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Tuition & Fees

$32,170

$32,170

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,560
Declined + 420
Total Received 1,980
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Private (nonprofit)

3,347

undergraduate students

2,607

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Health Science
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1707
ACT 1132

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
9%
24-29
21%
18-23
49%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
25%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
54%
12-17
15%
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School Facts

Benedictine University, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 108-acre campus is located in Lisle, IL, 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,954
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Lisle, IL

108-acre, suburban campus in Lisle (population: 22,757), 25 miles from Chicago. Major airports and train serve Chicago; bus serves Joliet (17 miles).

Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
47%
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
12%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
9%
24-29
21%
18-23
49%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
25%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
54%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,560
Declined + 420
Total Received 1,980

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Kari Gibbons
Vice President for Enrollment Services
P: 888 829-6363
F: 630 829-6301
admissions@ben.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,793,444
State $3,949,181
Institutional $915,928
Other external
Total $10,658,553

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $26,406,995
Other external $258,368
Total $26,665,363

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Athletics Conference
Mascot
Eagle
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Bilingual Journalism
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business with Science Applications
Chemistry
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Clinical Laboratory Science
Clinical Life Science/Perfusion Technology
Clinical Psychology
Communication Arts
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Economics
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
English Language/Literature
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Exercise/Sports Studies
Finance
Global Studies
Graphic Arts/Design
Health Science
Higher Education
History
Human Resource Management
International Business/Economics
International Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Management/Organizational Behavior
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Health Informatics
Music
Music Education
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nutrition
Nutrition/Wellness
Organization Development
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Professional Health
Psychology
Public Health
Radiation Therapy
Science Content/Process
Social Science
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Taxation
Theology
Undecided
Values/Driven Leadership
Writing/Publishing
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Undergraduate

56%

3,347
students

Female
56%
1,891

Male
44%
1,456

Graduate

44%

2,607
students

Female
71%
1,851

Male
29%
756

undergraduateFull-time

82%

2,756
students

Female
56%
1,535

Male
44%
1,221

undergraduatePart-time

18%

591
students

Female
61%
356

Male
39%
235

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

75%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Countries most often represented China
Denmark
France
Japan
Mexico
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Carol Swett
Director
630 829-6355
cswett@ben.edu

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