Tuition & Fees

$28,480

$28,480

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
20%
500-599
32%
400-499
27%
300-399
10%
700-800
11%
600-699
27%
500-599
29%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
30-36
28%
24-29
30%
18-23
33%
12-17
9%
30-36
8%
24-29
45%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
30-36
15%
24-29
41%
18-23
39%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,132
Declined + 50
Total Received 2,182
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Private (nonprofit)

2,259

undergraduate students

71

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Management
  3. Theology
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Codes

SAT 6056
ACT 1444

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School Facts

Benedictine is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. It is the product of the 1971 merger of St. Benedict's Abbey, founded in 1859, and St. Scholastica's Academy, founded in 1924; coeducation was adopted in 1971. Its 100-acre campus is located in Atchison, Kansas.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,330
Established in 1859
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Atchison, KS

120-acre campus in Atchison (population: 10,771), 25 miles from Kansas City. Major airport and train serve Kansas City; bus serves St. Joseph, MO (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Benedictine College
1020 North Second Street
Atchison, KS 66002

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
81%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
20%
500-599
32%
400-499
27%
300-399
10%
700-800
11%
600-699
27%
500-599
29%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
30-36
28%
24-29
30%
18-23
33%
12-17
9%
30-36
8%
24-29
45%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
30-36
15%
24-29
41%
18-23
39%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,132
Declined + 50
Total Received 2,182

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Pete Helgensen
Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 800 467-5340
F: 913 367-5462
bcadmiss@benedictine.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Mascot
Ravens
School colors
maroon and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminology
Dance
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering/Physics
English
Evangelization/Catechesis
Finance
Foreign Languages
French
General Engineering
History
International Business
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Music Education
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
School Leadership
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Strength/Conditioning
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts Management
Theology
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Undergraduate

97%

2,259
students

Female
54%
1,227

Male
46%
1,032

Graduate

3%

71
students

Female
45%
32

Male
55%
39

undergraduateFull-time

85%

1,939
students

Female
54%
1,042

Male
46%
897

undergraduatePart-time

15%

320
students

Female
58%
185

Male
42%
135

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

98

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Japan
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Daniel Musso
Director, International Program
913 367-5340
dmusso@benedictine.edu

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