Princeton Review Names Lewis University as Best of Midwest

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Princeton Review Names Lewis University on Best of Midwest List

Published: August 24, 2020.

Lewis University again has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. Lewis University is included among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in the "2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website. 

"We chose Lewis University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisers whose opinions the company solicits.

In its website profile on Lewis University, The Princeton Review shares students’ descriptions of the university. Student comments included: “Lewis University provides small class sizes,” “smart and approachable professors,” and especially “strong programs in aviation, nursing, and criminal justice.” Professors are big on “discussions more often than lectures,” and generally “make lessons fun and interesting.” One student praises courses within the Psychology department for having “designed their courses to mimic graduate school courses, and strongly emphasize research … and clinical counseling skills.” Students say their “overall academic experience is a great one” and praise Lewis for “constantly providing more opportunities for research or internships” and for “additional student services,” such as career services, which provides assistance in the way of “resume reviews, mock interviews” and “help applying to graduate school.” These services are made available to students “even after they’ve graduated from Lewis.”

The Princeton Review scores the schools on its "Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists in six categories – academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and green.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,300 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit for further information.

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