Lewis Jumps to Top 15 in Midwest US News Rankings

US News Rankings Catapult Lewis University to Top 15 in Midwest

Published: September 18, 2023.



U.S. News & World Report dramatically increased its ranking of Lewis University, recognizing the Romeoville-based institution's continual improvement and progression. In just one year, Lewis University jumped up 9 spots with an overall rank of 13 in the Best Regional Universities (Midwest) category. 

The U.S. News ranking of Lewis University has continuously improved from No. 52 in 2004, No. 34 in 2014, and No. 13 in 2024.  

“The remarkable growth in our reputation in the last two decades recognizes our progressive and responsive approach to meeting students where they are,” Dr. David Livingston, president of the Lewis University, commented.  

The most notable change in ranking factors for Lewis University in this year’s rankings was its Peer Assessment Score, which indicates how a school is regarded by top administrators at other institutions. The historic high score for Lewis University was calculated from the weighted, two-year rolling average of ratings on academic quality it received by presidents, provosts and deans of admissions at institutions in a peer assessment survey. 

“Our historically high peer assessment score stands as a resounding affirmation of the trust and respect we have earned from our academic peers. It reflects the recognition of the dedication and expertise of our faculty and staff, the passion and commitment of our students, and the transformative impact of our programs,” Livingston added. 

Lewis University was once again recognized in the following categories.  

  • Best Value Schools  

  • A+ Schools for B Students  

  • Top Performers on Social Mobility - Regional Universities (Midwest)  

  • Best Colleges for Veterans - Regional Universities (Midwest)  

Again, the following undergraduate academic programs were among the best in the country.  

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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