Lewis at a Glance
A Dynamic Learning Environment
Located 35 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning, values and preparation for professional work come together with a synergy that gives the university its educational identity and focus. Lewis is one of 60 universities worldwide, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order.
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A safe and welcoming campus
The Lewis main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, is a picturesque 410-acre setting which houses more than 1,200 students in 12 residence halls, all within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the library, the JFK Recreation and Fitness Center, the Brother James Gaffney, FSC, Student Center, Sancta Alberta Chapel and the Lewis University Airport.
The Right Size
With 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students, Lewis University is the 7th largest private, not-for-profit university in Illinois. Lewis welcomes students of all cultures and religious faiths with a 40% percent minority population.
Founded in 1932, Lewis is a dynamic, coeducational university offering more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 37 graduate programs, and two doctoral programs. See if we have what you’re looking for.
Enriched by a diverse population, Lewis offers an inviting community. With more than 100 clubs and organizations, and 23 intercollegiate NCAA Division II athletic teams, Lewis has something of interest for everyone. Activities include the theatre and performing arts, intramural sports, club sports and athletics, a nationally recognized scholars program, and peer ministry and volunteerism.
Lewis was named a Top 5 Best Private College Value. Through scholarships, grants, loans and student work programs, we’ll work with you to determine the best way to finance your education. 98 percent of Lewis students receive some sort of financial aid. Last year, more than 40 million dollars of institutional dollars were awarded based on need, financial merit, or academic achievement.
Lewis University, guided by its Catholic and Lasallian heritage, provides a diverse student population programs for liberal and professional education, grounded in the interaction of knowledge and fidelity in the search for truth. Lewis promotes the development of the complete person through the pursuit of wisdom and justice. Fundamental to its Mission is a spirit of association which fosters community in all teaching, learning, and service.