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The university is a private, not-for-profit university, welcoming students of all religious and cultural traditions. Lewis University’s main campus is located in Romeoville, Illinois. It also has a branch campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where students transferring from Central New Mexico Community College can begin working on their bachelor’s degrees.
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Overview of Lewis University
The Romeoville campus is small, but easily accommodates the student body. As you walk around, you’ll see plenty of open space where you can lounge in the sun. You’ll also see the Sancta Alberta Chapel, where you may attend Masses. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and is recognized as a comprehensive Catholic university. Lewis offers 60 university campuses around the world.
The student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1, which is a comfortable level for both professors and students. You shouldn’t have any problem getting in touch with your teachers if you need assistance with your classes. On the main Romeoville campus, students are able to live in comfortable campus housing.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||13:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||April 15|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
When you and your family figure out the total price for your education at Lewis University, the expenses will include tuition, room and board, books, supplies, and other various fees. The total expenses in a recent school year were $46,758 on average.
Once your financial aid has been applied to these costs the average net price remains. For the 2018-2019 year, this was around $10,520 for most students. As financial aid is applied based on your family’s income, the average net price is usually affected by a family’s income. because of this, families earning up to $30,000 pay around $12,821, families earning between $75,001 and $110,000 pay around $21,123, and families earning $110,001 or more pay around $24,090.
The number of freshmen receiving financial aid was 100% of a recent class, 644 students in all. They received an average amount of $22,456 in grants or scholarships. The same percentage of students received an average of $18,826 in institutional grants or scholarships.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$22,456|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||100%|
|Room & Board||$10,820|
- Tuition In-State - $33,430
- Tuition Out-of-State - $33,430
- Books and Supplies - $1,500
- Room & Board - $10,820
- Other - $2,230
The retention rate is a percentage that lets students know how many previous students stayed at the school beyond their first year. This can indicate that students are happy with their classes, educational opportunities, and the school’s culture in general. At Lewis University, the retention rate is 84%. The 4-year graduation rate is 51%, which is somewhat below the average. However, some students stay beyond their fourth year to complete their degrees and the school’s 6-year graduation rate is 67%.
Lewis University is one of the few that offers everything from associate degrees up to doctorates. The five most popular degree programs are business, management, marketing and related support services; health professions and related programs; homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services; computer and information sciences and support services; and education.
Student Population Total
Student Population 6,359
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||251 Total Graduates / 20%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||85 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||33 Graduates|
|Finance, General||27 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||170 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||142 Graduates|
|Athletic Training/Trainer||15 Graduates|
|Dental Hygiene/Hygienist||6 Graduates|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician||3 Graduates|
|Health/Health Care Administration/Management||3 Graduates|
|All Computer Information Science Majors||123 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Computer Science||100 Graduates|
|Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance||23 Graduates|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services||117 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Criminal Justice/Safety Studies||101 Graduates|
|Forensic Science and Technology||15 Graduates|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other||1 Graduates|
|Transportation and Materials Moving||96 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Aviation/Airway Management and Operations||69 Graduates|
|Air Traffic Controller||14 Graduates|
|Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General||11 Graduates|
|Transportation and Materials Moving, Other||2 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||39%|
Outcome & Salary
Upon graduating, you’ll be ready to land a job and begin earning a living. Early-career salaries tend to start out low compared to what you’ll be able to earn later in your career. Graduates of Lewis University start out earning an average of $47,100. A typical mid-career salary is around $69,400.
Your 4-year cost of education will likely be around $166,000 based on the total cost, but it actually sits around $42,000 based on the net price. If you took out a lot of loans, you could still be looking at a large educational investment. This is important to help you understand your return on investment (ROI). A typical LU graduate’s 20-year net ROI, after subtracting the cost of education, is around $203,000.
High school graduates who don’t go to college earn an average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income may be $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$53,900|
|College Grads Average Salary||$69,739|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$92,400|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$697,390|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,621,390|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$78,080|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$619,310|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,543,310|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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