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Chances of getting into Lewis University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.9%
Admission Difficulty for Lewis University
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Lewis University and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,265 out of 6,674 applicants were admitted making Lewis University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Lewis University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Lewis University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lewis University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1200
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 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1110

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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lewis University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >75%
1105 to 1200 Avg + 64%-75%
1010 to 1105 Avg - 51%-64%
915 to 1010 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 915 Low <38%
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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 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Lewis University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
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 #12 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lewis University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >75%
24 to 27 Avg + 64%-75%
21 to 24 Avg - 51%-64%
18 to 21 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 18 Low <38%
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Lewis University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Lewis University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Lewis University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lewis University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 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 64% 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
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

81% 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 18%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Lewis University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,971 2,703 6,674
Accepted 2,515 1,750 4,265
Acceptance Rate 63% 65% 64%
Enrolled 316 323 639
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Lewis University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Lewis University. Admission competition is low and the college has average 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 1200. 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.