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Benedictine University
  • 4 Year
  • LISLE, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Benedictine is a private, Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,939 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Benedictine acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 46% of students, Benedictine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,000.

About

5700 COLLEGE RD
LISLE, IL 60532
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Benedictine University Rankings

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Benedictine Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1160
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$27,061 / 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
$19,122 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
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. 33 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 32 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    82%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,939 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
360
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Commuter
    82%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Resident
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
47%
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 39 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Innovative
    27%
  • High standards but socially isolated
    23%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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