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Campus & Student Life at Benedictine University

Home to about 2,299 undergraduates in 2020, Benedictine U is a small, private university located in Lisle, Illinois. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Benedictine U offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Benedictine U can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Benedictine U Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Benedictine University 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 U Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at Benedictine U. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Benedictine U Disability Services.

Benedictine U for the Military

While not a "service academy", Benedictine U does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Benedictine U for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Benedictine University

Benedictine U 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 University

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

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

Benedictine U has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,299 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,939 (84.3%). Part-time attendance was 360 (15.7%).


Benedictine University is Ranked #98 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Benedictine U receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Benedictine U #98 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 University

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

Benedictine University Competes in the NCAA

Benedictine U has a total of 589 student athletes, 375 men and 214 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,029,775
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,029,775

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

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