Benedictine College

Atchison, KS

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.

Website: www.benedictine.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,071
Undergraduate
Students
(54.7%) 1,133 Women
(45.3%) 938 Men
96
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 2,367 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
See more

Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$42,815
Tuition and Fees
$28,480
Room and Board
$9,900
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$24,665
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,196
See more

Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
116
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
See more

Campus Life

Atchison Population
10,925
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Kansas City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Raven
Sororities
55% of women participate
Fraternities
45% of men participate
See more

Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.2% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students
1.7% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
10.0%
See more

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1020 North 2nd Street
City, State, Zip
Atchison, KS 66002-1499
Phone
(913) 367-5340
Fax
(913) 367-3673
E-mail
bcadmiss@benedictine.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 2,367 applicants were admitted
Women
98% of 1,365 applicants were admitted
Men
97% of 1,002 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
503 (22%) of 2,307 admitted students enrolled
Women
263 (20%) of 1,339 admitted students enrolled
Men
240 (25%) of 968 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
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
42%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
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 EBRW
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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
18%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 42%
Top half: 67%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$42,815
Tuition and Fees
$28,480
Room and Board
$9,900
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,235
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 010256
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
380 (86.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
313 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
313 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
132 (42.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$24,665
Need-Based Gift
Received by 313 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,596
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 15 (4.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,474
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 64 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
125 (28.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,098

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,441 (79.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,228 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,228 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
295 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$23,698
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,228 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,796
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 841 (68.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,373
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 216 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
571 (31.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,748

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,196
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
28.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
729
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
157
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
77
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
83
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$620
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing Practice
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Theology and religious vocations
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
116
Part-Time Faculty
84
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
384,546
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
100
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
10,925
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Kansas City
Campus Size
225 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 84.2 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in St. Joseph, Mo.
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
18%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Raven
School Colors
Red, black, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government, enactus, knights of columbus, concert chorale/chamber singers, ravens respect life
Sororities
55% of women participate
Fraternities
45% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,071
Women
1,133 (54.7%)
Men
938 (45.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,806
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.2% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students.
1.7% from 16 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
96

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Average Starting Salary
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
10.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 7.5%
Engineering 0.5%
Law 2%
Theology 1%
Dentistry 0.5%
Arts and Sciences 7%
Medicine 3%
Veterinary Medicine 0.5%
Other 6%

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2019 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved."