Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian university located in Romeoville, Illinois
The enrollment at Lewis University is currently around 6,800 students. Lewis offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 22 graduate programs, and accelerated programs for working adults.
Lewis University offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, accelerated degree completion options for working adults, various aviation programs and 22 graduate programs in nine fields. The ninth largest private, not-for-profit university in Illinois is being honored for the sixth consecutive year by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. The University also offers degree programs at two classroom sites in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lewis University is a NCAA Division II school that is part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference and the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.
The men’s volleyball team won the 2003 NCAA Division I/II National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship by defeating Brigham Young University, but it later voluntarily gave back its title after an internal investigation found ineligibility issues that were kept private from the NCAA. This disgrace hurt the program for a few years, but they have slowly climbed their way back into the Top-10 rankings of DI-II schools.
Lewis also competes intercollegiately in Rugby as a member of the CARFU.
Prior to joining the NCAA, Lewis was a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), winning the NAIA Baseball World Series 1974-76 and finishing as runners-up in 1966 and 1980.