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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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||555|
|SAT Math 75th||608|
|SAT Composite 75th||1163|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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
|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%|
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.
*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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||23%||17%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Benedictine University is $40.
What are the requirements for admission to Benedictine University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
44% of students submit their SAT scores to Benedictine University. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.