Benedictine is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. It is the product of the 1971 merger of St. Benedict's Abbey (founded in 1859) and St. Scholastica's Academy (founded in 1924); coeducation was adopted in 1971. Its two campuses of 200 acres are located a mile and a half apart, in a residential area of Atchison, 60 miles from Kansas City. Campus architecture includes Tudor-Gothic and modern styles.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,084
Undergraduates
997
Men - 47.8%
1,088
Women - 52.2%
73
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 2,202 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
586 average
518-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
616 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$48,200
Tuition and Fees
$30,530
Room and Board
$10,450
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$23,125
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,394
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
121
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
36%
10-19
24%
20-29
26%
30-39
11%
40-49
2%
50-99
1%
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Kansas City Population
10,925
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Kansas City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Raven
Sororities
55% of women participate
Fraternities
45% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6%
Asian
1.3%
Black/African-American
2.9%
Hispanic/Latino
9.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.4%
White
79.4%
Unknown
1.5%
International Students
1.8% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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