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Illinois Benedictine, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 108-acre campus is located in Lisle, 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

Website: www.ben.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,718
Undergraduate
Students
(54.3%) 1,476 Women
(45.7%) 1,242 Men
2,222
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 5,257 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
490-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,360
Tuition and Fees
$34,290
Room and Board
$9,480
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$27,499
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,295
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
152
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Lisle Population
22,757
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagles
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.7% Asian
8.6% Black/African-American
17.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
42.2% White
15.7% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 11 countries
First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
33.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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