Benedictine College

1020 North 2nd Street, Atchison, United States
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Overview of Benedictine College

About this school

Benedictine is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. It is the product of the 1971 merger of St. Benedict's Abbey (founded in 1859) and St. Scholastica's Academy (founded in 1924); coeducation was adopted in 1971. Its two campuses of 200 acres are located a mile and a half apart, in a residential area of Atchison, 60 miles from Kansas City. Campus architecture includes Tudor-Gothic and modern styles.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,071
    • Men:938 (45.3%)
    • Women:1,133 (54.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Benedictine College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1020 North 2nd Street
City, State, Zip
Atchison, KS  66002-1499
Phone
(913) 367-5340
Fax
(913) 367-3673
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 2,367 applicants were admitted
Women
98% of 1,365 applicants were admitted
Men
97% of 1,002 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
503 (22%) of 2,307 admitted students enrolled
Women
263 (20%) of 1,339 admitted students enrolled
Men
240 (25%) of 968 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
42%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
18%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,480 (66.51874343104052%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,900 (23.12273735840243%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.802756043442719%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,235 (7.555763167114329%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Benedictine College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 010256
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
380 (86.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
313 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
313 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
132 (42.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$24,665
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 313 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,596
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 15 (4.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,474
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 64 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
125 (28.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,098

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,441 (79.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,228 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,228 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
295 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$23,698
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,228 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,796
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 841 (68.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,373
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 216 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
571 (31.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,748

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,196
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
28.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$620

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


116

Part-Time Faculty


84

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


41%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
384,546

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Benedictine College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing Practice
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Theology and religious vocations

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


10,925

Nearest Metropolitan Area


225 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Kansas City

Weather


Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 84.2 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in St. Joseph, Mo.
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


82% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


18%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Raven
School Colors
Red, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Benedictine College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government, enactus, knights of columbus, concert chorale/chamber singers, ravens respect life

Sororities


55% of women participate

Fraternities


45% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,806

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,071
Women
1,133
Men
938

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 3.4% Black/African-American
  • 6.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.2% White
  • 7.5% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 16 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


96

Student Resources

Study resources