Outstanding Value


Lewis University offers one of the best values in higher education in the Midwest. Our low tuition makes us one of the most affordable private colleges in the Chicago region and the state of Illinois. As part of our commitment to our Lasallian heritage, we provide access to a diverse student population. The majority of our incoming freshmen students receive financial assistance from the University.


If you are not sure how you can afford a private education, this Web page is designed with you in mind. We have provided snapshots of students across campus who have financed their education in multiple ways.


Cited by U.S. News and World Report as “Top Tier” and The Princeton Review as “A Midwest Best”, Lewis University is one of five universities in the United States sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.


In our annual Tuition Survey, we found Lewis University to be the most affordable Catholic university in the Chicago metropolitan area. In addition, over 85% of our students receive financial assistance to attend.


  • Instruction is done by qualified faculty, not teaching assistants. 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio.
  • 90% of classes have fewer than 30 students. Average class size is 26.
  • Over 80 academic programs to choose from.
  • Comprehensive opportunities of a large university with the convenience and accessibility of a small college.
  • Career and professional preparation that ensures a bright future.