#3 Best Private Colleges in Kansas

Benedictine College

Atchison, Kansas

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Benedictine College overview
Location Atchison, Kansas
Online benedictine.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Benedictine College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Benedictine College, located in Atchison, Kansas, is a private liberal arts institution established in 1971 through the merger of St. Benedict's College (founded in 1858) and Mount St. Scholastica College (founded in 1923). Situated approximately 50 miles northwest of Kansas City, the college's 120-acre campus boasts a picturesque setting atop bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, with Benedictine and Gothic architecture prominently featured. The college offers a strongly student-centered environment, characterized by a comprehensive liberal arts education with a specific emphasis on the Catholic intellectual tradition. Benedictine College is broadly selective in its admissions process. Residential life is an integral component of the Benedictine experience, with a commitment to on-campus housing for a significant portion of its undergraduate population. Popular majors among its diverse academic offerings include Business, Education, and Engineering. While Benedictine College has an array of athletic teams known as the Ravens, it is particularly recognized for its burgeoning basketball program.

In the most recent statistical year 2,895 prospective students applied, and 2,861 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 593 enrolled in the school.  2,168 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 194 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,920 plus fees of $800. Benedictine College is ranked 662 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Benedictine College is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1110/1360
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.57

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Benedictine College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$800
Room and Board $11,580
Budget for Other Expenses$4,450
Total One Year Cost$50,950

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$42,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Benedictine College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Education 20%
Social Sciences 10%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 7%
Biology 7%

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