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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Benedictine is a private, Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,473 undergraduate students. The Benedictine acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 47% of students, Benedictine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,000.
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532
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About Benedictine University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

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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
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$25,508/ 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
$18,891/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
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
Part-Time Undergrads
411
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
44%
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
43%
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
47%
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 Benedictine University! The neighborhood is nice and quiet. Also downtown Naperville is a couple minutes away with many stores and restaurants. I play lacrosse there and know the athletic department is helpful and friendly to everyone. The campus is small but beautiful with clean, chemical free landscapes and a quad for everyone to use. Some teachers are better than others (like every campus), but it’s easy to learn about each professor through students or even rate my professor.
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Benedictine University is an amazing school for business and healthcare professionals. There are many things to do, and the school is a very fun environment. The dorms do need a little bit of work especially the boys' dorm. It is by Downtown Naperville so ordering food is accessible. The cafeteria food is not the best, but there are many different options. It is a very diverse environment to be in, and it is a great school. There are small class sizes which is one of the biggest things I love. The professors are all PhD's so they are very experienced.
Benedictine University is a good school if you are looking into the science/pre med field as well as business field. they are very well known for there pre med programs and they also have a 4+1 program which helps you to obtain a masters in 5 years. The people there are very welcoming and really care a bout community. With that being said however, the campus is relatively small, so some people might feel suffocated here and it is harder to have the full college experience because it is a catholic university. It also extremely expensive to attend this school and the dorms are not worth staying in. Overall this is a decent university and if you don't small quiet environments and are only focused on academics solely then, it may be the university for you. However, if your are looking for a full college experience with more people, parties, nice living, etc, then it probably isn't for you and you should save your money.