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Founded in 1932, Lewis University. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,553 full time undergraduate students, and 1,991 full time graduate students.
The Lewis University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 225 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lewis University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at LewisU are considered Selective, with ,43% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 41% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lewis University.
103 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
134 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
139 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
139 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.
138 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
138 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
139 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated Lewis University
Overall I really enjoy going to Lewis University. It has a great nursing program that is definitely challenging. I learn something new every day while I am there. Not only that, but I really enjoy everyone that I have met there. The professors are always up for a discussion on anything school-related or not. My classmates I met have become really good friends and I know that I can count on them. There is always something happening on campus so there is never a dull moment on campus.
I think Lewis has given me an overall good college experienced. I do not live on campus, but I have found ways to life out the college experience. I like the greek life there, teacher's are available to help students that need the help, and there are places near Lewis to go out to have fun with friends.
I find Lewis University overall to be a very nice college. However, it is more focused on nursing and aviation majors. The art department is fairly small, and I feel like I am not getting as great of an education as I could be getting at an art school. Also, the dorm I live in currently is very small. I currently live in a single- dorm, meaning I have my own room. The campus, however, is very peaceful. The students are always saying hi to you when you walk past them, regardless of whether they know you or not. Everyone is very open to make new friends. The majority of the teachers are very hard-working and are committed to see us succeed. I would highly recommend this school, especially if you're a nursing or aviation major.
I really like Lewis. As a smaller school it still fits all the social needs and has enough activities to feel like a college, but enough focus and help with academics that make the private tuition price worth it. I feel personally that our campus is up to standards with safety and facilities. The students, professors, and staff are extremely helpful with any problems encountered and will put the students first. This school is amazing at helping academics with enough fun to not make students feel overwhelmed with work. This is definitely the school to go to if education is a priority,
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lewis University is 59%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
When you get into college be prepared to be more responsible. Proffesors put more on you to get your stuff done. Teachers in high school remind you when things are due and are really easy on you. In college it is a lot different. Sure, the Proffesors are great but they are teaching you to be able to do things on your own. Don't procrastinate because you need to be able to put effort in all of your assignments so that you will be happy with your grades and deserving. I would also tell myself to never get discouraged and to try my hardest and to not ever slack off. I would tell myself to pay full attention and to learn as much as I could. What we get out of it is our choice. I would tell myself to look at assignments as opportunities to grow and to learn. It really helps shape who you are going to be and what kind of life you will have after school. I would tell myself to get good learning habits so that the transition would be a lot easier for when a big work load is given to me.
I am a flight major and all of the techniques are what I would consider old and out dated. I would love to see new ways of teaching and revovations to t he flight building and more instructors and aircraft added.
there are none.
Lewis University is unique because it is more culturally diverse than other schools I considered. For example, there are 166 Asian students currently at Lewis University. Another way that this school is unique is that it has a variety of extracirricular activities. There are a number of clubs and organizations that students can join. Some of these include Psychology Club, and Pre-Law Club. Finally, this university is unique due to the fact that the General Education requirements are different. For Instance, Lewis University has Ministry General Education requiremnts. These courses encourage community service, cultural diversity, and religious knowledge.
Lewis University is an excellent private school with small classes.
some are nice, others just seem like they arent friendly.
Lewis University is a small school with a beautiful campus! What I like most about it is the friendly atmosphere. I've been able to meet tons of new friends and build relationships that will last the rest of my life! Lewis also has a wonderful teaching staff, I feel that the professors I've had truely know me and that they are willing to help my on my journey to graduate! Lewis University has provided me with a quality academic and social atmosphere for learning!
I wish that i knw how teh campus was during the weekends.
Living on campus, and their aviation department.
Lewis University is best known for its Aviation and Aviation Maintenance programs, its Division One Men's Volleyball team, and its Catholic and Lasallian heritage.
Nothing frustrate me about Lewis but if there will be something that Lewis can improve in it is the classroom facilities.
Someone looking for an education, but doesn't want to be surrounded by over-achievers.
I think it is an excellent school to get your degree from because of the good teaching enviorment and many club, organzations, and career opportunities Lewis offers
As I previously discussed, I find that the academics at Lewis University are its most positive aspect. As a straight A student throughout high school, I hoped that Lewis would challenge me as I pursued my college career. I could not be more pleased with my results so far -- I feel that Lewis offers an exemplary education that is rigorous but also manageable. Although I still have a full year of study ahead of me, I feel that my general education courses have provided me with a solid background in a variety of fields, such as Communications and Economics. My content area courses in particular have already begun to prepare me for my future career as a high school English teacher as well through field experience programs, insightful readings, class papers, and long-term projects.
Yes, every professor I have ever had at Lewis (even those in the larger general education classes) has always known my name and had a close, friendly relationship with me. They have all been supportive and pushed me to surpass my academic potential.
