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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Benedictine College is a private, Catholic college located in Atchison, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,821 undergraduate students. The Benedictine College acceptance rate is 97%. Popular majors include Theological and Ministerial Studies, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 63% of students, Benedictine College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,700.
About Benedictine College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
1020 N. Second St.
Atchison, KS 66002

Benedictine College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
895-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$24,766/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,298/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,821Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
264
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Religious or athletic
    86%
  • Charismatic
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Community of Faith and Scholarship
    48%
  • Catholic
    30%
  • Strong Community of Catholic Faith and Scholarship
    15%
  • Extremely Catholic
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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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.
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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.
Becoming a student at Benedictine College has become a great opportunity. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. The professors do everything in their power to try to help you in class. Whether it is getting help on an upcoming exam, explaining the assignments, or simply giving advice, they always make themselves available. There is always fun activities happening on campus as well. People come together to enjoy sports, holidays, dances, club activities, and many more things! Having the opportunity to study abroad is also a bonus. I love being able to experience all of the Benedictine traditions.