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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.

100 Undergraduate Degrees
176 Graduate Degrees
$34,240 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
62% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Benedictine University?

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

How Do I Get Into Benedictine U?

You can apply to Benedictine U online at:

Admission Requirements for Benedictine U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Benedictine U?

62% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Benedictine U is 62%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

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 English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Benedictine University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Benedictine University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine University  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Benedictine University?

$34,240 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Benedictine U is $34,240. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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.

Benedictine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,372 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,718 undergraduate students at Benedictine U, with 2,372 being full-time and 346 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Benedictine U

There are also 2,222 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,372 full-time undergraduates at Benedictine U, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Benedictine U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Benedictine University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Benedictine U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 351
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 442
White 996
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 360

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Benedictine University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Benedictine U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Libya, and India.

Online Learning at Benedictine University

1,479 Took All Classes Online
2,034 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Benedictine U. In 2017-2018, 2,034 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Benedictine U has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 15th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Benedictine U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Benedictine University was -0.8%. This is the #1,569 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Benedictine U regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Benedictine U majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 6%
Nursing Science 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Benedictine U ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Benedictine U.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #33
Nursing #466

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Benedictine University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Nursing Science 0 176 176
Registered Nursing 100 0 100
TOTAL 100 176 276


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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