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Lewis University Data & Information Overview

360 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
71% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Lewis University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Lewis University Ranked?

#587 Best Colleges in Nation
#26 Best Colleges in IL
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Lewis University was awarded 360 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is aviation/airway management & operations.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Lewis is ranked #587 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 85 colleges in Illinois, Lewis is ranked at #26.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Lewis?

71% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Lewis University has an acceptance rate of 71%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 21% 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 520 and 610. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lewis University  ( 520 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Lewis University  ( 530 to 630 )
Lewis received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Lewis University  ( 20 to 26 )

Learn more about Lewis University admissions.

Lewis University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
42% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Lewis University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lewis University is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lewis University

75% Freshmen Retention
51% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% 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  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Lewis the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 51%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

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

Lewis University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,484 Full-Time Undergraduates
37.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
51.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,306 undergraduates at Lewis with 3,484 being full-time and 822 being part-time.

How Much Does Lewis University Cost?

$19,074 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
$33,436 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Lewis is $19,074. 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 +

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 55% of students took out student loans averaging $8,359 a year. That adds up to $33,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lewis is 2.0%. 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?

$55,906 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Lewis make around $55,906 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Lewis graduates since it is 32% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Lewis University make the most money.

Location of Lewis University

Illinois State
3,484 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Romeoville, Illinois, Lewis University is a private not-for-profit institution. Romeoville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Lewis are given below.

Contact Details
Address:One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446-2200

Lewis University Majors

61 Majors With Completions
1,159 Undergraduate Degrees
716 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Lewis University. Of these students, 1,159 received undergraduate degrees and 716 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Computer Science117$52,836
Business Administration & Management104$44,195
Criminal Justice & Corrections97$33,463
Air Transportation97$47,241
General Psychology78$31,283
Teacher Education Grade Specific54$36,935
Educational Administration54NA
General Biology44$23,829
Special Education32$40,568

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

Online Learning at Lewis

77% Take At Least One Class Online
29% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 4,731 students took at least one online class at Lewis University. This is a decrease from the 5,720 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

Learn more about online learning at Lewis University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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