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Lewis University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Lewis University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

2022 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 365 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other transportation and materials moving.

Overall Quality

Lewis landed the #559 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 102 colleges in Illinois, Lewis is ranked at #17.

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 66%, 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 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 Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Lewis University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Lewis University Faculty

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 14 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 43%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lewis University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Lewis University has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for 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 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

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

Lewis University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Lewis is $18,664. 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 +
$12,821 $13,377 $16,489 $21,123 $24,090

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 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.

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How Much Money Do Lewis Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Lewis with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,800 in their early years. This is good news for future Lewis graduates since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 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
Phone: 815-838-0500

Lewis University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Lewis University. Of these students, 1,134 received undergraduate degrees and 722 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 121 $66,756
Criminal Justice & Corrections 109 $43,240
Air Transportation 105 $46,478
Computer Science 98 NA
Business Administration & Management 90 $48,041
General Psychology 74 $36,852
General Biology 48 NA
Special Education 47 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 41 NA
Marketing 35 $42,682

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 2019-2020, 5,720 students took at least one online class at Lewis University. This is an increase from the 2,706 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,720 2,268
2018-2019 2,706 933
2017-2018 2,623 964
2016-2017 2,473 894
2015-2016 2,314 822

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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