Overview

Applicants
2,108
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.39

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

ACT Composite
20 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
August 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
577
with Terminal Degree
209

295
Women
282
Men
113
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Journalism, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Science

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Rev. Daniel W. Kucera OSB
Arch Bishop,Dubuque, Iowa

David Reynolds
co-writer of Finding Nemo

Mary Lissak Giger
Specialist in Cancer Research

Honorable Manuel Barbosa
Federal Judge, US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois

Jim Ryan
Former Attorney General, State of Illinois

Jeffrey K. Swallow, PhD.
Owner, Magnetrol. President & CEO

Lisa Airan, M.D.
Dermatologist

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,004

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,781

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,132

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,260

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,527

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$25,950
Required Fees
$1,000
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,450

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,650

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,960
Out of State
8%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

18.37%
Asian
7.66%
African-American
10.02%
Hispanic
44.12%
Caucasian
19.24%
Unknown
1.56%
International

58% female
42% male
8% are out of state
82% are full time
18% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
22%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
43%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
94

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
40
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Eagles)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Eagles)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wheaton College

Sustainability

Green Rating
66

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
13

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
83%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Educational pricing extended to all Benedictine Faculty, Staff and students via a local Compaq Educational Reseller. CDW-G

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Enrollment Center
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532-0900

Phone
630-829-6300

Email
admissions@ben.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Jurica Nature Museum
Kindlon Hall and Benedictine Library
Birck Hall of Science
Krasa Center: Chapel, cafeteria, snack bar
The Sports Complex
Coal Ben

Most Popular Places Off Campus
25 miles from downtown Chicago
4 miles from downtown Naperville
Morton Arboretum
AMC Theatre
Four Lakes (ski hill, pub and restaurant)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@ben.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Benedictine University is at the intersection of Maple Avenue (55 St. east-west) and College Road, which is called Yackley Avenue north of Maple and Wehrli south of 75th Street. The campus is about two miles west of I-355 and one mile south of IL 34 (Ogden Avenue). By train Metra, the Chicago area commuter rail system, runs from Lisle to downtown Chicago and back seven days a week. For train schedules, call (630) 968-3916 or visit www.metrarail.com. Cab service is available for the two-mile trip from the station to campus. From O'Hare International Airport Benedictine University is about 30 minutes southwest of O'Hare International Airport. Take I-294 south to I-88. Go west on I-88 to I-355 south. Go south to the Maple Avenue exit and west to the University. From Midway Airport Benedictine University is 30 minutes northwest of Midway Airport. Take I-55 south to the I-355 exit. Go north to the Maple Avenue exit and west to the University.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Chicago Take I-294 or I-290 to I-88. Go west on I-88 to I-355 south. Take the Maple Avenue exit west (right turn) for about two miles. The campus is on the left side. From the north or south suburbs Take the I-355 North-South Tollway to the Maple Avenue exit. The University is about two miles west of the Tollway. From the south Take I-55 to the I-355 exit. Take the Maple Avenue exit west to the University.

Local Accommodations
Hyatt Lisle 1400 Corporetum Drive Lisle, IL (630) 442-6003 Hilton Lisle 3003 Corporate West Drive Lisle, IL 630) 245-7623 Wyndham Lisle 3000 Warrenville Road Lisle, IL (630) 577-6011 Hickory Ridge Marriott Conference Hotel 1195 Summerhill Drive, Lisle, IL 630) 971-6937
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Key Stats

2,108
Applicants
2,960
Size
69%
Acceptance Rate

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