Lewis University

Location Romeoville
Established 1932
Famous For Liberal Arts Institution


Lewis University is a private Catholic university with its main campus situated in Romeoville, Illinois. The other campuses are located in Albuquerque, Oak Brook and an international centre in Rome. It was founded in 1932 and offers over 80 undergraduate and more than 22 graduate degree programs in a variety of fields, including business, education, nursing, aviation, engineering, criminal/social justice, arts and sciences, and computer science.

The university's faculty comprises experienced professionals and scholars dedicated to providing students with a high-quality education. Lewis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

Services for International Students

The university offers various student services and organizations, including athletics, clubs and organizations, service opportunities, and academic support services. Apart from these, there are dedicated teams offering support services for career development, health and counselling, and international student affairs.


  • 22nd in the Regional Universities Midwest category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 39th in the Best Value Schools category by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 35th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category by the US News National Universities Rankings
  • 501-600th in the U.S. in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings


Lewis University offers housing options through 12 residence halls that are home to more than 1,200 students. The first-year and upper-class students have dedicated residence halls. There are various room styles and meal plan options to choose from.

About Location

The main campus of the university is in the village of Romeoville, which is 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The small town is home to a variety of amenities and attractions that cater to the needs of students, including shopping centres, restaurants, and recreational areas. Romeoville also has several parks and trails, including the Centennial Trail and Volunteer Park, which offer opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities to students when they need a refreshing break. 

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