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.

Benedictine University which is located in Lisle, IL is a private Roman Catholic university offering several courses to the students. Benedictine University occupies a total area of about 108 acres. It was in 1887 when the Benedictine University was founded. The motto of the Benedictine University is Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus (Latin) and its official colors are red and white. The total enrolment stands at 5,100 students at Benedictine University. Around 2,884 and 2216 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 364 faculty. Around 54% of the students are females and 46% are males. Notably, Benedictine University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At BU around 42% are white, 18% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 15% are Asian. Moreover, around 84% of the students are 24 and under. In its 133 years of existence, BU has produced several known personalities like Daniel L. Ryan, Jim Ryan, Rita Mayfield, and Amy Beth Kirsten. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, BU offers around 324 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ADiA (American Dietetic Association), CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), and HLC Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact

Address

5700 College Rd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6308296000
Fax: 6308296456
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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

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

It is moderately difficult to secure admission in Benedictine University. The university takes in a few number of students and is selective. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $40, as part of the admission process at BU. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 990-1163, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at Benedictine University is 22. However, those getting an ACT score less than 19 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900, or call (630) 829-6000.

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

The annual cost is the one year cost to attend the university. Benedictine University is a not for profit private institution so the expense to attend is quite affordable as the cost to attend might be lowest than some of the state and national schools. The cost to attend for an undergraduate, graduate, certificate courses may vary. 

This section will provide you with information regarding the average annual cost to attend the university while giving the information regarding the other expenses also.

The average annual tuition fees of the university are $32,700. Whereas the average net price amounts to $25,508. 

On average the total one year cost comes around $50,006.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

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

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,126 per year. Benedictine University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at BU costs around $3,570 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At BU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 46% and 54%, respectively.

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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