Lewis University

Private, Four-years School Located in Romeoville, IL

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How much is the Lewis tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Lewis's tuition & fees is $37,882.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $53,472 when a student lives on-campus.

Lewis Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$37,882
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
On-campus Room & Board$11,956
On-campus Expenses$2,134
Off-campus Room & Board$7,500
Off-campus Expenses$2,609
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$36,320

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Lewis for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $166,077 at Lewis. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $229,444. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $137,747.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$39,284$54,042$32,352
Sophomore (2024-25)$40,738$56,196$33,703
Junior (2025-26)$42,246$58,437$35,112
Senior (2026-27)$43,809$60,769$36,580
4 Years Total$166,077$229,444$137,747
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$40,738$56,196$33,703
Sophomore (2025-26)$42,246$58,437$35,112
Junior (2026-27)$43,809$60,769$36,580
Senior (2027-28)$45,431$63,194$38,110
4 Years Total$172,224$238,596$143,505
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$42,246$58,437$35,112
Sophomore (2026-27)$43,809$60,769$36,580
Junior (2027-28)$45,431$63,194$38,110
Senior (2028-29)$47,112$65,718$39,706
4 Years Total$178,598$248,118$149,508
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$43,809$60,769$36,580
Sophomore (2027-28)$45,431$63,194$38,110
Junior (2028-29)$47,112$65,718$39,706
Senior (2029-30)$48,856$68,344$41,369
4 Years Total$185,208$258,025$155,766
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$45,431$63,194$38,110
Sophomore (2028-29)$47,112$65,718$39,706
Junior (2029-30)$48,856$68,344$41,369
Senior (2030-31)$50,664$71,077$43,103
4 Years Total$192,062$268,334$162,289

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Lewis' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
Lewis University$37,882
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Lewis and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Lewis UniversityRomeoville, IL$37,882$15,490
Bradley UniversityPeoria, IL$39,680$19,014
Pittsburg State UniversityPittsburg, KS$19,692$20,022
Springfield CollegeSpringfield, MA$43,707$36,311
The University of Texas at TylerTyler, TX$25,198$17,408
Northern Kentucky UniversityHighland Heights, KY$21,480$16,044
Belmont UniversityNashville, TN$41,320$27,050
Pacific Lutheran UniversityTacoma, WA$50,964$33,051
Alliance UniversityNew York, NY$27,500$14,900
Gonzaga UniversitySpokane, WA$53,500$20,244
Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux, LA$9,266$9,347

Financial Aid and COA

At Lewis University, 3,548 students (91%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $20,916.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Lewis is $32,556 for students living on-campus and $28,575 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 565 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $26,423 and the average amount of student loans is $8,377.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$53,472
COA (off-campus)$49,491
Tuition & Fees$37,882
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,590
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,609
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,556
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,575
Average Financial Aid$20,916
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,54891%$20,916
Pell Grants1,23232%$5,031
Federal Student Loan2,03652%$7,250
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid565100%-
Grants or Scholarships564100%$26,423
Federal Grants25946%$7,528
Pell Grants17531%$5,666
Other Federal Grants25946%$3,699
State/Local Grants21538%$5,560
Institutional Grants56299%$20,921
Student Loan Aid33559%$8,377
Federal Student Loans33058%$5,272
Other Student Loans5810%$18,388

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Lewis's acceptance rate is 71.26%. A total of 4,311 applicants applied to and 3,072 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 567 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 18.46%.
To apply to Lewis, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Recommendations and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate71.26%69.24%72.91%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.46%20.98%16.49%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Lewis. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,145 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1451,0501,240
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW565520610
SAT Math580530630
ACT Composite232026
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math231927
ACT English232026

Student Population

Lewis University has a total of 6,513 students including 3,933 undergraduate and 2,580 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,803 male students and 3,380 female students attending Lewis. The school offers online degree programs and 1,332 students enrolled online exclusively (20.45% of all students).
Total6,183 2,8033,380
Undergraduate3,907 1,9371,970
Graduate2,276 8661,410

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne University Parkway, Romeoville, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered127 Programs
Online Program Offered24 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered34 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate74.06%
Student Population6,513
Graduation Rate62%
Transfer-out Rate23%
Retention Rate81% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties224 (Full-time), 320 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs575 (Full-time), 340 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$86,963
Average Staff Salary$61,390