Lewis University

Romeoville, IL 60446

Lewis University is a private university in Romeoville, Illinois. The university currently offers over 100 programs, including more than 80 undergraduate programs. Lewis University was founded in 1932 by the Archdiocese of Chicago. In recent years, the university has been recognized as a leading institution of higher learning in the region. They were recognized as one of the best colleges in the region for two consecutive years by US News and World Report and The Princeton Review. While the university is regarded as one of the top universities for aviation and transportation studies, they also offer several nursing programs.

The nursing programs available at Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professionals include accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and traditional BSN programs. Those who have already obtained their BSN degrees may choose to enroll in the MSN program. These programs were accredited by the CCNE in 2002 and the accreditations are still current. The nursing college has partnered with many local facilities to give students hands-on clinical experience. These partnerships include more than 54 clinical sites and 120 healthcare partners. The graduate-level programs are offered online, giving working adults more convenience for completing their studies around their busy schedules.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 199
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 60
Nursing Administration Master's degree 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 4
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 4
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - other 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Lewis University

University of St Francis
5.06 miles away
Benedictine University
11.84 miles away
Trinity Christian College
15.84 miles away
Aurora University
17.33 miles away
Saint Xavier University
20.14 miles away
Elmhurst College
21.41 miles away
Dominican University
24.44 miles away
Rush University
28.21 miles away
Resurrection University
29.09 miles away
Robert Morris University Illinois
29.86 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1963 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 600
SAT: Math520 to 610
SAT: Writing430 to 530
ACT Composite21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$16,061
30k to 48k$15,095
48k to 75k$18,665
75k to 110k$22,667
Over 110k$23,603
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $880.00 $880.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $795.00 $795.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446

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