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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeB
Benedictine College is an above-average private, Catholic college located in Atchison, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,928 undergraduate students. The Benedictine College acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Theological and Ministerial Studies, Elementary Education, and Finance. Graduating 60% of students, Benedictine College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,700.
NAIA Division I
Heart of America Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Benedictine College Reviews
Benedictine is what you make it. Some of my peers and friends had a poor experience with the academics or the social life – but they also took the "easy A" classes that didn't require much effort and therefore didn't teach much, didn't push themselves to take harder but more stimulating classes that could have only earned them a B, and didn't seek out supportive friend groups. In my experience, and those of other friends of mine, most of the professors at Benedictine are happy to teach you as much as you want to know, there are many social opportunities for everyone regardless of whether you're Catholic or from the Midwest or in sports or not, and yes, there are real parties if you know where to look! The monks on campus even brew their own beer. So if you're going to college to get the piece of paper and get out...yes, you can do that at Benedictine. But if you're going to learn as much as possible, then also yes. You can definitely do that.
I was hoping to major in art, and then graphic design when it became a major, and whereas there is a lot happening in development and growth in those academic departments right now, I found it was insufficient to fuel my development as an artist and I felt unprepared for a professional career. The general education courses I took were excellent. The campus and academic facilities are lovely and well kept. However there was something left to be desired in student care and wellfare, and I think the school could benefit in offering student care in student guidance, nursing, and therapy. The faith life on campus was also a major part of my positive experience there.
Benedictine is incredible! As a student pursuing a degree in science, the basis of liberal arts academics equips me to competently communicate knoweldge and understanding with peers and professionals in my field of study.