Based in the city of Romeoville, northeastern Illinois, Lewis University is a Roman Catholic affiliated university operated by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Founded in 1932, it is named for philanthropist Frank Lewis. The university also has a campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which offers five undergraduate degrees and a Masters in Business Administration.
Lewis is a liberal arts institution containing the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing. Lewis offers one of the most renowned pre-professional biology courses in the mid-west, with an good acceptance rate into a students preferred professional school.
The School for Professional Education offers accelerated programmes allowing adults to balance work and family life while studying, offering 16 undergraduate courses and an M.A. in Organisational Leadership. Within Illinois, Lewis University offers courses designed around working professionals at locations in Hickory Hills, Oak Brook, and Tinley Park.
Athletics teams at Lewis are known as the Flyers, and the badge feature a pilot in old-fashioned hat and goggles. There are nine men’s varsity sports teams and nine women’s, with sports the same except for men’s baseball and women’s softball.
The university is part of the Yellow Ribbon programme, which allows post-9/11 veterans to enroll in over one hundred educational courses at no cost of tuition, and there are dedicated student veteran groups on campus.
Alumni of Lewis include New Zealand international footballer Jenny Bindon, screenwriter Kay Cannon, and the ten time Grammy award winning ‘Queen of Funk’ Chaka Khan.