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Lewis University Admission Requirements

Romeoville, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Lewis University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Admission Difficulty for Lewis University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Lewis University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lewis University is 66%.  It ranks #24 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Lewis University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 4,266 out of 6,458 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent (SAT 1010/1220 ACT 21/27). Lewis University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Lewis University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 54% of students submitted SAT scores and 43% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Lewis University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
54%
SAT Scores for Lewis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Lewis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lewis University?

Lewis University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Lewis University ranks #15 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lewis University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >77%
1115 to 1220 Avg + 66%-77%
1010 to 1115 Avg - 53%-66%
905 to 1010 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 905 Low <40%
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Lewis University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
43%
ACT Scores for Lewis University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Lewis University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lewis University?

Admission data indicates that Lewis University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lewis University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lewis University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >77%
24 to 27 Avg + 66%-77%
21 to 24 Avg - 53%-66%
18 to 21 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 18 Low <40%
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Lewis University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Lewis University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Lewis University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lewis University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lewis University accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lewis University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 28.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 18.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

83% of Lewis University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lewis University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 83%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lewis University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,941 2,517 6,458
Accepted 2,593 1,673 4,266
Acceptance Rate 66% 66% 66%
Enrolled 303 307 610
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 18% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lewis University is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lewis University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lewis University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lewis University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=146612 IPEDS survey data for Lewis University.

FAQs

Does Lewis University prefer SAT or ACT?

54% of students submit their SAT scores to Lewis University. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lewis University?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Lewis University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lewis University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1220. 54% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lewis University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.