Lewis at a Glance

Outstanding Academic Choices

Located in the southwest suburbs of 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 more than 90 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 37 graduate programs, and two doctoral programs. Lewis is one of many schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order.

Experienced Faculty

Lewis has 250 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.


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A safe and welcoming campus

The Lewis main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, is a picturesque 410-acre setting which houses more than 1,200 students in 12 residence halls, all within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the library, the JFK Recreation and Fitness Center, the Student Union, the Brother James Gaffney, FSC, Student Center, Sancta Alberta Chapel and the Lewis University Airport. Students can also study in Oak Brook, and Tinley Park, which are easily accessible to corporate offices in the suburbs, making it easy for students to complete professional internships. In 2009, a site was opened in Albuquerque to continue the Lasallian tradition of education in the Southwest. Lewis offers several degree programs in an online format to allow students an option to learn when and where they wish.


Lewis has 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Many are from the Chicago region, with international students representing more than 50 countries. Lewis welcomes students of all cultures and religious faiths with a 34 percent minority population.

Student Life

Enriched by a diverse population, Lewis offers an inviting community. With more than 100 clubs and organizations, and 23 intercollegiate NCAA Division II athletic teams, Lewis has something of interest for everyone. Activities include the theatre and performing arts, intramural sports, club sports and athletics, a nationally recognized scholars program, and peer ministry and volunteerism.

Financial Aid
98 percent of Lewis students receive some sort of financial aid. Last year, more than 40 million dollars of institutional dollars were awarded based on need, financial merit, or academic achievement.

Mission Statement

Lewis University, guided by its Catholic and Lasallian heritage, provides a diverse student population programs for liberal 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.

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