#23 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois

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Student Population
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Location Lisle, Illinois
Online ben.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Benedictine University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Lisle, Illinois, Benedictine University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 4,850 prospective students applied, and 2,023 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 347 enrolled in the school.  2,737 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,203 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $32,700 plus fees of $1,590. Benedictine University is ranked 506 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Benedictine University is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 990/1163
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.28
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Benedictine University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,510
Other Fees$1,590
Room and Board $11,126
Budget for Other Expenses$3,080
Total One Year Cost$50,006

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$52,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Benedictine University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 45%
Health Professions 22%
Psychology 7%
Biology 6%
Education 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145619 IPEDS survey data for Benedictine University.

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