Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

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
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$35,880
Room and Board
Not reported
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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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

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 28
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
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
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
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


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
65% of 5,257 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 2,897 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 2,360 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
835 (24%) of 3,435 admitted students enrolled
Women
378 (18%) of 2,050 admitted students enrolled
Men
374 (27%) of 1,385 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
3.40
3.75 and Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
490-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 40%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$35,880
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

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 February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning October 28
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001767
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
416 (93.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
377 (93.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
377 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$27,499
Need-Based Gift
Received by 256 (75.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,322
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 324 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,506
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 376 (89.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
47 (6.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,211

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,985 (84.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,859 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,829 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$24,713
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,219 (67.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,567
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,535 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,378
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,670 (87.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
414 (15.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,566

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,295
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
152
Part-Time Faculty
284
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
30%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 63% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
332,039
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
275
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 Public Health, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Emergency Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Health--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lisle Population
22,757
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
108 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Joliet
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lisle

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student senate, msa-muslim student association, amsa-american medical student association, the candor-student newspaper, programming board
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,718
Women
1,476 (54.3%)
Men
1,242 (45.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,372
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
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
2,222

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
33.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
44.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
49.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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