National Organizations Recognize Lewis University

Lewis University has achieved a Top 20 overall ranking in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report, along with additional rankings listed below.

  • Regional Universities Midwest #19
  • Best Colleges for Veterans – Regional Universities Midwest #9
  • Undergraduate Teaching – Regional Universities Midwest #20
  • Social Mobility – Regional Universities Midwest #19
  • Best Value – Regional Universities Midwest #28
  • A+ Schools for B Students

We are excited to highlight some of our academic programs received national recognition as well from U.S. News & World Report:

  • Undergraduate Computer Science Programs
  • Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Visit for more information on the rankings. 

Additional Recognitions :
The Princeton Review includes Lewis University among its 158 “Best Midwestern” section of the website resource, 2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Selections are based on six categories – academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and green.

Washington Monthly ranked Lewis University as the second-highest private university in Illinois. The publication analyzes four-year liberal arts institutions based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories – social mobility, research, and promoting public service.

Forbes’ Top Colleges List included Lewis University as being in the top 15 percent of all degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S. The annual review of undergraduate institutions that deliver the top academics, best experiences, career success and lowest debt looks at a school’s overall value for a family.

Lewis continues to be future-focused and offer innovative academic programs that produce graduates who adapt and thrive with the ever-changing demands of work and career while also contributing to a better world for all.

About Ashley Skidmore

Ashley Skidmore is Vice President of Enrollment Management at Lewis University.

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