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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
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  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 2,708 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Benedictine acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 51% of students, Benedictine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,200.
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
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
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
$20,017/ 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
    $16,420/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,300/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,651/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,908/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,140/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,708Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    78%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Resident
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
49%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Innovative
    32%
  • High standards but socially isolated
    21%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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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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.
I love the size of the school and how involved everyone on campus is with many different activities. Being on a small campus makes it easier to make friends and succeed better in classes due to better communication with professors. So far, I have had many great professors that are willing to help with anything that is needed. Some things I would say that could be fixed here at Benedictine is there are many updates that need to be made to the school including dorm rooms, bathrooms, computers, laundry room, and many things like this.