Benedictine University

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5700 College Road

Lisle, IL 60532

Phone: (630) 829-6000
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Benedictine University is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,724, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 108 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Benedictine University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $25,850 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1887
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $11,198,198


When applying to Benedictine University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Benedictine University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

Benedictine University has 68.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Benedictine University include: Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General; Psychology, General; Educational Leadership and Administration, General; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate 37%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 30%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 23%
Psychology, General 10%
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 8%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7%

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Student Life

Benedictine University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,724, with a gender distribution of 38.6 percent male students and 61.4 percent female students. At this school, 23 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77 percent of students live off campus. Benedictine University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,516
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Benedictine University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Benedictine University 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). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Benedictine University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Benedictine University, 76.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,229.

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Tuition and fees $25,850 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,220 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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