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Benedictine University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Benedictine University? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Benedictine U offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Benedictine University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Benedictine University was awarded 90 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human resource management.

Overall Quality

Benedictine U landed the #1,157 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Benedictine U also holds the #54 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Benedictine U?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Benedictine University is a competitive 61%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to Benedictine U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Benedictine University  ( 480 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Benedictine University  ( 500 to 590 )
Benedictine U received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine University  ( 19 to 26 )

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Benedictine University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Benedictine University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Benedictine University is 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Benedictine University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Benedictine University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Benedictine U have a four-year graduation rate of 33%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Benedictine University.

Benedictine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,299 undergraduates at Benedictine U with 1,939 being full-time and 360 being part-time.

How Much Does Benedictine University Cost?

The overall average net price of Benedictine U is $25,143. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Benedictine U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,862 $20,915 $24,523 $27,007 $29,021

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Benedictine U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Benedictine U, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,033 a year. That adds up to $28,132 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Benedictine U is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Benedictine U Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Benedictine U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $49,000 in their early years. That's great news for Benedictine U students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Benedictine University make the most money.

Location of Benedictine University

Located in Lisle, Illinois, Benedictine University is a private not-for-profit institution. Benedictine U is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Benedictine U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5700 College Rd, Lisle, IL 60532-0900
Phone: 630-829-6000

Benedictine University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Benedictine University. Of these students, 773 received undergraduate degrees and 915 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 97 $70,370
Health/Medical Prep Programs 88 $16,549
General Psychology 78 $29,685
Other Business, Management & Marketing 75 $59,124
General Biology 53 $21,508
Business Administration & Management 39 $45,997
Accounting 33 $49,722
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 26 $44,942
Communication & Media Studies 24 $33,993
Criminal Justice & Corrections 24 $32,925

Learn more about the majors offered at Benedictine University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Benedictine U

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 3,762 students took at least one online class at Benedictine University. This is an increase from the 1,832 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,762 3,348
2018-2019 1,832 1,289
2017-2018 2,034 1,479
2016-2017 1,989 1,523
2015-2016 1,822 1,505

Learn more about online learning at Benedictine University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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