About Benedictine University

Founded in 1929, Benedictine University. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,171 full time undergraduate students, and 2,721 full time graduate students.

The Benedictine University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 144 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Benedictine University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,15% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Benedictine University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Benedictine University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    49 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    37 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    60 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    72 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    73 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    73 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    73 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    73 Students rated academics 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Benedictine University?

18 Students rated Benedictine University

Jillian - 09/23/2020

I attended the branch off of BenU at the Mesa campus in Arizona. Because we have such a small community, it is very easy to build a good relationship with the staff and professors who represent Benedictine. Overall, my experience has been great with many Professors whom I can say want to see me succeed.


October 28, 2015 Benedictine University implies its mission upon religious beliefs and is one of the reasons that I choose the college as my choice to pursue my MPH. However, after working with the admission and financial aid departments I discovered that those departments are based upon a more demonic assertion rather than a religious belief. Indeed, if the admission and financial aid departments are demons than the classes must be taught by no other thing but Satan. Therefore, I would not attend Benedictine University because it has not affiliated itself with any religious intent and has asserted unwanted hate and confusion within a religious organization. John


I love it. It's a small, close-knit community, where you have so much to do. Benedictine University is like a big family. Professors are mostly available, we have decently small class sizes, and people here care for one another. Looking back, I wouldn't have chosen another place to go for college.


Small school, easy to get around... The choice of classes is a bit limiting. There is not much around the campus to walk to and the food is sub-par.

Benedictine University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Benedictine University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Benedictine University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The summer of my high school graduation was very different from any other summer in my life. Normally, I would have been excited about taking a trip to Puerto Rico to visit my grandparents. But this summer was different. After taking off my graduation cap, I immediately started packing for my trip to Florida. And there were no plans for Disney World this time. I was preparing for college. And I was the first in my family to do so. Now, six years later, I'm planning to re-attend. I can't say the falling economy has been kind to me. Even with an A.S., I've found it difficult to find a job no matter where I go. Frustrating it may be, I can only imagine how I would have felt if I only had my high school diploma. It's tough for everyone right now. And the only way to stay on top is to further my education. It's easy to wait for things to get better. But my education has opened up so many doors for me in the past. College taught me that it's better to take action than to wait.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Friendly, diverse and very approachable.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend Benedictine University should be someone who is dedicated to themself and wants to go further then a high school diploma.

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  5. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is very science orientated with difficult classes and teachers with high expectations because several students attending here want to go into the medical field.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There campus and enivorment is amazing everybody there are so friendly it's also close to home and family are able to interact with me

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    to stay proactive and not reactive...start with a really good start, it'll help you a lot during your last years of college

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are no recreational areas for students to just relax.There is no wifi available, and the meals on campus are not the best around. There is no transporational avaible for studnets who do not own cars for them to go to stores or downtown for food.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The school has an excellent academic reputation for health sciences, which is the field of study I chose. I feel I received an excellent undergraduate education, and was well prepared for graduate school.

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  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about this school is its size. If you really like the small-school atmosphere, this school is perfect for you. If you prefer larger campuses and larger class sizes, this school might not be right for you.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you're not a Science major, and you're more into a bigger school, don't go here.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype may be that since Benedictine is a Catholic University, that the student body is primarily Catholic and there is little tolerance for other religions. This stereotype is not accurate, there are students from various religious backgrounds and its also a very ethnically diverse.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    My experience at Benedictine University has been a unique journey of learning through discovery, quality academics, and strong community. Academics I am a Master of Public Health student who will be graduating in the spring. At first, I wasn’t sure if an online program would be able to meet my needs because I tend to learn best hands on. However, I soon found out that the online program and the onsite campus experience are both outstanding. At Benedictine University I was challenged by the courses, engaged by the discussions, and actively learned about my field of study. Some courses required group projects which allowed me real world experience on how to collaborate with different perspectives to achieve a final goal. I also have gained invaluable experience on conducting presentations using multi-media, project management, and coordinating wellness events. Job Preparation I am currently working as Medical Technologist, and I am applying for jobs right now that directly pertain to my field of study in public health using the Benedictine Career website. This website is a wonderful resource available to BU students where companies can post jobs for students in all Majors. There is no need to stress about finding a job after graduating, because the career placement center is very helpful. Financial Aid With the rising costs of education, deciding how to pay for school is an important decision. Fortunately, BU has several ways to assist students with paying for college through competitive scholarships, financial aid assistance, and payment plan options through Sallie Mae. Challenges Many students, including myself have faced challenges at BU. I would say the biggest challenge is keeping up with the intense workload in some courses. What has worked well for me is to openly communicate with my professor about any confusion or if I need help. Also, students should be prepared to commit to several hours per week of study, reading, and writing (depending on whether full-time or part-time). Lessons for Life Not only do I feel that Benedictine has me academically prepared to enter the field of Public Health, but I feel the need to make a positive impact on the community. I am a person who places great importance on public service. I am a volunteer for St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Salvation Army, and as a member of Healthy Quest at work. I take great pride in helping others and would like to pass on the life lessons that I’ve learned at Benedictine to others. Benedictine is a university where any student will feel proud to be a part of—it stands for integrity, uniqueness, and success. There are supportive faculty members that genuinely want me to succeed as well as driven students who were not only my classmates but became my friends. As I reflect on my challenges and triumphs as a student, I am so glad that I made the right choice!

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Off campus there a various opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community at local churches, hospitals, and other organizations.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Benedictine University receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 74% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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