Going to college should be an experience where you matter—where your hopes and dreams can be realized thanks to attentive faculty who work side-by-side with students.
A place where you can develop your passion—and turn it into a career. A place where you can make a difference now and throughout your lifetime. At Benedictine we put you first.
Benedictine’s main campus is located in Lisle, Illinois, 25 miles west of Chicago in a beautiful suburban location minutes from downtown Naperville. BenU has 20 buildings, including the new Goodwin Hall of Business, featuring a Bloomberg trading lab and large auditorium; 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. BenU is the safest four-year school in Illinois, according to stateuniversity.com.
Scholarships and financial aid
Our experienced staff of financial aid advisors can show you how you can afford the cost of a private education at Benedictine. Many of our students receive financial aid through loans, scholarships and grants, tuition remission, and employment opportunities. Our average freshman financial aid package was $23,248, and 99% of freshmen received some form of financial aid in the 2015–2016 school year. Benedictine is ranked among the top 10 schools in Illinois and the top 20% nationwide for return on investment (ROI), according to the 2016 PayScale Inc. ROI Report for colleges with the best value.
Turn your passion into a career
At Benedictine you will find a diverse, caring community. You will find knowledgeable faculty who care about you and your success and forward-focused academics that continually offer new resources and career opportunities. We offer recognized and challenging programs in science, business, health, education, and the liberal arts. Our academic and career counselors will help guide you to the career path that is right for you.
An education with heart
We extend God’s love to others, no matter who they are or where they are in their faith journey. We believe that an education steeped in Benedictine and Catholic values better prepares students to be contributors and difference-makers in their homes, their communities, and the world. Our graduates have the skills and experience to collaborate cohesively and communicate positively with others who are different from themselves. We provide an education with heart—one that prepares you to succeed at work and in life.
Benedictine offers more than 60 clubs to join and a whole lot more to do, such as concerts, Homecoming, service opportunities, Mardi Gras, Springfest, lectures, seminars, Family Weekend, and way too much to type here. You will also be close to all the shopping, dining, and entertainment the area has to offer, including picturesque downtown Naperville, the thriving city of Chicago, and everything else in between.
Continue your athletic career or cheer for a team
Benedictine Eagles compete on the NCAA Division III level in 19 men’s and women’s sports, including baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track & field, and more. We have won 75 conference championships and made 65 NCAA team appearances. Intramural athletic programs are also available. Go Eagles!
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Traditional Undergraduate Majors
• Bilingual Journalism
• Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
• Biology (BA)
• Biology (BS)
• Business Analytics
• Business and Economics
• Business with Science Applications
• Clinical Laboratory Science
• Clinical Life Science (Perfusion Technology, Respiratory Care)
• Communication Arts
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Diagnostic Medical Sonography
• Elementary Education
• Engineering Science
• English Language and Literature
• Environmental Science
• Exercise and Sports Studies
• Global Studies
• Graphic Arts and Design
• Health Science
• Human Resource Management
• International Business and Economics
• International Studies
• Management and Organizational Behavior
• Medical Humanities
• Music Education
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Physical Education
• Political Science
• Radiation Therapy
• Social Science
• Special Education
• Studio Art
• Writing and Publishing
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant