Lewis Quick Facts

University Information

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

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


ACT Code: 1058
CEEB Code for SAT: 1404
Total undergraduates: 3,948

Located 35 miles southwest of downtown 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 2023 Freshman Class

Applicants: 5,291
Accepts: 3,848
Enrolled: 620
Minorities: 45.5%
Female: 46.1%
Male: 53.9%
Illinois residents: 81.1%
Out of state: 13.5%
International: 5.3%
Average high school GPA: 3.58 (4.0 scale)
Average ACT Composite score: 24.3
Average SAT score: 1112

240 high schools are represented by our freshman class. This includes both Illinois and out-of-state high schools.

Freshman Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA Federal School Code: 001707
File your FAFSA at fafsa.gov beginning Oct 1
Scholarship range: $5,000 to full tuition
98% of freshmen receive aid
Average freshman financial aid award: $18,633


  • 11 residence halls

  • Residing on campus:
    47% of first-year students;
    24% of full-time undergraduate population

  • Free use of laundry machines in residence halls



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

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


Freshmen may bring cars to campus


250 full-time faculty
14:1 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.

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