Lewis Quick Facts

University Information

Lewis University
Office of Admission
Unit 297
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200

Phone: (800) 897-9000 or
(815) 836-5250

Fax: (815) 836-5002


ACT Code: 1058
CEEB Code for SAT: 1404
Total undergraduates: 4,652

Located 30 minutes 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. Founded in 1932, Lewis is a dynamic, coeducational university offering nearly 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 35 graduate programs, and certificates of advanced study. Lewis is one of many schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order, with more than 320 years of teaching experience in the Lasallian tradition.

Fall 2015 Freshman Class

Applicants: 5,728
Accepts: 3,542
Enrolled: 702
Minorities: 41.0%
Female: 52.1%
Male: 47.9%
Illinois residents: 91.5%
Out of state: 7.8%
Average high school GPA: 3.36 (4.0 scale)
Average ACT Composite score: 23

Nearly 200 high schools are represented by our freshman class.

Freshman Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA Federal School Code: 001707
File FAFSA prior to March 1
Scholarship range: $5,000 to full tuition
99% of freshmen receive aid
($55 million disbursed annually)
Average freshman financial aid award: $16,295


  • 13 residence halls

  • Residing on campus:
    50% of first-year students;
    31% of full-time undergraduate population

  • Free use of laundry machines in residence halls

  • Priority consideration is given to students who submit a tuition and housing deposit by May 1.



  • 10 men’s and 10 women’s sports
    (NCAA Division II)

  • League affiliation: Great Lakes Valley
    Conference (GLVC); Midwestern
    Intercollegiate Volleyball Association


Parking fee is $85 per semester
Freshmen may bring cars to campus


225 full-time faculty (13:1 student to faculty ratio)

Visiting Lewis

Directions, campus map, and visit information can be found at www.lewisu.edu/admission/visits

Academic Programs

See list.