Benedictine University is a nonprofit private institution located in Lisle, IL and provides a large number of program options for students. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. About 6,900 students enroll at Benedictine University per year.
Students can pick from many areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Very common standardized test scores among students admitted to Benedictine University are in the range of 19 - 25 for the ACT exam, or 960 - 1230 on the SAT. This school has an acceptance rate of around 76% of which only 38% decided to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at ben.edu.
The cost of tuition is nearly $26,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. Student housing is available for students, which costs approximately $5,800 each year. Some students at Benedictine University may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Benedictine University Eagles participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NAIA organization. Sports available may include the following:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
Students can visit the school's http://www.ben.edu to view additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Benedictine University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Benedictine University is about 6,000. The student body is made up of 56% undergraduate students and 8% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $26,000-$32,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Part time students pay in the range of $950 to $1,100 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$15,372|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$6,325|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Benedictine University may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Benedictine University has an overall graduation rate which is around 52%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||38%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||12%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
Benedictine University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northern Athletics Conference)
- Basketball (Northern Athletics Conference)
- Football (Northern Athletics Conference)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Benedictine University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Benedictine University for official up-to-date information.