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Lewis University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1932
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,850
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $41,633,141
Admissions Address

1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200

Website

http://www.lewisu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@lewisu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Andrew Sison
Admissions office telephone: (800) 897-9000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 3 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 2
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 8 4
Total academic units 18 18


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 2,325
Total acceptances: 1,579
Total freshman enrollment: 569
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 894
Male acceptances: 625
Male freshman enrollment: 246
 
Female applicants: 1,431
Female acceptances: 954
Female freshman enrollment: 323
Out-of-state freshmen: 7%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 68%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 90%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 2%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 580
Math: 540 - 580
Combined: 1040 - 1160


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 15.4% 15.4%
500-599 61.5% 69.2%
400-499 23.1% 7.7%
300-399 0.0% 7.7%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 97%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 25
Math: 18 - 25
Composite: 20 - 24


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.7% 5.6% 4.4%
24-29 31.2% 26.2% 29.3%
18-23 62.1% 55.3% 45.5%
12-17 4.0% 12.7% 20.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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