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Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian University located in Romeoville, Illinois. It was established in 1932 as the Holy Name Technical School by the Chicago Archdiocese and Bishop Bernard J. Sheil. The university is named after philanthropist Frank J. Lewis. It enrolls more than 5, 000 students every year. Lewis offers over 70 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 20 graduate programs and accelerated programs for working adults. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • School for Professional and Continuing Education
Lewis University is an NCAA Division II school and a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The sports teams of Lewis University are nicknamed the Flyers.

Profile of Lewis University

Students attend Lewis in Romeoville, IL, a large suburb. The school is proud of its Roman Catholic status. Lewis is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Lewis has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in security and law enforcement.

Lewis Selectivity

Lewis is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 580.


Lewis has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 5, 347 students at Lewis .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Lewis offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Lewis Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management324business management, organizational behavior, marketing, finance, accounting, management science, human resources, MIS, . . .
Education and Teaching292special ed, elementary school teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, reading teaching, secondary school administration, secondary teaching, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement183criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice, forensic science, security and loss prevention, security and protective services, fire services administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine181registered nursing, nursing administration
Therapy and Counselling70psychology, Counselling psychology
Liberal Arts51English, political science, history, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, American studies, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies
Transportation48aviation operations, aviation tech
Family and Social Work35social work, community organization, public administration
Science26biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, physical science courses
Computer Science and Engineering23computer science, computer security, information science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Photography and Commercial Art13commercial art, drawing
Media13public relations, journalism, radio and television, mass communication, digital communications, communications tech courses, communication studies
Medical administration12health care administration
Mechanics and Repair7aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Religion and Philosophy5religion, philosophy, general philosophy
Art Studies3art studies
Music3music management, music
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Medical Support and Technology1nuclear medical tech, radiation protection, sonography and ultrasound tech, health diagnostic professions
Design0design and visual communication
Fine Arts0painting

Contact: Lewis

Lewis University

One University Parkway

Romeoville, IL 60446-2200

General Phone: (815) 838-0500


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