Benedictine University

Graduates: 2677
Undergraduates: 3830
Graduates: 2677
Setting: Medium four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $24,498.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,498.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: / 23 / 3.39
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 42:58
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Benedictine
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 77%

Benedictine University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Lisle, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The school was founded in 1887 as St. Procopius College by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in the Pilsen community on the west side of Chicago. The institution has retained a close relationship with the Benedictine Order, which bears the name of St. Benedict (480-543 A.D.), the acknowledged father of western monasticism. The school secured its charter from the state of Illinois in 1890, and moved to its current location in 1901. St. Procopius College changed its name to Illinois Benedictine College in 1971, and became Benedictine University in 1996 adding a third school color of black to their existing colors in which the home football team wears a black jersey. Benedictine University is minutes from Metra's Burlington Northern train station in Lisle and a 30-minute drive from O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. The university is in proximity to the many social and cultural offerings of the Chicago metropolitan area, including museums, professional athletic teams, broadway shows and the Morton Arboretum. Also nearby are two national research facilities�Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The university's location in the high-tech East-West Tollway corridor provides various internship and employment opportunities for students.

Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime in active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.

Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community. Benedictine University is a Catholic University in the Benedictine Tradition that Provides a Values-Centered Liberal Arts Education Enriched by Our Excellence in Science. Benedictine University was founded by the monks of St. Procopius Abbey in 1887. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students. The University�s main campus in Lisle, Illinois features a learning center, science facility, administrative buildings, residence halls, Founders� Woods apartments, an athletic center, a small lake, a student center and the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. Branch campuses are located in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona and class sites are located in China and Vietnam. Benedictine offers 55 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs and 4 doctoral programs

Suburban, 108 acres (43.7 ha)


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Chief_administrator: William J Carroll (President)
Fax: 6308296456
Phone: 6308296000
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
Website: www.ben.edu
Financial aid office website: www1.ben.edu/resources/financialaid/index.asp
Net price calculator web address: www.ben.edu/netprice/lislenpc.cfm
Online application website: www.ben.edu/admissions/applications.cfm
Admission office website: www.ben.edu/admissions/
Undergraduate application fee: $40.00
Graduate application fee: $40.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No