Located 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional life give the university its educational identity and mission focus.
Lewis provides more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 35 graduate programs,
programs for working adults through the Colleges
of Aviation, Science and Technology, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications, and Nursing
and Health Sciences. Premier programs include aviation, criminal/social
justice, education, nursing,
and business. Lewis is one of many schools
by the De
La Salle Christian Brothers with over 320 years of teaching experience
Founded in 1932 under
the direction of the Chicago Archdiocese and Bishop Bernard J. Sheil,
Lewis began as the Holy Name Technical
School for boys. Aviation technology was the special emphasis of
the origin of today’s highly regarded Department of Aviation. In
1952 the school was renamed the Lewis College of Science and Technology.
In 1960, the De La Salle Christian Brothers - named after Saint
John Baptist de La Salle, their founder and Patron Saint of Educators – assumed
direction of the institution. Today, with growing enrollment, outstanding
programs, experienced faculty and motivated students, Lewis University
is recognized as one of the finest, mid-sized, comprehensive Catholic
universities in the country. See a more detailed History.
Private, co-educational, founded in 1932.
Catholic and Lasallian. One of more than 60 universities
worldwide sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
Main campus situated
on 410 beautiful acres in Romeoville, Illinois just 35 miles southwest
of downtown Chicago.
Additional sites are located in Romeoville,
Brook and Albuquerque (New Mexico).
6,513 undergraduate and graduate students. Eighth largest private, not-for-profit in Illinois.
Student / faculty ratio is 14:1
Colleges and Schools
- Associate of Science
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Bachelor of Elected Studies (B.E.S.)
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
- Master of Education (M.Ed.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
- Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.)
- Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
More than 80 undergraduate majors and areas of study and 35
Professional and career
preparation in a liberal arts tradition
Member of the NCAA
Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 20 sports for
men and women.
- Basketball –M/W
- Baseball -M
- Cross-Country –M/W
- Golf – M/W
- Soccer – M/W
- Softball - W
- Swimming – M/W
- Tennis – M/W
- Indoor Track and Field - M/W
- Outdoor Track and Field - M/W
- Volleyball - M/W
More than 100 active
halls housing 1,300 students.
- Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Colleges of Distinction, College Access & Opportunity and GI Jobs
- Largest bachelor’s degree program in Nursing in Illinois among private, not-for-profit universities
- Nationally ranked Flight Team
- Nationally ranked Mock Trial Team
- Award winning student newspaper The Flyer
- First all digital college radio station in the country
- Second largest undergraduate program in Criminal/
Social Justice among private universities in Illinois
- The only University aviation program in Illinois
with an airport on campus
- The only university in Illinois to be selected by the FAA to offer the Air Traffic Control program, and one of 35 nationally
- Located in Will County
- Largest graduate program in School Counseling
- Nursing and Aviation students
recently achieved 100% pass rate on certification