• Address: 5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

  • Phone Number: (630) 829-6000

  • Website: http://www.ben.edu/

About

Benedictine University is a Catholic Community based Christian university which was founded in the year 1887. It is a private not-for-profit institute established by monks of St. Procopius Abbey in the Pilsen community which is located in the west of Chicago. 

  • The graduation rate is 51%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

  • The student population is 5,892 which includes 3,228 full-time and 2,664 part-time students.

  • Benedictine University address is 5700 College Rd, Lisle, IL 60532, USA.


Benedictine University Online

Online programs are provided to those students who wish to fit schoolwork into their busy schedules. The university provides online Undergraduate and Graduate programs and Graduate Certificates.

Online programs include majors such as Business Administration, Public Health, Nursing, Management, and Organizational Behavior, Nutrition and Wellness (MSNW)

Benedictine University Login is provided for the university students to get updates regarding the current events being held in the university as well as to access assignments, projects, and course-related information provided by the faculties. Students can submit their projects and assignment online.


 Benedictine University Schools 

  • School of Business Administration

  • School of Public Health

  • School of Nursing

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

Learn More:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Lisle, Illinois

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001767

Learn More:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC

Learn More:
Why Accreditation is important?

Programmatic Accreditation

CEPH, ACEND, CCNE

Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Historically Black College or University

No

Affiliations

Belhaven University

Data Source: http://www.ben.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation - The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has accredited the university regionally.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • The Nursing programs in this university are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

  • The Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

Campus Life

  • Benedictine University Athletics - This university is synonymous with the athletic spirit and has various teams in significant sports where the students are taking active participation and are winning prizes.

  • Benedictine University Football - Financial aid program is available to the active footballers based on their performance. It is having a social media presence and a good fan following in the university.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Total Population 5,892
Student Population Full Time: 3,228 Part Time: 2,664
Gender Division Male: 37 % Female: 63 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 46 %

The College Monk

Female: 55 %

Total Graduation Rate: 51 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Benedictine University offers 17 online programs across 3 Majors

Business Management

Offering 10 programs accross 3 degrees

Health Science

Offering 6 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $40
Graduate Application Fee $40

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Benedictine University Admission ProcessBenedictine University Admissions is progressive and does not have a deadline for accepting new applications for the fall semester. It will take nearly one week to review application process at the University. An Admissions counsellor will personally contact the applicant by phone with their admission status as soon as their completed application has been received and reviewed. Benedictine University application process will be same for every level of students. The admissions requirements may vary by course or degree or students level. However, there will be some general requirements to be satisfied by the applicants to get admitted into the Benedictine university degree programs.

Benedictine University Admission Process

Apply to Benedictine University

  • The candidates should apply online for freshman admission into the university
  • The candidates should apply online using the Common Application
  • The hard copy of the application should be downloaded by the candidates

For U.S. Students

  • The applicants are required to send the official high school transcripts and official ACT/ SAT Scores to the address mentioned on Benedictine University website

For International Students

  • The students are recommended to complete their application and submit documents at least 3 months before the start of the term, in order to allow enough time to review their application
  • The applicants should send the official transcripts from all secondary schools they have attended to the address mentioned on the Benedictine University website
  • The applicants should also send the official SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores to the address mentioned on the Benedictine University website
  • The candidates must submit a foreign credit evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives or World Education Services

If the applicants did not meet the minimum admission requirements, then the admission counsellor may request to submit additional materials

  • A personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counsellor
  • Transcripts of the seventh semester

An Admissions counsellor will personally contact the applicant by phone with their admission status as soon as their completed application has been received and reviewed


 Additional International Student Requirements

  • The candidates should provide English proficiency documents if their native language is not English.
  • The international students may submit a TOEFL or IELTS test score instead of an ACT or SAT score to establish English proficiency
  • At least one test score is required for the tests: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS
    • The students should secure a minimum score of 79 in TOEFL
    • The students should secure a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS
    • The students should secure a minimum score of 500 in SAT (Critical Reading)
    • The students should secure a minimum score of 22 in ACT (English)
  • All test scores that are submitted must be official

 General Benedictine University Admission Requirements

  • The students are recommended to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from all colleges and universities they have attended previously
  • The students are recommended to have a minimum ACT score of 21
  • The students are recommended to have a minimum SAT score of 1060 (Math and Critical Reasoning combined score)
  • The candidates are required to have a minimum of 12 transferable semester hours (only for transfer students seeking for Benedictine University Admissions)
  • The candidates should not have any previous academic probation or academic dismissal

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Assistance is available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study. Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form. Benedictine University federal school code is 001767. 

  • Federal Aid includes Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans.

  • State Aid includes the Monetary Award Program.

  • The university also provides Institutional Scholarship such as Benedictine Scholars Program Award, Presidential Award, St. Benedict Transfer Award, Music Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Award, and many more.

  • Military Aid such as Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program is awarded

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,602 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $832 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loans $5,591 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $5,591 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $12,125 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant $4,334 Residents of Illinois, Demonstration of need Varies

Data Source: http://www.ben.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Benedictine Scholars Program Award $22,400 CGPA with 3.75. 27 in ACT or 1210 in SAT. Varies
Presidential Award $17,000 CGPA with 3.6 29 in ACT. Varies
St. Benedict Transfer Award $11,000 2.5-4.0 GPA Full-time enrollment. Varies
Music Scholarship $6,000 Successful completion of music audition with the Department of Music Declared major or minor in music Varies
Phi Theta Kappa Award Varies Cumulative 3.5 GPA Completed at least 12 hours of associate degree course work Varies

Data Source: http://www.ben.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $10,596 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Graduate students Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $3,403 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard Graduate students Varies

Data Source: http://www.ben.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $16,420
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,300
$48,001 - $75,000 $20,651
$75,001 - $110,000 $22,908
Over $110,000 $25,140

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 38% $4,352
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $17,475
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 42% $4,891
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $13,860
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $6,482
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $5,532
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 20,017
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 121 $8,876
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 36 $9,240
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 85 $8,721

Data Source: http://www.ben.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Video Reviews

Other Colleges You May be Interested in

Brandeis University

Brandeis University

415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

4220 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-4220

California Southern University

California Southern University

3330 Harbor Blvd Costa Mesa, California 92626

Hofstra university

Hofstra university

100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

100 International Drive Baltimore, MD 21202-1099

Adelphi University

Adelphi University

South Ave, Garden City, New York 11530-0701

Bay Path University

Bay Path University

588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

Concordia University

Concordia University

2811 NE Holman Street, Portland, Oregon 97211-6099