Lewis University, founded in 1932, is located in Romeoville, Ill., only 30 minutes away from Chicago. The university was originally founded as a school for boys, with aviation technology as its focus. Now, Lewis offers undergraduates more than 80 different majors, while graduates can select from 25 programs. It also boasts the first digital college radio station, specialized labs for electronic music, and more than 30 active student organizations. A Catholic university sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment stands at nearly 6,500 students. In the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” Lewis University ranked 41st among regional universities in the Midwest.
Lewis University offers degrees through five schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Nursing & Health Professions, and the School for Professional and Continuing Education. The most popular majors at Lewis University include nursing and business administration. Other students choose to major in fields including education and aviation. For the latter, Lewis offers a state-of-the-art aviation center with a Boeing 737 jet for clinical experiences.
Lewis University Online offers a select number of programs, including one bachelor’s degree in fire service administration and six master’s degrees in fields such as nursing, organizational leadership, and information security. Students can also select concentrations from within certain programs. Lastly, students should keep in mind that online programs, albeit more convenient, still require them to complete assignments on schedule and maintain regular contact with instructors.
Lewis University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It has been accredited by this agency since 1963. Programs at Lewis have also received specialized accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Students who apply for on campus programs must submit a completed application form, an official high school transcript or GED score, ACT or SAT test results, and the application fee. Lewis also encourages students to submit a personal statement or letters of recommendation, which may improve their chances of admission. The early response deadline is December 1, the Freshman Priority Scholarship Consideration deadline is February 1, and the regular admission deadline is April 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1.
Admission requirements for online degrees vary from program to program. Generally speaking, applicants are required to submit a completed application form, official high school and/or college transcripts, a statement of purpose, two recommendation forms, and the application fee. Specific programs may require that applicants have previous work experience in the given field. Lewis University has an acceptance rate of 68.6%, and the application fee is $40 for both traditional and online applicants.
1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(866) 967-7046 (On campus admissions)
(815) 836-5250 (Online admissions)