Lewis University

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $15,000—$20,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation


  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Aviation, Business, Computer Science

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, HLC, ACBSP , ABET

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 80+, IELTS: Band 6+, PTE Academic: 50+, ELS: Level 112, Duolingo: 100+

  • Social Media

Lewis University is a dynamic, mid-sized University of about 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, offering small interactive classes, high quality academic programs, service opportunities and a wonderfully diverse community. Our curriculum combines a liberal arts foundation blended with relevant professional education. For many consecutive years, Lewis has been named one of the Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report and received recognition from The Princeton Review.

Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis focuses on faculty / student interaction. Teaching is a top priority. Small, personalized classes provide faculty with an opportunity to mentor their students and involve them in projects and research.

Location near Chicago

Lewis University's campus is situated 30 minutes southwest of Chicago, on a picturesque 376-acre setting which houses more than 1,300 students in 12 residence halls, all within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the library, fitness center, and student union. The University's campus is easily accessible to the Chicago metropolitan area, making it easy for students to find CPT and OPT employment at international companies.

What do our International Students love most about Lewis University?

  • Ranked 13th in the region by the U.S. News & World Report and named "A Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review.
  • Opportunities for CPT and OPT internships and employment at international companies in Chicago.
  • Connections with global, Fortune 500 companies and job fairs on campus each semester.
  • International Scholarships available to discount tuition up to 40 percent.

Academic Programs

Lewis University provides more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs of study.  Many of our International students choose to pursue our challenging Business and Aviation programs. Plus, with premier programs in Computer Science, Engineering, Cyber Security, Business Analytics and more, you will experience the ultimate combination of critical thinking and career preparation in whatever Lewis program you choose. The programs can be customized based on your specific interests and career desires, preparing you for an exciting and rewarding future.

International Student Service

The Office of International Affairs provides services and advocacy for international students. The International Affairs office offers assistance with visa and I-20 information, particularly for employment options. Additionally, it provides pre-semester orientation for new students, adjustment workshops for continuing students, and re-entry workshops for graduating students. The office also coordinates access for international students to both University and external resources, for insurance, banking, social security, and daily life needs.

In addition, the International Affairs office moderates the activities of the International Student Association (ISA). The ISA seeks to foster an awareness of other cultures at the Lewis University campus, promote friendships between international students, as well as with American students, and provide support and appreciation for the international student community at Lewis University. It accomplishes this by providing special programs and opportunities for social interaction and constructive culture exchange.


Lewis University

One University Parkway, unit 297
Romeoville IL 60446-2200
P: 815-836-5635
EnglishUSA Member
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