Located 30 minutes southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional life give the university its educational identity and mission focus.

Lewis provides nearly 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 22 graduate programs, and accelerated programs for working adults through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Nursing and Health Professions. Premier programs include aviation, criminal/social justice, education, nursing, and business. Lewis is one of many schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers with over 320 years of teaching experience in the Lasallian tradition.

Founded in 1932 under the direction of the Chicago Archdiocese and Bishop Bernard J. Sheil, Lewis began as the Holy Name Technical School for boys. Aviation technology was the special emphasis of instruction and the origin of today’s highly regarded Department of Aviation. In 1952 the school was renamed the Lewis College of Science and Technology. In 1960, the De La Salle Christian Brothers - members of a 326-year-old religious order devoted exclusively to teaching and named after Saint John Baptist de La Salle, their founder and Patron Saint of Educators – assumed direction of the institution. Today, with growing enrollment, outstanding programs, experienced faculty and motivated students, Lewis University is recognized as one of the finest, mid-sized, comprehensive Catholic universities in the country.


Private, co-educational, founded in 1932.


Catholic and Lasallian. One of more than 60 universities worldwide sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.


Main campus situated on 376 beautiful acres in Romeoville, Illinois just 30 minutes southwest of Chicago.

Campus Sites

Romeoville, Chicago, Hickory Hills, Oak Brook, Shorewood, Tinley Park, Chicago, Albuquerque (New Mexico).


5,800 total students – 4,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. 9th largest private in Illinois.


200 full-time. Student / faculty ratio is 13:1

Colleges and Schools

    * College of Arts and Sciences
    * College of Business
    * College of Education
    * College of Nursing and Health Professions
    * School for Professional and Continuing Education


    * Associate of Science (A.S.)
    * Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    * Bachelor of Elected Studies (B.E.S.)
    * Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
    * Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
    * Master of Arts (M.A.)
    * Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
    * Master of Education (M.Ed.)
    * Master of Science (M.S.)
    * Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
    * Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.)
    * Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Nearly 80 undergraduate majors and areas of study and 22 graduate programs.


Professional and career preparation in a liberal arts tradition.


Member of the NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 18 sports for men and women.

    * Basketball –M/W
    * Baseball -M
    * Cross-Country –M/W
    * Golf – M/W
    * Soccer – M/W
    * Softball - W
    * Swimming – M/W
    * Tennis – M/W
    * Track and Field - M/W
    * Volleyball - M/W


More than 30 active student organizations.

Residence Halls

Twelve residence halls housing 1,200 students.




    * Named “A Best Midwestern College” by The Princeton Review
    * Rated “Top Tier” by U.S. News and World Report
    * Largest bachelor’s degree program in Nursing in Illinois
    * Nationally ranked Flight Team
    * Nationally ranked Mock Trial Team
    * Award winning student newspaper The Flyer
    * First all digital college radio station in the country
    * One of only 14 accredited programs in Athletic Training among private universities in Illinois
    * Largest undergraduate program in Criminal Social/Justice among private universities in Illinois
    * The oldest Aviation program among universities in Illinois
    * The only University aviation program in Illinois with an airport on campus
    * Located in Will County, one of the fastest growing counties in the country
    * Largest graduate program in School Counseling and Guidance in Illinois
    * Nursing, Aviation and Education students recently achieved 100% pass rate on certification exams

Training offer

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