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Benedictine University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Benedictine University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Benedictine University Ranked?

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2021 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 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human resource management.

Overall Quality

Benedictine U landed the #935 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 61 colleges in Illinois, Benedictine U is ranked at #38.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Benedictine U?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Benedictine University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 62%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 12% 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 448 and 550. Math scores were between 468 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Benedictine University  ( 448 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Benedictine University  ( 468 to 550 )
Benedictine U received ACT scores from 88% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Benedictine University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Benedictine U is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 35%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  35 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Benedictine University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Benedictine University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Benedictine U this rate is 35%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Benedictine U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,718 undergraduates at Benedictine U with 2,372 being full-time and 346 being part-time.

Benedictine U Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 93.79 out of 100, Benedictine U is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.79 out of 100
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How Much Does Benedictine University Cost?

The overall average net price of Benedictine U is $24,865. 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 +
$21,202 $23,931 $24,971 $24,772 $29,533

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Benedictine U, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,122 a year. That adds up to $28,488 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Benedictine U is 5.0%. 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.


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Location of Benedictine University

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

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Location of Benedictine University

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 60 majors graduated from Benedictine University. Of these students, 779 received undergraduate degrees and 1,014 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 100 $69,600
Other Business, Management & Marketing 72 $56,900
General Psychology 64 $28,900
Health/Medical Prep Programs 62 $23,900
General Biology 61 NA
Business Administration & Management 51 $43,300
Accounting 29 NA
Finance & Financial Management 29 NA
Human Resource Management 27 $62,000
Communication & Media Studies 26 $22,600

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,034 students took at least one online class at Benedictine University. This is an increase from the 1,989 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,034 1,479
2016-2017 1,989 1,523
2015-2016 1,822 1,505
2014-2015 2,048 1,514
2013-2014 1,923 1,527

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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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