The acceptance rate at Benedictine University is 61%. It ranks #18 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Benedictine University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,840 out of 3,017 applicants were admitted.
The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent (SAT 980/1160 ACT 19/26). Benedictine University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Benedictine University application fee is $40 and applications are due by Jul 1.
You are required to 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 COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1070
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Benedictine University?
Benedictine University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. Benedictine University 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 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Benedictine University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into Benedictine University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Benedictine University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Benedictine University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #43 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Benedictine University accepts 61% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||12.69%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||16.91%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||20.4%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||15.92%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||21.89%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||10.2%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||28%||22%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2022.
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.
61% 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 980 and 1160. 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 26. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.