Lewis University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Illinois


Located in a southwest suburb of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where a liberal arts tradition, values-based education and practical preparation for professional work come together with a synergy that gives the university its educational identity and focus. Lewis is a dynamic, coeducational university offering 5,800 students the choice of nearly 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 21 graduate programs, and certificates of advanced study. Each year, nearly 600 transfer students join the Lewis community.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5536
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 183

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 30:1
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Contact Information

One University Parkway
Romeoville Illinois 60446

Website: http://www.lewisu.edu

Main Email: admissions@lewisu.edu

Main Phone: 815-836-5250

Additional Campuses:
Shorewood Campus
247 Brook Forest Ave.
Shorewood, IL 60404-9705

Oak Brook Campus
2122 York Rd., Suite 170
Oak Brook, IL 60523-0406

Hickory Hills Campus
9634 S. Roberts Rd.
Hickory Hills, IL 60457-2238

Tinley Park Campus
18501 Maple Creek Dr., Suite 200
Tinley Park, IL 60477-2979

Chicago Campus at De La Salle Institute
3434 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Admissions Contact:
Ashley Skidmore
(815) 836-5212

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Michael Fekete

Athletics Contact:
Dan Schumacher

Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
For most majors, the minimum cumulative GPA for admission consideration is a 2.0. Education, Nursing and Biology majors will need a 2.75, and those students interested in our specialized health programs will need a cumulative 3.25.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Grades of "D" or above will be accepted except for College Writing I or II, and any course in the student's major. All coursework at the 100 level or above will be utilized to calculate a student's transferable GPA.

Credits (Min/Max):
Students must have a minimum of 12 transferable credit hours to be considered a transfer student. We will accept up to 72 hours from a community college, and up to 96 from four-year institutions.

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not required

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not required

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1822

Transfers Accepted: 871

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 48%

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Merit scholarships ranging from $5500-$6500 are available for full-time students. Members of Phi Theta Kappa can receive an additional $1000.

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