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Get the facts about Lewis University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Lewis University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Lewis University was awarded 24 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Lewis landed the #427 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Lewis held the #479 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Lewis is also ranked #17 out of 63 schools in Illinois.

See all of the rankings for Lewis University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Lewis?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lewis University is a competitive 54%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to Lewis submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lewis University  ( 470 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Lewis University  ( 470 to 630 )
Lewis received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Lewis University  ( 21 to 26 )

Learn more about Lewis University admissions.

Lewis University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Lewis University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lewis University is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lewis University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Lewis University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Lewis for first-time, full-time students is 45%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lewis University.

Good Overall Diversity at Lewis

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,506 undergraduates at Lewis with 3,687 being full-time and 819 being part-time.

Lewis Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Lewis is 67.95 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  67.95 out of 100
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How Much Does Lewis University Cost?

The overall average net price of Lewis is $19,793. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lewis

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,443 $15,728 $17,461 $22,403 $23,710

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lewis, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lewis, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $7,666 a year. That adds up to $30,664 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lewis is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lewis Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Lewis make around $48,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Lewis graduates since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Lewis University make the most money.

Location of Lewis University

Located in Romeoville, Illinois, Lewis University is a private not-for-profit institution. Romeoville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Lewis University

Contact details for Lewis are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
Phone: 815-838-0500

Lewis University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 55 majors graduated from Lewis University. Of these students, 1,310 received undergraduate degrees and 621 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 163 $65,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 156 $35,500
Business Administration & Management 107 $43,700
Air Transportation 90 $38,400
Computer Science 88 NA
General Psychology 88 $33,300
General Biology 61 NA
Accounting 47 NA
Special Education 40 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 39 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Lewis University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Lewis

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,623 students took at least one online class at Lewis University. This is an increase from the 2,473 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,623 964
2016-2017 2,473 894
2015-2016 2,314 822
2014-2015 2,055 676
2013-2014 1,886 568

Learn more about online learning at Lewis University.

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