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Find out more about how Benedictine University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, 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 is ranked #935 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Benedictine U also holds the #38 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Benedictine U?

Acceptance Rate

Benedictine University has an acceptance rate of 62%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Benedictine U.

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

At Benedictine U, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

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

Benedictine University has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 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 35%. This is comparable to the national average 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 2,884 undergraduates at Benedictine U with 2,473 being full-time and 411 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

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 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Benedictine U make around $49,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Benedictine U graduates 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. Lisle is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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 64 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 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 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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