Ben U

Benedictine University

5700 College Rd, Lisle, United States
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  • Textbook Notes
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  • Study Guides
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  • Currently Enrolled
    31
  • Previously Enrolled
    120

Overview of Benedictine University (Ben U)

About this school

Illinois Benedictine, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 108-acre campus is located in Lisle, 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,885
    • Men:1,492 Men (51.7%)
    • Women:1,393 Women (48.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (Ben U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Benedictine University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 28
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
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5700 College Road
City, State, Zip
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone
(630) 829-6300
Fax
(630) 960-1126
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
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class recommended for freshmen
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
62% of 5,334 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 3,239 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 2,095 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
835 (25%) of 3,318 admitted students enrolled
Women
442 (22%) of 2,035 admitted students enrolled
Men
393 (31%) of 1,283 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
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
• 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
20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Ben U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $34,290 (70.91%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,480 (19.6%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,510 (3.12%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,080 (6.37%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Benedictine University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 28
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001767
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
391 (93.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
366 (93.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
366 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$23,114
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 275 (75.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,585
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 325 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,569
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 326 (89.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
27 (6.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,200

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,074 (84.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,973 (95.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,967 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$23,183
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,329 (67.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,392
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,687 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,486
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,717 (87.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
370 (15.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,349

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,959
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Ben U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


157

Part-Time Faculty


428

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


23%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
359,300
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
275
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 University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


46.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.5%

Programs & Majors (Ben U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (31)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Women's Studies

Campus Life (Ben U)

Location & Geography

Population


22,757

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Chicago

Campus Size


108 acres

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Joliet
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lisle

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

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
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Baseball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Baseball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Benedictine University offers choral groups, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student senate, msa-muslim student association, amsa-american medical student association, the candor-student newspaper, programming board

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,473

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,885
Women
1,393
Men
1,492

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 15.1% Asian
  • 8.2% Black/African-American
  • 17.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 44.2% White
  • 14.6% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 16 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


2,216

Student Resources (Ben U)

Study resources