Overview

Applicants
2,355
Acceptance Rate
99%
Average HS GPA
3.55

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
513 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
165
with Terminal Degree
89

95
Men
70
Women
12
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • 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
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • 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

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • 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

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • 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

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • 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 Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Wangari Maathai, '64
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 2004

Dr. Joseph Petelin, ’73
Laparoscopic surgery pioneer; inventor of the Petelin Dissector

Thomas M. Hoenig, ’68
Vice Chairman, FDIC

Jamie Mueller, ’87
Former starting running back with the NFL Buffalo Bill

Kingsley Leggs, ’83
Broadway star from Miss Saigon, The Color Purple, Porgy & Bess

Bishop John B. Brungardt, ’80
Bishop of the Diocese of Dodge City, Kansas

Charles Ray, ’71
U. S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
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
$17,135

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,140

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,791

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
88%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,272

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
2,133
Foreign Countries Represented
12

Demographics

3.16%
African-American
5.35%
Hispanic
79.98%
Caucasian
2.68%
Unknown
2.62%
International

55% female
45% male
75% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
82%
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
46
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

22% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Ravens)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Ravens)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
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
75

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 Management

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
Cafe 62
St. John Paul II Student Center
Monte Cassino Inn
Abbey Church & Abbey 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

Contact Email Address for Visit
tcrowell@benedictine.edu

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.