in cooperation with the Department of Aerospace Studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Coursework may be taken at both Lewis University and the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Advanced Placement Yes
Challenge for course credit Yes
Challenge Level Examination Program (CLEP) Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Postsecondary enrollment options (high school students can enroll for credit) Yes
Service learning programs Yes
Work experience Yes
Other alternative credit info At Lewis University, PLA has existed for many years and includes proficiency exams, departmental challenge exams, special licensure and credentials in a profession, and the development and submission of a Prior Learning Portfolio. PLA is designed to give adult undergraduate students the opportunity to earn college credit for in-depth learning experiences they have obtained outside the traditional college/university setting.
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Lewis University Library
Other information about libraries Physical collection contains 108,823 books, 13,100 media, and 1,589 serials. Digital/Electronic collection contains 371,707 books, 98 databases, 17,169 media, and 98,418 serials. Lewis participates in the Inter-Library Loan Services.
Conference/Workshop Yes
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
Sports website URL Find more information on this website
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Orchestra Yes
Radio station Yes
Student government Yes
TV station Yes
Other student activities information The Office of Student Activities is committed to providing and supporting co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and events that entertain, challenge, and promote the exchange of ideas.

At Lewis University, our staff helps extend the learning experiences of the classroom through student involvement with campus programming, service learning, special events, volunteer opportunities, campus employment and various leadership opportunities. Co-curricular activities are available to complement our strong academic tradition in order to give students a well-rounded college experience. Both are keys to collegiate success and together, represent and uphold the integrity of our Catholic and Lasallian heritage which is inherent in our University Mission.
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Other information about fraternities and sororities Fraternities and Sororities are an exciting way to get involved in campus life at Lewis. Involvement in a Greek letter organization gives members access to the benefits of a unique type of college experience. Members enjoy ample opportunities to develop social and leadership skills, get involved in philanthropic events, and cooperate with other groups and organizations.
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 120
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Student Governing Board, Student Nurses Association, Latin American Student Organization
Student clubs and associations website Find more information on this website
Other information about clubs and associations Get involved outside the classroom by being a part of over 100 Lewis clubs and organizations! This is your opportunity to enrich your college experience. So, find something you are good at and jump on in! Lewis is eager to see what creativity and energy you'll bring to the campus! Lewis is committed to developing the student mind, body and spirit as you discover the thrills of being part of something bigger than yourself. Here is some information on clubs and organizations that can challenge you to grow and learn outside the classroom. Some are academically driven and some are just for fun. Go ahead and find your own fit... and Get Involved!
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Housing contact person Fred Gandy
Housing contact title Director Residence Life
Housing contact e-mail Email
Housing phone 815.836.5589
Housing office website Find more information on this website
Percentage of students who live on campus 26%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 60%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Sophomore
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
Housing application deadline Continuous
Application deposit $100
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing application deadline July 1
Application deposit $100
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Academic advising Yes
English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Reading and study skills courses Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Tutoring Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Placement testing Yes
Student lounge Yes
Disabilities contact person Angelia Martinez
Disabilities contact title Learning Access Coordinator
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 815.834.6614
Disabilities services website Find more information on this website
Number of students with a disability served in a recent year approximately 3% of undergraduate students
Designated parking Yes
Housing Yes
Interpreters for the deaf Yes
Learning aids Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Tutors Yes
Disabilities services other Approximately 90% of campus is barrier-free. Lewis provides the following course access assistance for students with disabilities: Note-taking assistance and audio-recording, accessible textbooks and course materials, assistive technology resources, unique class permissions, ASL/Sign language interpreting, CART (Communication Access Real Time Translation), Text Interpreting (Typewell or C-Print), Assistive listening device loans, and Closed Captioning on videos and media
Athletes Yes
International students Yes
Minorities Yes
Veterans Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
Other campus security The Lewis University Police Department is dedicated to serving students, faculty and staff with a team of highly trained public safety professionals committed to creating a safe living and learning environment. The Lewis University Police Department is comprised of certified Police Officers, professional civilian Campus Safety Officers and student Campus Safety Assistants.

* Community Education and Crime Prevention
* Emergency Planning and Preparation
* Campus Violence Prevention
* Campus Threat Assessment
* Traffic Safety
* Reporting, Investigating and Resolving of Campus Crime
* Responding to Campus Emergencies and assisting with non-emergency calls for service.

The Police Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.
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Career contact person Mary Myers
Career contact title Executive Director Career Center
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 815.836.5332
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Internships, job search assistance, employment tips/job leads via social media, career newsletters
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Grad admissions contact person Leslie Jacobson
Grad admissions contact title Director, Graduate Admission
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-897-9000
Graduate school website Find more information on this website
Number of full time, male graduate students 165
Number of full time, female graduate students 329
Total number of full time graduate students 494
Number of part time, male graduate students 444
Number of part time, female graduate students 972
Total number of part time graduate students 1,416
Total number of male graduate students 609
Total number of female graduate students 1,301
Total number of graduate students 1,910
Number of undergraduate men 2,134
Number of undergraduate women 2,140
Total number of undergraduate students 4,274
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 2,743
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 3,441
Total enrollment 6,184
Tuition year 2019-2020
Full time costs are based on x units per year 24 credits, 3 semesters, 8 courses
In-state tuition* $19,200
Out-of-state tuition* $19,200
Fees $75 technology fee per semester
Books and supplies varies by academic program
* Tuition may vary by program
Admission requirements Graduate admission requirements vary by academic program. Our Graduate Program Application Checklist is located at: https://www.lewisu.edu/admissions/graduate/pdf/Graduate-Checklist.pdf
Application deadline Continuous
Application fee $40
Graduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 24 credits, 3 semesters, 8 courses per year.)
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