Lewis University
Romeoville, IL, USA

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Lewis University
3.63 Average Rating

Martina from Burbank, IL

a current student here
18 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lewis is an amazing school. There are many different types of majors and degrees offered and it has the top rated Aviation and Nursing programs in the Midwest. Lewis is a small, close knit and friendly community.
Tips for prospective students
Keep your grades up all four years of high school, including your senior year. Just because you were accepted into the school before you graduate doesn't mean they can't/won't drop you for falling grades. The better the grades, and ACT, the better the scholarships.
Academic Rigor
The teachers push you to do your best. It is tougher than community colleges, but it's that transition that's just right from high school. The gen eds may seem like a joke, but Lewis requires these to help their students stand out from others in the future fields of choice.
Dorm Life
The dorms are some of the best in the area, you have the chance to meet and/or choose your own roommate and choose your living style. Most of the furniture is loft-able/bunk-able and you can arrange your rooms however you'd like. Although weekends can get a little boring, it gives you a chance to catch up on homework, meet up with your friends or go out into town.
Food and Dining
The food isn't really what you'd expect, but like they say, it's college. The food service is run by Sodexo, so there isn't a McDonald's or Burger King on campus, although there are at least a dozen restaurants down the street, all within driving distance. All students that dorm are put on a meal plan which is adjustable through the first few weeks of the semester. You pay for what you eat, so its not a buffet style meal plan. It's nice they have three different places, you can get your not so fast food at Flyer's, your sit down meal at Charlie's, or your quick sandwich at Courtyard. You also have the C- Store which is a 24 hr convenient store in the middle of campus. (you really pay for the convenience of it though)
What to do for fun
The weight room, track and pool are almost always open to everyone with a school ID, there's basketball, volleyball, and track to either join or watch, and there's always a different intramural sport going on to join throughout the year
Bang for the buck
Although it may be on the pricier side of schools, it's not one of the most expensive private schools. Lewis offers many scholarships and grants to those who work hard throughout high school. There are a few scholarships obtainable to those who plan to transfer to Lewis after a community college, but the major benefits come to those who enroll right out of high school
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The nature trail is a nice walk to see deer or to just relax, and the fraternities and sororities do go out at night and paint rocks.
Great for these types of students
Aviation, Nursing, Science
Clubs and Activities
There are at least a hundred different clubs and activities to join at Lewis. Whether it be major based like the science club, community based like GSA, or something to do as a hobby like flight team, there's always something to be involved in
Campus Safety
Their intentions are for the best, the LUPD is there to keep you safe and out of trouble. The campus is a closed campus with only one entrance/exit and a guard on duty. The gate is closed after hours and only those with IDs would be allowed back on campus
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Yulie from Glendale Heights , IL

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers here are GREAT! Because of the small classes the teacher will know who you are and will help you if you ask for it. Most of my teachers are super laid back and they are easy to talk to. My teachers are so helpful and very nice.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is BEAUTIFUL!! I love being a student here. The location is not too far from my home which is nice. It is a very safe campus since there is only one one entrance and one exit (security is right there too). The dorms are nicer than any other schools I have seen. Everything is so calm here and it is really fun being here.
Bang for the buck
It is a private school so the cost is higher than other schools, but they give very good amounts of financial aid especially if your GPA is high. They offer a lot of free help/tutoring and free events which always give out free food so if you take advantage of all the FREE things they offer than you will definitely get your moneys worth!
Tips for prospective students
Keep that GPA high. If it isn't as high as you want it to be do things that will prove that you are a great student and person. Volunteer as much as you can this will show the admission counselors that you are a good person and that you are Lewis material.
Great for these types of students
Any major really especially Aviation majors and Nursing majors. Criminal justice or pre-law major is great since their Mock trial is nationally ranked.
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Beca from Chicago, IL

