Benedictine University
Lisle, IL 60532-0900


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,892
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 790 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Benedictine University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Benedictine University's tuition was $30,780 for all students regardless of residency (14.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Benedictine University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 42% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,611 (which is 4.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Benedictine University in 2016-2017, was 332, which is 74% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,532 (which is 6.2% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Benedictine University has enrolled a total of 5,892 students (3,228 students full-time and 2,664 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,892 students, 345 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 3,171 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,721 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,505 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 38%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 30%

Asian: 12%

Hispanic: 9%

Black/African American: 8%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Benedictine University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 43% 590 537
Health Professions And Related Programs 40% 553 333
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5% 70 0
Education 4% 60 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 2% 28 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 16 0
Psychology 1% 16
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 12 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 1% 9
Natural Resources And Conservation 0% 5

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Benedictine University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Benedictine University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,200. Last year, out of the total 975 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 878 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 877 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 781 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,200 $48,900
Employment Rate 90% 89%
Total Graduates 975 877

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Benedictine University.

North Central College
2.4 mile away
Wheaton College
6.4 mile away
Elmhurst College
11.4 mile away
Lewis University
11.9 mile away
Aurora University
13.1 mile away
Dominican University
16.6 mile away
University of St Francis
16.9 mile away