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Catholic Profile

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 field 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 preparation to enter the job market.

We promise our students a diverse, caring community in which they can become better learners, better leaders, and better 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



Located in downtown Mesa, Arizona, Benedictine’s newest branch campus features Gillett Hall, one of the most advanced educational facilities in the Southwest. This academic building has nine classrooms, a nutrition lab featuring kitchenettes with residential appliances; an interactive classroom with non-traditional, flexible furniture; a computer lab; and three general classrooms. Campus housing is available at the nearby Phoenix Marriott Mesa.

Majors and degrees
Undergraduate majors include Accounting, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Fine Arts, Management and Organizational Behavior, Nutrition, Psychology, and Theology, in addition to a minor in Religious Studies.
Next Generation Learning offers a curriculum that is problem based, technology enhanced, and focused on application, decision making, and problem solving—not memorization and repetition.

Admission recommendations
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or better
• Rank in the top 50% of their high school graduating class
• Letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor.
• ACT and SAT scores optional

Student activities and athletics
Students can participate in a number of activities and interest clubs, such as student senate, InterFaith Council, and the student newspaper, or create their own. Club sports in men’s and women’s cross-country, golf, tennis, and volleyball begin in fall 2014.