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I shadowed two classes during an overnight visit. I visted a Bio2 class and a Graphic design class. The bio class seems very intensive, but the teacher is very engaged, and students are really focused. Graphic design is such a chill class. You just make random pictures. I heard that if you get Dr. V for bio, drop out immediately.
Am enjoying being here
The campus looks nice and people and staff are friendly. Staying overnight, I met a lot of new people. They were so welcoming, and willing to help you in any way. Everyone knows everyone on campus. Even teachers and your consuelor will know your name. It makes everything seem so personal.
Bang for the buck
I also recieved a $12,000 scholarship so it will cut the cost almost in half for me. I also got offerend another interview to recieve even more money, and I got another $1,000. Tutition is not cheap, cheap, but it's worth the money. Plus free laundry, and free printing. Use those to your advantage!
Tips for prospective students
APPLY EARLY for an earlier review for a higher chance for a scholarship because the amount of money distributed is limited. Take any interview offeres to try to get more money. FILL OUT THE FASFA. Unlike my family, you most likely will get more money. Take advantage of the overnight visits. It helped me decide to go to Lewis. It will show you what people do on campus, and you can see if you will like it.
Great for these types of students
People who like smaller schools, more personalized education.
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Jessica from New Lenox, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lewis University has offered more than I hoped they would. I have access to many opportunities and so many places to grow. The university allows its students to explore many aspects of any major, and everything is accessible whenever needed.
Tips for prospective students
Have an open mind about everything. Many things offered are things you may not have ever thought about before. Go in positive, get a feel for the school, and try your hardest.
Academic Rigor
Classes are hard, taught very well, but you need to stay focused on your school work.
Dorm Life
It is what you make of it. Some people have the time of their lives making new friends and exploring everything the campus has to offer and others sulk about tiny things that could easily be over looked.
Food and Dining
It is all very good, but the food gets old fast, not very many options on campus.
What to do for fun
There is sand volleyball, endless amounts of club sports you can join whenever, fun fitness classes like yoga and zumba, a game room with bowling, pool tables, you can rent movies from the library, and a lot of placed to go with friends to hang out, study if the library is not good for you or just to relax between classes.
Bang for the buck
Lewis is an expensive school, but the majority of their students have received scholarships to attend there. The school is always building and making it the best place to learn, but somethings get overlooked like bathroom updates and other issues that should be addressed.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
None that I have experienced yet.
Great for these types of students
Nursing and Aviation majors, you could not find a better school around. You get the best training from some of the most knowledgeable people that choose to teach in their field.
Clubs and Activities
Volleyball is the big one. They rank D1 and do very well, create a huge following on campus.
Greek Life
Not big on campus, some small organizations, but nothing like the state schools have.
Campus Safety
Never have herd a bad thing about it. No one on campus is ever harmed and they keep all students informed on what is going on around campus.
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Carolina from Romeoville, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lewis is a great school, I have had so many good experiences academically and socially wise. The university has a variety of resources students can use everyday to get there work done. Overall the campus view is amazing.
Tips for prospective students
Try applying as early as possible so you can get a scholarship from the school.
Academic Rigor
Teachers are always there to help. Some give their personal information so you can keep in contact with them if you need any help.
Dorm Life
The school has many resources students can use, so you'll never be bored. As far a rooms, they're a decent size, not too crowded unless you bring lots of things with you. Usually freshman are put in freshman halls so its less intimidating because the people you'll be living with are around your age.
Food and Dining
The food is good, but after eating it everyday you'll eventually get bored of it.
What to do for fun
There are mini events people can go to. People usually go support the schools team when they have games on campus. The gym is always a good place to release some stress especially because they offer free zumba and cardio classes to students.
Bang for the buck
Everyone here is so respectful! They are very kind and it is very comforting especially for incoming freshman.
Greek Life
There is a variety of Greek life here at school. Mostly all of them do fundraisers at school and they all introduce themselves to students who are interested in joining a Greek organization.
Campus Safety
There are emergency poles all over campus so if you tend not to feel safe at anytime you can easily go to one of those pole, press a button and police will come to you. The University has its own police and security.
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Karina from Crest Hill, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Every instructor gives you their personal phone number if you need help with anything, so that's neat. Class sizes are very small, so you get a lot of one-on-one with your instructors. Lewis University also provides a help center for people who are struggling with any subject it is called the LARC Center. Teachers go into so much depth and after every class, I feel ten times smarter.
