Lewis University Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Published on February 6, 2023

International students can now apply to Lewis University, just outside Chicago, through Shorelight.

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Lewis University, located in Romeoville, Illinois, is now accepting applications from international students through Shorelight. Offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and with easy access to Chicago, Lewis University provides the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to empower international students to pursue lucrative careers.

Why Apply to Lewis University?

  1. OPT and CPT opportunities from day one Students with F-1 visas at Lewis will qualify for CPT employment while they study. “Day 1 CPT” is open to graduate students and undergrads are eligible after one year of study.  All F-1 visa students in Lewis’ broad array of STEM-eligible programs are also eligible for three extra years of OPT with the STEM extension.

  2. An accessible education for all — Ranked #39 Best Value by U.S. News & World Report, Lewis University combines extensive financial aid offerings and low tuition fees to offer an affordable education for all students. Lewis distributes $60 million in financial assistance annually, and 98% of new incoming students receive some form of financial support.

  3. The best of both worlds — Whether you want a quiet place to study or a day in the city, Lewis University, located southwest of Chicago, offers a tranquil setting that also provides convenient access (via train or university shuttle) to internships, cultural attractions, nightlife, and more.

Accolades for Lewis University

U.S. News & World Report, 2023

  • #22 - Regional Universities Midwest (tie)

  • #39 - Best Value Schools

The Princeton Review

  • Best in the Midwest

Great Value Colleges

  • Top ranked among private Illinois colleges and universities in the Midwest


  • #3 - Best 4-year Colleges in Illinois

Colleges of Distinction

  • 2022-2023 Military Support Colleges of Distinction recognition

  • Illinois College of Distinction

  • Catholic College of Distinction

Lewis University’s Degree Programs for International Students


College Of Aviation, Science and Technology

  • Aviation and Aerospace Technology

  • Biochemistry

  • Data Science

College Of Education and Social Sciences

  • Psychology

College of Business

  • Business Analytics

  • Economics

Browse the full list of degree programs >


College of Business

  • Master of Business Administration (Executive)

  • Master of Science in Project Management

College of Aviation, Science and Technology

  • Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation (Executive)

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (Executive)

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Executive)

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Master of Science in Health Information Management (Executive)

College of Education and Social Sciences

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Executive)

Browse the full list of degree programs >

Lewis University provides students with the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive in a supportive environment with access to individual attention, state-of-the-art-facilities, and expert faculty.

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