Tuition & Fees

$29,530

$29,530

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
29%
500-599
41%
400-499
16%
300-399
2%
30-36
30%
24-29
34%
18-23
25%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%
12-17
12%
30-36
18%
24-29
45%
18-23
32%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,307
Declined + 60
Total Received 2,367
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Private (nonprofit)

2,071

undergraduate students

96

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 2,167
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

Atchison, KS

120-acre campus in Atchison (population: 10,679), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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
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% 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
12%
600-699
29%
500-599
41%
400-499
16%
300-399
2%
30-36
30%
24-29
34%
18-23
25%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%
12-17
12%
30-36
18%
24-29
45%
18-23
32%
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 2,307
Declined + 60
Total Received 2,367

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
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

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,698

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,730
Room $5,430
Board $2,390
Additional fees $800
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $38,550
Average Financial Aid - $23,698
Total with Avg. Aid $14,852
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 467-5340
F: 913 367-5462
bcadmiss@benedictine.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Tony Tanking
Director of Financial Aid
ttanking@benedictine.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Rugby

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Athletic Directors

Charlie Gartenmayer (men's)
Athletic Director
email

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Management
  3. Theology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

2,167

total students

24%

in-state

76%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

2,071
students

Female
55%
1,133

Male
45%
938

4%

96
students

Female
67%
64

Male
33%
32

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

1,806
students

Female
54%
973

Male
46%
833

13%

265
students

Female
61%
160

Male
39%
105

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
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

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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

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

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
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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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