Located 35 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning, values and preparation for professional work come together with a synergy that gives the university its educational identity and focus. Lewis is one of 60 universities worldwide, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order.
The Lewis main campus is a picturesque 410-acre setting which houses more than 1,200 students in 12 residence halls, all within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the library, the JFK Recreation and Fitness Center, the Brother James Gaffney, FSC, Student Center, Sancta Alberta Chapel and the Lewis University Airport.
With 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students, Lewis University is the 7th largest private, not-for-profit university in Illinois, offering more than 100 programs including aviation, nursing, business, criminal justice, education, psychology, computer science, humanities and the social sciences, Lewis welcomes students of all cultures and religious faiths with a 40% percent minority population.
In today’s competitive and global environment, it is not enough to just earn a degree. Lewis graduates are prepared with the skills to learn anew in a rapidly changing world to continue to be personally and professionally successful. You will be prepared to lead with distinction in your chosen field. When you graduate from Lewis you join an alumni network over 40,000 strong who will support your career and professional development.
The Lewis Flyers compete in NCAA Division II athletics and the Great Lakes Valley Conference. More than 100 student organizations provide students with numerous ways to get involved.