Am enjoying being here
I love my choice. Everyone is so nice here. I have not came across anyone who is rude. People are so accepting of different races, cultures, and opinions. There is a place for everyone here. They have so many clubs. I, for example, am in LASO, which is the Latin American Student Organization. I love it because I am around people like me. But there is also a BSU, Black Student Union, a Muslim club as well, and even a commuter council for people who are commuters and still want to be involved. I personally love being here, the more involved you are the more friends you have and the better your experience will be.
Bang for the buck
This school is not cheap BUT they are very good with scholarships. When you apply, you automatically get a scholarship for your grades. Also, if you went to a Lasallian high school, you get money for that as well. If the money they give you is not enough, they also have an extra scholarship online which you can apply for, it gives you an extra 1,000-5,000 dollars depending on your answers. Overall, this school is not cheap, but it is worth every dime.
Tips for prospective students
When it comes to choosing a school there is a lot to think about. Firstly, if you want a small class size or big class size. Lewis University is a very small class size and is more personal and feels more home-like. When I was choosing colleges, this is what definitely helped me narrow my decision down because I did not want to go to a school were i was going to be taught by a projector or with a class size of over 100 students. I love that they care so much if your present or not. I cannot stress enough how well these instructors do their job. I love Lewis University so when doing college visits, Lewis should be on your list .
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Joe from Cicero, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The Lewis Campus is amazing. There is plenty of room to walk around and the buildings aren't far from each other. I picked my classes during SOAR, and they all care about your intended major and try to set up your schedule how you would like it.
Dorm Life
The dorm size I stayed in wasn't as big, but it was livable. There is a temperature control so that you are able to set the temperature how you would like.
Food and Dining
The dining room is decent in size and it is very social place.
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Melanie from Bartlett, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Comfortable/safe enviornment
Tips for prospective students
Study hard
Have fun
Join Groups/Clubs
Live on campus for at least the first two years
Academic Rigor
Depends on Degree
Dorm Life
A lot of fun..You will meet alot of people
Food and Dining
Not bad...I had a hard time due to my gluten allergy
What to do for fun
The list goes on and on
Bang for the buck
Expensive but so worth it. Im a nursing student and i've gotten so many job offers becuase of my schools nursing reputation!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Our campus is an arboretum ITs beautiful and we grow our own flowers and plants in our green house!!
Great for these types of students
Aviation! we have our own airport!!
Runners we have our own paths!!
Clubs and Activities
So many activities and clubs...plus they are great about helping a student come up with a new club of their own.
Greek Life
No as popular on our campus
Campus Safety
Lots of security. Well lite
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Jason from Bolingbrook, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Very dedicated professors and admin that can get you to the path you want. They also put a great deal of time in to be able to work one on one. The campus is very relaxing and the facilities are newer.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you get a well constructed plan of graduation before starting your freshmen year.
What to do for fun
Plenty of space to play outside or even play inside.
Bang for the buck
If you seek the right help.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
flyers den
Great for these types of students
nerd and athletic
Greek Life
no housing for greek life
Campus Safety
they are everywhere
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James from Willowbrook, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a great school to attend because it is a private school and it is convenient for me. Also,the school has a lot of one on one help with teachers and students. Graduating from Lewis can help with job opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
It will be cheaper to commute from Lewis University because you can either use your vehicle or use the pace bus that stops right in front of Lewis University. Also, their is a lot of walking from different buildings so I suggest a parking permit from Lewis.
Academic Rigor
Lewis has a lot of Academic classes for your major and the teachers are willing to help as much as possible for you to graduate. Lewis also has specific buildings for certain majors.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is fun and you can meet a lot of different ethnic people. Also, living the dorm life will help you participate in a lot of events that happen at Lewis.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria's in Lewis is really well made because it focuses on dining while eating. The food is good and affordable. Also, they have pool tables and games in the cafeteria's. The best thing about Lewis cafeteria is that they have a variety of choices of food to buy and eat.
What to do for fun
Lewis have a lot of events that are posted around the school that any student can attend for fun. Also, Lewis have games and pool tables in their cafeteria's. The school have different groups you can join for fun such as the Lewis Gospel Choir.
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