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Located in Romeoville, Illinois, Lewis University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Romeoville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

$34,808 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
66% Acceptance Rate

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Lewis University Rankings

We have ranked Lewis as #228 out of 1,672 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #6 out of 66 schools in Illinois.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lewis.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Best Value Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Lewis University?


Contact details for Lewis are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into Lewis?

You can apply to Lewis online at:

Admission Requirements for Lewis

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lewis?

66% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
Lewis has an acceptance rate of 66%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% 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 500 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lewis University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Lewis University  ( 510 to 610 )
Lewis received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Lewis University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Lewis University  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Lewis University  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford Lewis University?

$34,808 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lewis is $34,808. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 61% of students took out student loans averaging $7,897 a year. That adds up to $31,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lewis is 3.6%. 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.

Lewis University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,484 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,306 undergraduate students at Lewis, with 3,484 being full-time and 822 being part-time.


There are also 2,131 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,484 full-time undergraduates at Lewis, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lewis University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 199
Black or African American 208
Hispanic or Latino 792
White 2,075
International Students 78
Other Races/Ethnicities 132

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Lewis University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 53 countries are represented at Lewis. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and China.

Online Learning at Lewis University

2,268 Took All Classes Online
5,720 Took At Least One Class Online
39.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Lewis. In 2019-2020, 5,720 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lewis has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Lewis

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lewis University was 39.1%. This is the #492 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lewis regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lewis ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lewis.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing #4
Critical Care Nursing #4
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing #9
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #39
Nursing Administration #53
Nursing Practice #61
Nursing #256

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lewis University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0
Critical Care Nursing 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Nursing Administration 0
Nursing Practice 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0
Registered Nursing 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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