Benedictine University

country rank  752
world rank  2092

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University Overview

Established in 1887, Benedictine University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Lisle (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Benedictine University (BenU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Benedictine University (BenU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 133 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BenU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym BenU
Founded 1887
Motto In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus
That in all things God may be glorified
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 5700 College Road
Lisle
60532-0900 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (630) 829 6000
Fax +1 (630) 960 1126

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is neither required nor recommended
- Completion of college-preparatory program is considered but not required
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is considered but not required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 5700 College Road
Lisle 60532
(630) 829 6300
(888) 829 6363

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Order of Saint Benedict - www.osb.org

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Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Benedictine University's Library
Benedictine University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 90,762 physical volumes, 922 physical media, 30,330 digital/electronic medium and 61 licensed digital/electronic databases. Benedictine University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Benedictine University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 784 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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Online Courses

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