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U.S. News & World Reports ranks Lewis University among Top 25 in Midwest

Lewis University on Monday, April 8, 2019, in Joliet, Ill.
Lewis University on Monday, April 8, 2019, in Joliet, Ill.

U.S. News & World Report recognized Lewis University in Romeoville as a top 25 regional university in the Midwest.

The publication releases its rankings of the best colleges and universities in the U.S. every year across multiple categories using a myriad of metrics.

“Our focus on finding innovative ways to help our students achieve success remains at the forefront of our university, regardless of what challenges are present,” Lewis University President David J. Livingston said in a news release. “Our Catholic and Lasallian tradition strengthens our supportive community atmosphere where all feel welcome and safe to pursue their dreams.”

Lewis University saw score improvements in multiple areas including predicted graduation rate, actual graduation rate and percentage of classes under 20 students. The Romeoville university also had no classes with 50 or more students.

In addition to its top 25 ranking in the region, Lewis University also earned recognition on the lists of “A+ Schools for B Students,” “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” “Best Value Schools,” and “Best Colleges for Veterans,” according to the release.

The publication also honored Lewis University by including it on its inaugural lists of undergraduate computer science programs.

Earlier this year, Lewis University had already been named to the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Midwest” list for its excellent academics.

The Romeoville university provides undergraduate and graduate programs to about 6,300 students.

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