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Lewis University

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 - 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. See a more detailed History.

Important Facts

?Located 35 miles southwest of downtown 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 more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 35 graduate programs, and accelerated programs for working adults through the Colleges of Aviation, Science and Technology, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications, and Nursing and Health Sciences. 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.

Ranking / Awards

  • #19 in Regional Universities Midwest (tie)
  • #9 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)
  • #20 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)
  • #28 in Best Value Schools
  • #19 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
  • #185 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie)


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  • Type of Accommodation: On Campus


Annual Cost of living 12000 USD /year
Average Annual UG Fee 35262 USD
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Contact Information

  • One University Parkway Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
  • To know more contact PSA toll free number 18002585772

Programs Offered



  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 24600 USD
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  • Average processing time 30 days
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