National Organizations Recognize Lewis University

National Organizations Recognize Lewis University

Published: September 13, 2021.

The annual nationwide rankings of colleges and universities have been released and U.S News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and Forbes rank Lewis University as one of the best universities in the Midwest.

U.S. News & World Report included Lewis University on several of its rankings.

  • 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

Lewis University academic programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report include:

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

“The Top 20 overall ranking in the Midwest as well as the multiple other lists including Lewis University, reflects our leadership as a Catholic university in our region. Our future-focused and innovative academic programs produce graduates who adapt and thrive with the ever-changing demands of work and career while also contributing to a better world for all,” said Dr. David Livingston, Lewis University President.

The Princeton Review also 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.

"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.

Washington Monthly ranked Lewis University as the second-best 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 University made Forbes’ lists for Top Colleges 2021, In Private Colleges and In the Midwest.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,200 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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