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My opinion of Lewis University is overall very positive. From its welcoming atmosphere rooted in its Catholic faith to its curriculum devoted to cultivating achievement and learning in its students, I as a junior here at Lewis have immensely enjoyed my time here. I believe that the best thing about Lewis is its capacity to provide all of its students with the academic resources and tools they need to succeed. Its relatively average-to-small class sizes (approximately 25 students in a general education course, and 10-15 in a major course) enable students to receive much individual attention from the teachers. Only helpful and knowledgeable professors teach in the classroom, and every one in my experience has been effective in helping me learn. The library and academic resource center are just two other ways in which Lewis offers so much assistance to its students. If I could change anything about Lewis, I would probably only consider installing a couple more microwaves (as silly as that sounds). While I really enjoy the tasty and affordable food at Lewis, as a commuter student having more than just a couple or so microwaves across campus would make packaged lunches or other meals more accessible in its three main dining halls. I believe that the school size is just right. With its relatively small classrooms but average overall size of approximately 6,500 students, Lewis feels like a college but still manages to not overwhelm incoming freshmen. I have honestly only heard positive remarks about Lewis University. When I tell people that I am a student studying English and Secondary Education there, I often hear remarks akin to, "Wow, I've heard good things about Lewis," or "That's a good school." I am very proud to say I am a Lewis student. I spend a lot of my time at Lewis in the library trying to do as well in my studies as I can. However, during my free time I sometimes visit my friends in their dormitories across campus, or grab a bite to eat at one of its three dining facilities. I find that Lewis' administration is very effective and helpful. As one who has worked for the Admissions department and been in contact with other offices, I can say that all of the administrators at Lewis are professional, knowledgeable, and open to assistance. Brother James Gaffney, the President of Lewis, is also a welcome and supportive sight who can often be seen across campus greeting students. Yes, there is a very strong sense of school pride at Lewis. Many of our students are proud to call themselves Flyers, and from our school newspaper to our athletic teams, wearing the school colors (red and white) can often be seen on Lewis students. Lewis garb, such as sweatpants and sweatshirts (which can be purchased at the campus bookstore), further helps demonstrate Lewis' vibrant spirit of community. What I will remember most I believe from my Lewis University experience are the friends I have made and the lessons I have learned from Lewis. I feel that my peers have all been supportive as I pursue my career in English and Education, and we all work together to accomplish our goals. I honestly look forward to class, and always feel I leave class sessions more knowledgeable and prepared to be a teacher than when I walk out.

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I think Lewis is just right. There is a diverse student body and the classes are interesting. The school makes a good effort to involve commuter and resident students in activities. Our volleyball teams are amazing, and the games are a huge draw. They are always a lot of fun to attend.

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When I first came to Lewis University, I was not sure if I really liked it. I came here as a back up, because going to a school in the city is too expensive. However, as the years have passed, I have grown to love this school. First of all, I love the fact that my classes are rather small--about 10 to 40 students in every class. This allows for student-teacher interaction and participation. It also has allowed me to form and maintain relationships with all of my teachers. Another great thing about Lewis University is the beautiful campus. While the campus is not huge, it is a great size and there is a lot of beautiful greenery on campus. It is not in a college town, so I do not know what that feels like, but I am not in college for the social experience as much as for the learning experience. Because of this, I spend most of my time on campus in the library. Our library was recently expanded, so there is a lot of new areas for students to get work done.

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This college is incredibly easy for a graduate program - seriously, if you want to buy a degree and put forth very little effort to do so, sign up for this school. I have had professors not even grade my final papers and still give me an A. I have had professors contribute nothing to the course discussion and yet tell all of us that we are doing well. How would they know?

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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

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