Lewis University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 30 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 6,679 (4,652 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 81% part-time, 19% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,410
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2021

This school is absolute garbage. The program itself is relatively new. Let me give you an example of my experience. In a statistics course there are several power point slides that can be printed out so that you can follow along with the online video lecture (meaning someone reads slides). I was shocked to find out that a minimum of 1/3rd of the slides appearing in the video are missing from the printouts. Also, no less than 1 in 4 slides that are actually there, on average have different content (usually less or totally different) appearing on them. The lecturer often reads ahead and there is lack or coordination, 3-7 times I have counted the lecturer contradicts herself per presentation and there is usually 3 per week. What makes it even more frustrating is that statistics is a form of math, there should not be multiple answers for the same data in put with the same directions and yet classmates of mine and I submit very different work and everyone gets full points. You may think that is a good thing but it is not when you have to know HOW to do something because you will base the rest of your academic career of this "foundation." What adds insult to injury is that the "teacher" of the course is NOT the lecturer. Moreover, she has NO IDEA what is on the slides and apparently has never even heard the lecture. For 3 weeks I brought her attention to the missing and mislabeled material and my concern/frustration that the missing slides (thank God I hand wrote them) turned out to be on quizes and tests. The class I took before this was also a joke. As a matter of fact, several nursing programs do not even require this course. The teacher who designed it bombards you with a ton of information to read and the average consensus of time for this 3 credit class was a minimum of 30 hours per week. It is ridiculous that this teacher does not even know APA format. For the paper she asks us to write, we are given 3 examples, a grading rubric and instructions as well as guidance from the Lewis writing lab. Not a single one of these sources reflected the other at all. That's right, they contradicted each other. Insanely frustrating after attending Purdue University to come to Lewis and have classmates and teachers have no idea how to do basic writing. This will make group work a nightmare through the entire program.  Don't waste your time here. This school, even the dean, has refused to provide data on their pass rates on either of the national certification exams or their university graduation rate. This is the most disorganized school in which I have learned nothing and it is just monitored by people collecting paychecks who have no idea about what the content of the class contains.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

I have been a student as Lewis University throughout my Bachelors and Masters Degree and am currently working toward my Doctor of Nursing Degree. The majority of my classes now are online and I am able to continue to attend this university even though I live out of state. I stay connected with my instructors on a regular basis. The University provides flexibility for students to continue with their education through busy life situations such as full time work, parenting and so on. The institution has available staff who respond to questions and needs within a reasonable time frame and are very helpful in assisting with needed resources. They have work study programs which I was able to participate in during my undergraduate years which helped me financially. They are a Catholic and Lasallian University who's mission is faith based and their student population is diverse and they have associations and peer connection to fulfill ethnic and social needs. The College of Nursing and Health Professions have excellent programs and classes flexible in hours to meet most anyone's needs. They also offer satellite campuses around the Chicago land area to accommodate students further. The DNP program is offered online. They have IT support that go above and beyond to meet any technical needs in order to successfully review and complete the online assignments. I would recommend this University because of the reasons described above, in addition to the desire the instructors have to ensure each students' success. Not to mention, the campus is beautiful with many areas available for socialization and learning.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2010

Being a student is hard so much hard work but it the same time, it's fun especially in the time you accomplished your degree
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

I was a part of a cohort group which were all students who I worked with. It was really awesome because we were all in the healthcare field of management so the material was related to our field. I learned so much from the comments and projects of the students I worked with from throughout the organization. Great environment for learning on the job so to speak.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2007

It was an excellent and affordable place to attend grad school.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

Lewis University's Organizational Leadership has really stretched my ability to learn and expand my knowledge on leading others. I have been able to bring the information I've learned into my everyday job and have seen a change in the way I work with others since I've started the program. I highly recommend this program and school if you're looking to advance as a leader.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2007

The campus was very easy to navigate and had lots of opportunities for student involvement.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

In Illinois, BSN school nurses do not get a teacher salary. We have to go back and get a school nurse certificate. Lewis University combines the school nurse certificate program toward the MSN. For a just 20 more credits I could earn my masters which is what my long term goal was anyway. This school has allowed me to speed up this process and save money. The degree is directly correlated with my work, which is so helpful.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty support and accessibility, as well as the quality of education at Lewis University is excellent. The student diversity and surrounding area leave a little to be desired.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2018

Overall, my educational experience at Lewis University is extremely valuable. I continue to grow as a leader within my organization and base my success on what I am learning at Lewis.
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