Lewis University in partnership with ELS

ELS On-Campus icon for UGELS Educational Service, Inc. has 55 years of experience in preparing international students for university studies. For those interested in studying at this institution but who have not currently achieved the required TOEFL score, ELS offers you the opportunity to develop your language skills to the required level at our ELS center located on the campus of this university!  In addition, we focus heavily on giving you the necessary study skills for

successful study at the university of your choice. ELS students have full access to campus facilities for the duration of their ELS program!


Lewis University offers a challenging, high-quality and personalized education at our beautiful campus about 30 minutes southwest of Chicago. We are a mid-sized university with 6,600 students (20 per class). Lewis is one of many schools sponsored by the De LaSalle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order, with more than 320 years of experience. Lewis University has 80 undergraduate (Bachelor’s) and 25 graduate (Master’s) programs that can be customized based on the specific interests and career desires. Leading programs include Business, Aviation, Computer Science, Information Security Systems, Computer Engineering and Finance. Lewis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of North Central Association (NCA). We are FAA approved. Lewis University was ranked 34th by U.S. News & World Report among the “Top Tier Colleges”, and was named “A Best Midwestern College” by The Princeton Review. Due to our great location near Chicago, there is easy highway access for commuting, internships and entertainment. Lewis University offers internship opportunities and faculty connections with global companies within the Fortune 500.


Lewis University has 12 residence halls.

Student life

There are 6,600 total students: 4,000 undergraduate and 2,600 graduate students. Lewis University is the seventh largest private college in Illinois. Many students are from the Chicago region, with international students representing nearly thirty different countries. We are located about 30 minutes from Chicago, where there is a lot of entertainment and cultural activities for all students. Lewis welcomes students of all cultures and religious faiths with a 32 percent minority population and a ratio of 60 percent Roman Catholic to 40 percent other Christian / non-Christian faiths. The university provides several on and off campus activities, and it is located near restaurants, shops, movie theaters and parks. Lewis University offers International Students a wide array of 80 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs that can be customized based on your specific interests and career desires, preparing you for an exciting and rewarding future. Plus, we’ll help make the entire process easy for you! From immigration assistance, travel coordination, airport pickup, orientation, transfer information and more, we will be there to help you every step of the way.