About Lewis University
Outstanding Academic Choices
Located 35 miles outside 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 80 undergraduate majors and programs
of study, 25 graduate
programs, and certificates of advanced study. Lewis is one of many
schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international
Catholic teaching order, with more than 320 years of teaching experience
in the Lasallian
tradition. Lewis University has been named as one of America's best
colleges by U.S.News & World Report, consistently ranking in the top tier
of best Midwest master's-level universities.
Lewis has 200 full-time faculty members who take their
students personal and professional success to heart. The majority
hold terminal degrees
in their fields. Many are experienced practitioners. The student/faculty
ratio is 13:1.
A Welcoming Campus
The Lewis main campus in Romeoville,
Illinois, is a picturesque 410-acre setting which houses more than
1,300 students in 12 residence
all within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the
library, the JFK
Recreation and Fitness Center, the Student Union, and the Sancta Alberta
Chapel. The Lewis location in Oak
Brook provides a convenient access for working adults.
Additionally, classes are offered at numerous sites throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Adult undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in Albuquerque, N.M.
Lewis has 6,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Many are from the Chicago
region, with international
more than 25 countries. Lewis welcomes students
of all cultures and religious faiths with a 30 percent minority
population. More than 40 percent of the total undergraduate
are adult students
who balance work, family responsibilities and service to
their communities, while attending classes.
Lewis University is accredited by, and a member of, the Higher Learning Commission.
Lewis University, guided by its Catholic
and Lasallian heritage, provides a diverse student population programs
and professional education,
grounded in the interaction of knowledge and fidelity
in the search for truth. Lewis promotes the development
of the complete person
through the pursuit of
wisdom and justice. Fundamental to its Mission is
a spirit of association which fosters community in all teaching,
learning, and service.