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BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY - [BU], LISLE, ILLINOIS

Lisle, IllinoisLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  2718Enrollment

Benedictine University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The Benedictine University is a private Roman Catholic University which is located in Lisle, Illinois. This deemed university was established in 1887 as St. Procopius College by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in the Pilsen Community in Western Chicago.

Benedictine University Campus

This university is pretty popular among students who wish to pursue Catholic Higher Education in the USA. The university’s 108-acre wooded campus is located 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, 5 miles from downtown Naperville. The Benedictine university comprises four colleges that offer numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

Benedictine University Rankings

  • Best colleges in National Universities: #293 - 381.
  • Benedictine University: #401 and 500
  • The StateUniversity.com has ranked Benedictine University as the safest four-year campus in Illinois.

Highlights

Year of establishment1887
LocationIllions
Total ApplicantsUG: 2718, Graduate: 2222
Graduation Rate19%
University TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Application PortalCommon Application; Official website
Student Retention Rate70%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Online
Official Websitehttp://www.ben.edu/

Benedictine University Programs

  • Various programs are offered at various levels. The Benedictine University offers 50 undergraduate majors, 56 traditional undergraduate degrees, 20 traditional undergraduate minors and 8 adults accelerated undergraduate majors at the undergraduate level, 34 graduate certificates, 23 graduate programs, and 4 doctoral programs.
  • Special orientation seminars are organized for students enrolled in any of the programs offered by the university.
  • The university has made the installation of advanced technology a priority to instruct students and also to provide training to faculty to adopt technological advancements to coursework.
  • Benedictine University offers students an opportunity to find a wide range of educational opportunities and courses.

Benedictine University Campus

  • The campus of the Benedictine University, USA is a 108-acre wooded campus is located 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, 5 miles from downtown Naperville.
  • The Benedictine University comprises over 2,800 undergraduates and a total of 2,200 students.
  • Nearly 50 student organizations, honorary societies, service groups, cultural societies, and student newspapers are there in this prestigious university.
  • The college comprises four colleges namely College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business and College of Education and Health Services which offers numerous programs in various disciplines at the undergraduate, postgraduate level and the doctoral level.
  • Student Affairs consists of numerous offices that look after the needs of the students including leadership development, housing options, public service, career exploration, and community engagement and several others.
  • The students can also indulge themselves in various student clubs, guest lectures, art exhibitions and numerous musical events conducted by the university campus.

Benedictine University Housing

  • The Benedictine University, USA also offers housing facilities to students in its residence hall. However, students can also opt for housing options outside the university campus.
  • A total of 606 students are living on the university campus at present.
  • The Residence life offered by the university encourages the personal development of students through in-hall courses, academic and social activities and is also responsible for ensuring that students will get an atmosphere perfect for learning.
  • Four different types of room options are offered to students who are staying on the university's campus.
  • A large number of amenities are available to students who stay on campus.
  • Students who wish to stay in the residence hall of the university are required to fill the housing application form available on the official website of the university and submit the same.

The different type of room options available to students who are staying in the university campus are as follows:

Type of RoomAmount (USD)
Single5,000
Double3,600
Triple Suite4,000
Double Suite4,900

Some alternative options of living in off-campus residences are also available to the students.

Benedictine University Admission Process

Application Portal: University’s Official Website.

Application Fee: 40 USD

Academic Requirements:

  • An international student seeking admission in the undergraduate programs has to appear in the SAT (minimum scores- 10600 or in the ACT exam (minimum scores - 21).
  • A student from a non-English speaking country is required to appear either in the TOEFL (minimum score – 79) exam or in the IELTS exam (minimum score - 6.5).
  • Average GPA of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale for all the students.
  • Supporting Documents: Letters of Recommendation, Statement of purpose, health certificate, resume for the ones with job experience/prior experience, Visa/passport (if required)

Benedictine University Cost of Attendance

The table given below indicates the estimated cost of attendance.

Level of StudyFull-time Tuition (USD)Costs for Books and Supplies (USD)Board & Room (USD)
Undergraduate342907843600
Graduate625 – 100007843600
Doctorate1090-12507843600
Adult Accelerated Programs185 – 100007843600

Benedictine University Financial Aid for International Students

  • A limited number of scholarships are available for international students and the applicants are required to apply for the same at the time of application for admission.
  • Several scholarships, awards, grants, loans, aids, work-study, etc. are offered to students by this deemed university.
  • The scholarship amount is adjusted in the university bill and the final bill is handed over to the student.
  • Scholarships are available from various sources i.e. Benedictine University, USA and outside resources.

Financial Aid Package for International Students

AwardsBenedictine Academic Scholar Award – Ranges from 6000 – 17000USD; Scholars Program – 22400USD per year
ScholarshipJurica Scholarship – Up to 2000USD per year Birck Tellab Scholarship – Up to 2000USD per year
Work-StudyThis program offers jobs to undergraduate and graduate students who require financial aid.
LoansNumerous interest-free loan options are available to students who are financially weak to support them in their studies.

A student can also choose from a wide variety of scholarships offered by the USA.

Benedictine University Notable Alumni

  • Alumni of the Benedictine University are provided with several benefits such as access to offers made by the Credit Union of the University, Alumni Debit Card, Alumni Rewards Visa Credit Card and high-yield Certificates, Alumni Select, free access to library and health & fitness services and many more.
  • A few notable alumni of the Benedictine University, USA are as follows:
    • Rita Mayfield – Member of Illinois house of representatives
    • Yadav Nathwani – American Politician
    • Jim Ryan – Former Illinois Attorney General
    • Amy Beth Kirsten – American Composer
    • Emil John Mihalik – First Eparch of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, Ohio

Benedictine University Placement

  • The Benedictine University, USA organizes several career fairs for its students:

Fall Career Fair, Startup Career Fair, Workshops, Creative Industries Career Fair, Civil, and Environmental Career Fair, and Spring Career Fair, Teacher-Recruitment Fair, Career Link, Career Assessment Activities and many more which facilitate students in getting good jobs.

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Benedictine University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population7855
FAFSA Code001767
Application Cost$40
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$34,290 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10089161100 12%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing499448550-
Mathematics509468550-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221925 88%
English221925-
Mathematics221826-

Benedictine University Acceptance Rate

62.2%

Acceptance Rate

5337

Total Applicants

7855

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

33.6%

Male

66.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program62.2%
Total Applicants6002
Total Enrolled3731
Graduate
Graduate Programs62.2%
Total Applicants6634
Total Enrolled4124

Benedictine University Enrollment

Enrollment
Benedictine University Enrollment7855
Undergraduate Enrollment3731
Graduate Enrollment4124
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate56.1%

Attendance Cost

$34,290

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$34,290 / Year
Post Graduate Program$18,000 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,510 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,006 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,600 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,466 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,280 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,230 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,280 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
888319846899-
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