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Undergrad Profile

Benedictine University believes an education should do more than prepare students for work—it should prepare students for life. 

Benedictine University believes an education should do more than prepare students for work—it should prepare students for life. 

Benedictine University promises its students an affordable and attainable undergraduate and graduate education infused with the Benedictine values—values such as an appreciation for living and working in a community, an emphasis on a life lived in balance, a concern for the environment, and a commitment to academic excellence.

We promise our students faculty who make learning their first priority. Our faculty work side by side with students, whether delving into life’s greatest mysteries in the laboratory or preparing tax returns for the elderly and underprivileged. Our classes are taught by faculty with the highest degrees in their fields who mentor, counsel, and advise.

We promise our students a support system dedicated to their success, including academic tutors to ensure their progress in the classroom; caring, helpful staff in areas of financial aid, student life, and athletics; and career specialists and alumni who
help provide comprehensive prep
aration to enter the job market.

We promise our students a diverse, caring community in which they can become better learners, leaders, and world citizens. Benedictine is one of the most diverse universities in the country, and we believe that by introducing students to people of different races, political stances, and religious beliefs, we better prepare them for life.

Benedictine University. Student learning and success is our first priority.

Benedictine University is known for
outstanding programs in science, business, health, education, and the liberal arts. Expert faculty, comprehensive courses, meaningful majors, small class sizes, and a low student-faculty ratio challenge and exhilarate students.

Financial aid
Many Benedictine students receive financial aid through loans, scholarships and grants, tuition remission, and employment opportunities. To apply, students must complete the following forms:
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• Benedictine University application for admission




Benedictine University Main Campus in Lisle, Illinois 

Benedictine University, founded in 1887 by the monks of St. Procopius Abbey, is a Catholic university in the Benedictine tradition that offers excellent science, business, health, and education programs and a values-centered liberal arts
education to more than 3,800 undergraduate and nearly 2,400 graduate students of diverse ages, religions, races, and national origins.

Benedictine University’s main campus is located in Lisle, Illinois, 25 miles west of Chicago on a rolling, tree-covered 108-acre campus of 22 buildings, including the Kindlon Hall of Learning, the Birck Hall of Science, the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex, and the Rice Center, which features an 11,000-sq. ft. fitness center and advanced training facilities.The 125,000-sq. ft. Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The building will feature innovative classrooms, study areas, offices, a state-of-the-art trading laboratory, a 600-seat auditorium, Starbucks café, and space to house the University’s stellar undergraduate and graduate programs.

Majors and degrees
Benedictine offers 53 traditional undergraduate majors through four colleges, leading to degrees in the following:
• Bachelor of Arts
• Bachelor of Fine Arts
• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Bachelor of Science

Programs for adults
• 16 graduate programs
• Four doctoral programs

Admission requirements
• A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or better
• A cumulative ACT score of 21 or higher
• A class rank in the top 50% of your high school graduating class

Student activities and athletics
Students can participate in more than 40 extracurricular and academic organizations. Benedictine is also highly competitive in athletics.
• Benedictine Eagles compete on the NCAA Division III level in 20 sports.
• Benedictine has won 72 conference championships and made 63 NCAA team appearances.
• Intramural athletic programs are available.

Areas of Study

• Accounting
• Bilingual Journalism
• Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Business Analytics
• Business and Economics
• Business with Science Applications
• Chemistry
• Clinical Laboratory Science
• Clinical Life Science
• Communication Arts
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Diagnostic Medical Sonography
• Economics
• Elementary Education
• Engineering Science
• English Language and Literature
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Science
• Exercise and Sports Studies
• Finance
• Fine Arts
• Global Studies
• Graphic Arts and Design
• Health Science
• History
• Human Resource Management
• International Business and Economics
• International Studies
• Management and Organizational Behavior
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Medical Humanities
• Music
• Music Education
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Nutrition
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Radiation Therapy
• Social Science
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Special Education
• Studio Art
• Theology
• Writing and Publishing