63%

Acceptance Rate

$18,891

Avg.Financial Aid

001767

FAFSA Code

About Benedictine University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,940

Website

www.ben.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.


Online Education at Benedictine University

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).

Location & Contact

Address

5700 College Rd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6308296000
Fax: 6308296000
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Rankings

  • Forbes magazine named Benedictine among 'America's Top Colleges' for the sixth consecutive year in 2016.

  • Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2016

  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked the university at number 221 in 'National Universities' and 261st in 'High School Counselor Rankings'.

  • The review of the university states that students receive support from the faculty and the staff is fantastic.

  • The online programs are flexible and industry-oriented.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

63%

SAT Range

980 - 1188

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

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

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  • 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

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$25,508

Average Annual Cost

$32,700

Books And Supplies

$1,510

Other Fees

$1,590

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,126

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,080

Total One Year Cost

$50,006

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

72%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$102

Faculty Overview

47%

Male Professors

53%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

121 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

87 Graduates

Psychology, General

83 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

82 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

73 Graduates

Biology, General

53 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

42 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

40 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

35 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

25 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

25 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

23 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

23 Graduates

Marketing

22 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

15 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

14 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

12 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

7 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

6 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

6 Graduates

Computer Science

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

6 Graduates

Sociology

6 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

5 Graduates

International Business

5 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

4 Graduates

Engineering Science

4 Graduates

Music

4 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

4 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

3 Graduates

Physics

3 Graduates

Chemistry

1 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

1 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

1 Graduates

History

1 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

1 Graduates

Journalism

1 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1 Graduates

Philosophy

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,718

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

37%

Full-time

87%

Part-time

13%

Students Gender

Male

46%

US National: 44%

Female

54%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

43% White

16% Unknown

8% Black

17% Hispanic

0 Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

14% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

34%

Out Of State

66%

In State

0

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$80,587 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 41% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

41%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,798/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,570/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,570/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Eagle

School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Total Male Athletes

425

Total Female Athletes

252

Intramural Sports

9

Sports Club

1

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Track and Field

Volleyball

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$40,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$49,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$13,576

$29,688

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$141 - 308

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$18,891

Students Receiving Federal Grants

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,635

Students Receiving State Aid

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,497

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$15,185

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$23,183

$30K - $48K

$20,454

$48K - $75K

$19,414

$75K - $110K

$19,613

> $110K

$14,852

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$11,372,182

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$28,016,403

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

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