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. Founded in 1932, Lewis is a dynamic, coeducational university offering more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 35 graduate programs, and two doctoral programs for working adults through the Colleges of Art Sciences, Business, Education and Nursing and Health Professions. Premier programs include Aviation, Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing and Business. Lewis is one of many schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order.
Lewis has 210 full-time faculty members who take their students' personal and professional success to heart. The majority hold terminal degrees in their fields. Many are experienced practitioners. The student/faculty ratio is 13:1.
A Welcoming Campus
The Lewis main campus is a picturesque 410-acre setting which houses more than 1,300 students in 12 residence halls, all within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the library, the JFK Recreation and Fitness Center, the Student Union, and the Sancta Alberta Chapel.
Lewis has nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Many are from the Chicago region, with international students representing more than 30 countries. Lewis welcomes students of all cultures and religious faiths with a 32 percent minority population.