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Benedictine University
Lisle, IL
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 3  
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
ACT: Used for admission
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 5700 College Road
City, State, Zip Lisle, IL  60532
Phone (630) 829-6300
Fax (630) 960-1126
E-mail admissions@ben.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Application Fee $40
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission No set date
Waiting List Used No
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other Rank in upper 50% of high school class recommended for freshmen
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank     X  
Recommendations   X    
Essay   X    
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest       X
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability     X  
Character/Personal Qualities     X  
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence       X
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity       X
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 1,980 applicants were admitted
   Women 76% of 930 applicants were admitted
   Men 82% of 1,050 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 782 (50%) of 1,560 admitted students enrolled
   Women 387 (55%) of 703 admitted students enrolled
   Men 395 (46%) of 857 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List  
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math Not reported
  Score of 700 - 800 Not reported
  Score of 600 - 700 Not reported
  Score of 500 - 600 Not reported
  Score of 400 - 500 Not reported
  Score of 300 - 400 Not reported
  Score of 200 - 300 Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
  Score of 700 - 800 Not reported
  Score of 600 - 700 Not reported
  Score of 500 - 600 Not reported
  Score of 400 - 500 Not reported
  Score of 300 - 400 Not reported
  Score of 200 - 300 Not reported
SAT Writing Not reported
  Score of 700 - 800 Not reported
  Score of 600 - 700 Not reported
  Score of 500 - 600 Not reported
  Score of 400 - 500 Not reported
  Score of 300 - 400 Not reported
  Score of 200 - 300 Not reported
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.22
3.75 and Above 28%
3.50 - 3.74 12%
3.25 - 3.49 11%
3.00 - 3.24 17%
2.50 - 2.99 25%
2.00 - 2.49 6%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 19-24 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 4%
  Score of 24 - 29 27%
  Score of 18 - 23 54%
  Score of 12 - 17 15%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 67%
Bottom half: 33%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported