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Lewis University earns ranking as top Illinois Catholic college

4/15/2016, 12:37 p.m.
Lewis was in good company with nationally ranked Notre Dame, Georgetown, and Villanova.
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Lewis University has been selected as the highest ranked Catholic university in Illinois by the 2016 CollegeChoice.net rankings of the 75 Best Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Qualifying factors considered in the distinction include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost and success of graduates in the post-college job market. Lewis University was ranked in 28th place nationwide and first place in the state of Illinois.

“Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is committed to student learning, development and success accomplished through collaboration, mutual respect, collegiality and dedicated service,” stated Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University.

Collegechoice.net recognizes Lewis University in its listing for its commitment to the Lasallian educational experience, stating: “The Lasallian tradition is the hallmark of the university and continues to inform the direction of the school at every turn.” Lewis educational programs and its Lasallian Mission are based on five interconnecting values including knowledge, fidelity, wisdom, justice and association.

Lewis University’s multiple campus locations, online degree programs and variety of formats serve its mission of preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware and socially responsible graduates. Lewis University’s 13:1 student/teacher ratio and its 81 percent retention rate of first-year students were also commended.

Lewis University offers its students learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Internships, service learning, international mission trips, study abroad and research experiences with faculty are examples of how students are prepared for success in graduate school and careers. Lewis University students are taught and mentored by experienced faculty dedicated to helping students achieve their goals.

Students also have the opportunity to engage in their own personal development. Lewis University’s small class sizes are tailored to meet the individual needs of students and allow greater interaction with professors. With more than 100 clubs and organizations, Lewis University also provides students the opportunity to enrich their college experience and develop their minds, bodies and spirit.

Nationally, the top three Catholic schools were listed as the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University and Villanova University.

Visit http://bit.ly/CollegeChoiceCatholic for a full listing of the Best Catholic Colleges and Universities, 2016.