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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Benedictine is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,473 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Benedictine acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 50% of students, Benedictine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,000.
About Benedictine University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532
Website
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Benedictine University 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
62%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1100
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$24,039/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,353/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,455/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,334/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,008/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,387/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,473Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Commuter
    70%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • Resident
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
41%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    40%
  • Innovative
    30%
  • High standards but socially isolated
    20%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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I love to BenU Mesa branch campus! Such an awesome private school experience. It is a small campus but filled with a great environment for students. Located downtown Mesa, a fun little place. It is a great private school investment, with great programs, majors, clubs, and NAIA athletics.
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The subject matter was diverse which allowed you to explore various avenues of public health but looking back on it I think this made it harder for me to realize what area of public health was a good path for me. I recommend taking the opportunity to talk with your professors and advisors as they are often working on very inspiring projects and can offer you some advice. If I were to improve one thing about this program, it would be to incorporate more service learning opportunities for students so they can network and get experience prior to graduating.
Benedictine University is one of the best small Universities a student can choose to attend. It has a new, state of the art business school, an extremely favorable professor-student ratio and a wide variety of quality academic degree programs. Its close proximity to Chicago gives students an outstanding choice of potential internships. Over 80% of fortune 200 companies employ a Benedictine University alum and that is an impressive statistic by any reasonable measure. I would recommend this fine University to any student seeking a uniquely enriching academic experience.