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Benedictine University Data & Information Overview

89 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
80% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Benedictine University Ranked?

#595 Best Colleges in Nation
#27 Best Colleges in IL
Human Resource Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 89 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human resource management.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Benedictine U as #595 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Benedictine U is also ranked #27 out of 85 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Benedictine U?

80% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Benedictine University has an acceptance rate of 80%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 10% 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 520 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Benedictine University  ( 520 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Benedictine University  ( 530 to 650 )
Benedictine U received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine University  ( 19 to 28 )

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Benedictine University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
38% Full Time Teachers

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 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Benedictine University

67% Freshmen Retention
34% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100

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Benedictine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,939 Full-Time Undergraduates
47.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
49.7% Percent Women

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?

$25,698 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
$25,112 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Benedictine U is $25,698. 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 +
$22,128 $22,996 $26,188 $29,794 $30,275

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 66% of students took out student loans averaging $6,278 a year. That adds up to $25,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Benedictine U is 4.9%. 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?

$57,344 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Benedictine U make around $57,344 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Benedictine U graduates since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Benedictine University

Illinois State
1,939 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
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

61 Majors With Completions
700 Undergraduate Degrees
876 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Benedictine University. Of these students, 700 received undergraduate degrees and 876 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
Other Business, Management & Marketing 91 $51,278
Nursing 85 $72,536
Health/Medical Prep Programs 70 $16,440
General Psychology 64 $29,872
Business Administration & Management 47 $43,279
General Biology 39 $26,167
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 $41,792
Marketing 29 $37,631
Accounting 19 $50,256
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 19 $48,364

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

Online Learning at Benedictine U

89% Take At Least One Class Online
38% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 3,023 students took at least one online class at Benedictine University. This is a decrease from the 3,762 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 3,023 1,291
2019-2020 3,762 3,348
2018-2019 1,832 1,289
2017-2018 2,034 1,479
2016-2017 1,989 1,523

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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