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Benedictine University Admission Requirements

Lisle, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Benedictine University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
41.7%
Admission Difficulty for Benedictine University
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Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Benedictine University and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,023 out of 4,850 applicants were admitted making Benedictine University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. Benedictine University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Benedictine University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Benedictine University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1163
Applicants Submitting SAT
44%
SAT Scores for Benedictine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Benedictine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 555
SAT Math 75th 608
SAT Composite 75th 1163
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Benedictine University?

Benedictine University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Benedictine University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1163 and Above Good >55%
1076 to 1163 Avg + 42%-55%
990 to 1076 Avg - 30%-42%
904 to 990 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 904 Low <20%
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Benedictine University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for Benedictine University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Benedictine University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Benedictine University?

Admission data indicates that Benedictine University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Benedictine University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Benedictine University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >55%
22 to 25 Avg + 42%-55%
19 to 22 Avg - 30%-42%
16 to 19 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 16 Low <20%
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Benedictine University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.28*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Benedictine University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Benedictine University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Benedictine University was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Illinois for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Benedictine University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.28 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Benedictine University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,904 1,946 4,850
Accepted 1,207 816 2,023
Acceptance Rate 42% 42% 42%
Enrolled 163 184 347
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 23% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
251

Applicants have 251 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Benedictine University is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Benedictine University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Benedictine University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Benedictine University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Benedictine University prefer SAT or ACT?

44% of students submit their SAT scores to Benedictine University. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Benedictine University?

42% of those who apply are granted admission to Benedictine University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Benedictine University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1163. 44% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Benedictine University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.