BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY - [BU], LISLE, ILLINOIS - ADMISSION

Lisle, IllinoisLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  2718Enrollment

Benedictine University Admission 2020-2s021, Requirements, Deadlines & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Aishwarya Bhatnagar

Benedictine University Admissions for the class of 2022 admitted applicants with an academically exceptional performance. Around top 12% of the admitted students ranked in the top tenth of their high school graduating class. An above average acceptance rate of 62% was indicated for the 2018 admissions.

At Benedictine University, no Early Action or Early Decision admissions are offered. The minimum GPA required for admission was 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale. Test scores accepted were higher than average for SAT I and ACT English for admissions.

  • Applications for UG are accepted for Fall and Spring semesters. While PG admission applications are accepted for Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter.
  • International students are advised to submit their application three months prior to the intended study semester.
  • There is no application fee for prospective undergraduate and transfer students.
  • Students must accept their admission offer maximum by May 1 and, pay the tuition deposit.

Highlights

Application PortalUG: Common/Official Online/Offline Application
PG: Printable Application
Application FeeUG: No fee
PG: 40 USD
Acceptance Rate62%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Average SAT Score (combined)1060
Average ACT Score21
International Application DeadlinesUG/PG: Varies
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsUG: Fall/Spring
PG: Fall/Spring/Winter/Summer
Work ExperienceMBA
Financial AidAvailable

Benedictine University Admission Deadlines

Benedictine University admissions accept applications for:

  • Fall and Spring sessions- UG
  • Fall, Spring, Winter and Summer- PG

The application submission deadlines for international students are given below:

Term/SemesterDeadlines
Undergraduate/Transfer Applications
FallFebruary 1
SpringOctober 1
Postgraduate Applications
FallQuarter: August 1
Semester: June 1
SpringQuarter: January 1
Semester: October 1
WinterQuarter: November 1
SummerQuarter: March 1

Benedictine University International Admissions

Along with the basic requirements, international students must fulfil some additional requirements. Following are the additional requirements that must be satisfied if seeking admission at Benedictine University:

Application Submission Requirements:

International students must ensure that they submit the following documents along with their applications:

  • Official transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official and certified copies of translated transcripts.

English Language Requirements:

International students must prove English language proficiency by submitting scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at Benedictine University:

  • TOEFL (IBT): 79
  • IELTS: 6.5

Benedictine University Undergraduate Admissions

More than 66UG programs are offered by the Benedictine University. The average GPA accepted for the class of 2022 admissions, was close to 3.34. Prospective students must submit their applications three months prior to the intended study term.

Application Portal: Common Application/International Undergraduate Application/Offline Application

Application Fee: No fee

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the 2018 admissions are as follows:

  • SAT I Critical Reading: 500
  • ACT English: 22

Supporting Documents: Official and sealed transcripts; official high school transcripts, recommendation forms completed by the school counsellor, test scores and a personal statement.

International Transfer Admission Requirements: Admission requirements for transfer students is the same as for undergraduate admissions. Deadlines, application fee, required documents and admission procedure is uniform. The requirements that vary are:

  • GPA required for admission is 2.0.
  • Apply via either Common Application or International Transfer Admissions.

Benedictine University Graduate Admissions

Benedictine University offers admissions under 18 masters and 4 doctoral programs to prospective applicants. The admission process is uniform across all courses, including application fee, test scores, deadlines, required documents, application portal, etc.

Some of the popularly opted courses at Benedictine University are given below:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MS in Business Analytics
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MS in Accountancy
  • MS in Clinical Psychology

Application Portal: International Graduate Application/Offline Application

Application Fee: 40 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either TOEFL/IELTS score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 2 years. The minimum scores that were accepted for the 2018 admissions are as follows:

  • TOEFL (IBT): 79
  • IELTS: 6.5

Supporting Documents: One-page goal statement, letter of reference by an academic/professional individual, resume (MBA) and work experience.

Note: Including some work/professional experience for courses like MBA.

On the whole, the admissions at Benedictine University have been moderately selective. Enrollment at Benedictine for 2018, was around 5,334 in total. The admission decisions are released after 12 weeks, post-application submission.

Thus, to ensure a spot at Benedictine University, prospective applicants must have an academically good background, high grades, above-average test scores and an average GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 point scale.

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