Overview

Applicants
2,249
Acceptance Rate
98%
Average HS GPA
3.52

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
485 - 645
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
181
with Terminal Degree
79

108
Men
73
Women
9
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious Education
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Wangaari Maathai
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 2004

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,459

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,422

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,828

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,674

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
2,100
Out of State
74%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

1.28%
Asian
3.45%
African-American
5.37%
Hispanic
82.00%
Caucasian
2.56%
Unknown
3.30%
International

52% female
48% male
74% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
84%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Ms. Camille Osborn

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
38
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Ravens)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Ravens)
10 Sports

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

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
60

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
17

Average Number of PC's per Lab
83

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Pete Helgesen
Dean of Enrollment Services

Address
Office of Admission
1020 North Second Street
Atchison, KS 66002

Phone
800-467-5340

Email
phelgesen@benedictine.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Raven Roost
Ferrell Hall
Student Union
Abbey Church
River Lookout

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mount St. Scholastica Monastery
International Forrest of Friendship
Amelia Earhart Birth Place Museum
Santa Fe Depot and Visitor Information Center
Outdoor Pedestrian Mall

Campus Tours

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
High School Seniors and Transfers only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Kansas City International Airport is about an hour drive to campus. Rental car accommodations are available at the airport. With advance notice, the Admission Office may be available for shuttle service to and from airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Denver via Topeka: I-70 East, exit Gage Blvd/75 North (Exit 358A). 75 North to 24 East. Exit Hwy 4 East (Valley Falls/Meriden). 59 North to Atchison. From Wichita via Topeka: Kansas Turnpike (I-35) North. Take First Topeka exit. Stay left after toll booth on I-470. Exit Wanamaker Road (Exit #1), turn right. Go 1/2 mile, turn right on I-70 East. Exit Gage Blvd/75 North (Exit 358A). Take 75 North to 24 East. Exit Hwy 4 East (Valley Falls/Meriden), 59 North to Atchison. From St. Louis via Topeka City: I-70 West, 435 North, I-29 North, Exit#20. Follow Hwy 273 to Atchison. From Des Moines via St. Joseph, Mo.: I-35 South, Hwy 36 West, 229 South, Exit 59 South (turn right Atchison Street Exit). Follow 59 through St. Joseph to Atchison. From St. Louis via Kansas City: I-70 West, 435 North, I-29 North, Exit #20. Follow Hwy 273 to Atchison. From Johnson County, Kan.: I-435 West to I-435 North, take Weston Exit, take left onto Hwy 45, Follow Hwy 45 past Weston, take left on Hwy 59 to Atchison. If you are lost, please call 1-800-467-5340

Local Accommodations
Local accommodations: AmericInn Motel and Suites (500 S Highway 73, 800-634-3444); Comfort Inn (509 South 9th St., 913-367-7666); Glick Mansion Bed and Breakfast (503 North 2nd St., 913-367-9110); St. Martin's Bed and Breakfast (324 Santa Fe St., 877-367-4964); Majestic House Bed and Breakfast (18936 262nd Rd., 913-367-3696); Atchison Heritage Conference Center (710 South 9th St., 800-467-1164).