My favorite class so far at Lewis has been my Adolescent Literature class. As an avid reader with a passion for literature, learning about the different genres of book available for my future students was an excellent experience for me. My teacher had a motivating enthusiasm for class as well and helped us learn more about the benefits of reading (and helping others to read) as well. Although I have not really had a class I overtly disliked, the only class I would say would be my least favorite was College Writing. As a relatively skilled writer from high school, I thought some of the writing strategies I learned were tedious. However, I came to recognize that for new writers the class was likely a great benefit.
In my experience, students often study one to two hours per day. Of course, this time of study and homework is dependent upon the time of year. In the beginning of the semester, students may spend far less than even an hour on studying, and likely no more than a couple on homework. Toward the end of the semester with finals, however, the library is open 24 hours a day, and students can be seen studying constantly.
Yes, class participation is very common. Again, a majority of the students at Lewis have come of their own accord to succeed in life, and are thus willing to take an active learning role in their education. Students often volunteer in class to make the most of the teaching and fully internalize the lessons and concepts being instructed.
Although some students discuss intellectually outside of class, much of my experience is less academic and more social. Lewis University has a very social feel to it, and students can often be seen conversing about a certain class, but very well can be talking about their anticipations for the weekend or a movie they saw recently.
Students are not very competitive, in my opinion. While most students want to do well, there is not a sense of students trying to outdo one another -- everyone tends to be focused on their own goals, and will actually work to help their peers in the process.
The most unique class I've taken so far is my Introduction to Philosophy course. My teacher has introduced us to yoga, and we have spent an entire couple weeks relating the meditative power of yoga to the reflective study of philosophy. It has been abstract and different, but a wonderful refreshment and new learning experience.
I can honestly say I love my major department -- both English and Education. All of my professors (including my two joint advisers) have been supportive and interesting. I feel that my English people encourages students to think creatively and write in a manner that can reach a variety of audiences, from academic writing to persuasive rhetoric. My education field, on the other hand, focuses on inculcating teachers with a sense of promoting cultural diversity in the classroom and differentiated instruction to cultivate learning in each and every student.
No, I have not spent very much time with professors outside of class, although I have met with a couple for questions on homework or in scheduled meetings to discuss a written essay.
I feel that Lewis' academic requirements are certainly on standard with other leading schools in the United States. Although the curriculum is challenging, it again offers the resources students require to succeed and is demanding but manageable.
I believe that the education at Lewis is equally geared toward finding a job and learning for learning's sake. While much of what we learn is focused on the content, teachers will often demonstrate how the lessons taught can be applied to a real-life context. Events such as job fairs and helpful emails informing students of career opportunities or internships help create this balance between learning and future occupations.
I think there's a huge focus on cheerleading and basketball - us not having a football team, it's pretty cool to see what sports come for "second best"
Frat guys and jocks. Many students are kept to theirselves though. Lewis is very involved by offering several clubs and sports.
I do not believe there is a stereotype of students at Lewis University.
I thought everyone there would be stuck up, or a pilot, or worse, both.
Sports play a very important role on campus at Lewis University. Quite a few students are athletes, and enjoy demonstrating their athletic skill on the field or court in addition to their work in the classroom.Lewis is primarily known for our Boys' Volleyball and Girls' Softball team; the Volleyball team in particular is nationally ranked. Yet all Boys and Girls' sports are well-received at Lewis, and it becomes even better when Lewis students often come to cheer for their friends at home games.
For those interested in athletics but perhaps not skilled or daring enough to try out for an official team, intramural sports are another fun and still competitive part of campus athletic life. From sand volleyball to soccer to badminton, a variety of sports are available for all to join and sign up. While they may not often be considered as important as the academic aspect of Lewis, sports are nonetheless an in integral and fun part of the university.
The dorms at Lewis are definitely up to student needs. While they may not be anything over-the-top or exceedingly special, they are more than adequate and a comfortable, homey place to reside in during a student's academic semester.
With twelve dorms at Lewis, we offer a lot of variety for student living quarters, from singles and doubles to more apartment-style living with suite residents. Students can change their dorm style from freshman to senior year, although most students begin in a double and end in an apartment-style dorm by the end of their college career, having made close friends to live with.
Dorms additionally have a variety of beneficial features to enjoy. All dorms come with electrical jacks for television sets, radios, and other electrical devices, such as phone chargers. Ethernet cables are similarly available for internet access, although Wi-fi is readily available, too. There is also a reasonable amount of space, air conditioning and heating in each dorm room, and a desk, dresser, or cabinet in each room as well. Security is another important part of Lewis dorm life. There are access cards for each individual building, so they are very safe, and only those who invite Lewis students or are residents of that dorm itself can gain access to a particular building.
Overall, the dorms at Lewis are enjoyed and appreciated by many Lewis students. Although again nothing too special, they serve as a safe and warm place for students to sleep, work on homework, and spend time with friends.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Lewis University receive some sort of financial aid.
37% were awarded federal grants.
While 74% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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