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Benedictine College is a private institution that was founded in 1859. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,086, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Benedictine College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 30. Its tuition and fees are $23,900 (2013-14).
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Benedictine College - TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
Benedictine College is located in Atchison, Kansas, on a beautiful 110 acre campus on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. The college's commitment to the development of the individual within community provides our students with the principles, knowledge and skills for a life of learning, leadership and service, so "that in all things God may be glorified."
WHAT MAKES US BENEDICTINE
-Benedictine College is rated one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Benedictine College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Benedictine College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||61.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Benedictine College is 16:1, and the school has 44.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Benedictine College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Social Sciences; Theology and Religious Vocations; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||43%|
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Benedictine College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,086, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus. Benedictine College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Benedictine College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Benedictine College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Benedictine College, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Benedictine College.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Benedictine College, 72.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,222.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$23,900 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,295 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data