Tuition & Fees

$34,290

$34,290

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
18%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
54%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,318
Declined + 2,016
Total Received 5,334
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Private (nonprofit)

2,885

undergraduate students

2,216

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Health Science
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1707
ACT 1132

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Location

School Facts

Benedictine University, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 108-acre campus is located in Lisle, IL, 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,101
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Lisle, IL

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

Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
40%
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
12%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
18%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
54%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,318
Declined + 2,016
Total Received 5,334

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Edward G. Robinson
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 888 829-6363
F: 630 829-6301
admissions@ben.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 630 829-6108
F: 630 829-6101
financialaid@ben.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Maria Lee
Director, Financial Aid
mlee@ben.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Women's

Dance

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Aerobics, Bags, Basketball, Bowling, Cardio Kickboxing, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Mark Mchorney (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Athletics Conference
Mascot
Eagle
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Bilingual Journalism
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business/Economics
Chemistry
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Clinical Laboratory Science
Clinical Psychology
Communication Arts
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Economics
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
English Language/Literature
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Exercise/Sports Studies
Finance
Fine Arts
Food/Nutrition Management
Global Studies
Graphic Arts/Design
Health Education/Promotion
Health Science
Higher Education/Organizational Change
History
Human Resource Management
Integrative Physiology
International Business/Economics
International Studies
Linguistics
Management
Management Information Systems
Management/Organizational Behavior
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Humanities
Music
Music Education
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nutrition
Nutrition/Dietetics
Nutrition/Wellness
Nutritional Sciences
Organization Development
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Radiation Therapy
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Taxation
Theology
Undecided
Values/Driven Leadership
Writing/Publishing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Health Science
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

5,101

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

57%

2,885
students

Female
48%
1,393

Male
52%
1,492

43%

2,216
students

Female
75%
1,658

Male
25%
558

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

2,473
students

Female
47%
1,162

Male
53%
1,311

15%

412
students

Female
57%
231

Male
43%
181

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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
17%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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