Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$34,290

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
49%
400-499
35%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
46%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,023
Declined 2,827
Total Received 4,850
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Private

2,493

undergraduate students

1,908

graduate students

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108-acre, suburban campus in Lisle (population: 22,930), 25 miles from Chicago. Major airports and train serve Chicago; bus serves Joliet (17 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: O'Hare International

Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL
60532

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Senate
  • MSA-Muslim Student Association
  • AMSA-American Medical Student Association
  • The Candor-Student Newspaper
  • Programming Board

Top Events

  • Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner
  • Quad Day
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
72%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
49%
400-499
35%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
46%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.31

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,023
Declined 2,827
Total Received 4,850

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

dance

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Lacrosse, Softball, Table tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Softball, Table tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Journalism, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Organizational Behavior Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Theology/Theological Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,401

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

57%

2,493
students

Female
54%
1,347

Male
46%
1,146

43%

1,908
students

Female
70%
1,340

Male
30%
568

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

2,131
students

Female
53%
1,124

Male
47%
1,007

15%

362
students

Female
62%
223

Male
38%
139

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 69%
Student 4 year graduation rate 34%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

308

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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