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Campus & Student Life at Benedictine College

Home to about 2,124 undergraduates in 2020, Benedictine College is a small, private college located in Atchison, Kansas. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Benedictine College offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Benedictine College can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Benedictine College Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Benedictine College is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Benedictine College Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 9.0% of the student population at Benedictine College. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Benedictine College Disability Services.

Benedictine College for the Military

While not a "service academy", Benedictine College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Benedictine College Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Benedictine College for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Benedictine College

Benedictine College offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Benedictine College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Benedictine College

Benedictine College has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,124 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,970 (92.7%). Part-time attendance was 154 (7.3%).


Benedictine College is Ranked #187 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Benedictine College receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Benedictine College #187 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Benedictine College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Benedictine College by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Benedictine College Diversity Guide.

Benedictine College Competes in the NIAA

Benedictine College has a total of 499 student athletes, 345 men and 154 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$4,707,763
Total Expenses (all teams)$4,707,763

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Benedictine College Athletics

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