Lewis University

762 reviews
  1. Romeoville, IL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Lewis University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Website

Lewis University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
990-1140
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,768/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,046/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,337/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,130/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,801/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,073/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,816Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Hard worker
    62%
  • Typical students everyone is there for an educatio
    38%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Helpfull to everyone
    46%
  • Supportive
    18%
  • Enjoyable
    14%
  • Second home
    11%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Personal
    4%

After Lewis University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Reviews

762 reviews
  • Excellent
    88
  • Very Good
    267
  • Average
    308
  • Poor
    65
  • Terrible
    34
Lewis food is great! We have four options on campus. The courtyard, the cafe, the den, and the convenience store. The convenience store (aka c-store) is perfect for snacks, cereal, ice cream, toothbrushes, deodorant, or tons of things you may need. Its great to have on campus. The den is a burger, chicken, pizza kinda place. Very nice to have when its one of those days. Also, fantastic NR Gize smoothies. They are AMAZING. Next is the cafe, usual dining hall. It has a sub connection (just like subway), and lunch and dinner can be a hit or miss. Pretty good variety. Can I say best BREAKFAST EVER! It is so good. Sooooo many options and omelets are delicious. Last, the Courtyard is by far my favorite. It has soup, salads, and sandwiches. Reminds me of Panera. Many options that are fabulously delicious. Once I graduate, I am going to miss this place dearly.
  • College Sophomore
  • Feb 5 2013
In Computer Science, there are a few professors of lower quality, and a few top-notch professors that really go above and beyond.

New renovations at Lewis for the computer labs are very nice and the Computer Science program has a lot of diversity to it. (i.e. Mobile development classes, computer security, database, networking, and of course core programming classes)

All classes are very personable and you get a great experience. Additionally, many internship/job opportunities are available with local tech companies!
  • College Senior
  • June 12 2013
I really like the food here at Lewis. There are three different dining options including the den which is more of fried foods and there is also a smoothie bar inside. There is a place called Charlie's which is like home cooked meals and they have different options each day. Last there is the courtyard which is the sandwich and salad place. The time range that these places are open is awesome! The den is open all the way until midnight and if it is later than midnight and you want a snack the campus has a convenience store that the students call the C-store that sells candy, microwaveable things, and drinks. At the end of the semester if you have a large amount of money left on your meal card you may buy things in bulk.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 4 2013