Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois

#373 National Colleges

41.71% Admission Rate
Somewhat Selective

2,461 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Doctoral/Professional Universities
  • Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Benedictine University is a private Roman Catholic university in Lisle, Illinois. It was founded in 1887 as St. Procopius College by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in the Pilsen community on the West Side of Chicago. The institution has retained a close relationship with the Benedictine Order, which bears the name of St. Benedict (480–543 A.D.), the acknowledged father of western monasticism.

The university resides in the western Chicago metropolitan area, located near two national research facilities, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The university's location along the East-West Tollway corridor provides internship and employment opportunities for students. Benedictine University also has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.

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Lisle, Illinois

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Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)

Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 34.6%
Health Professions And Related Programs 21.8%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 8.5%
Psychology 8.3%
Social Sciences 3.7%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3.7%
Education 3.3%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3.0%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2.9%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2.6%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1.6%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.5%
Visual And Performing Arts 1.1%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0.7%
Engineering 0.7%
Physical Sciences 0.5%
Theology And Religious Vocations 0.3%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.3%
English Language And Literature/Letters 0.3%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0.3%
Natural Resources And Conservation 0.3%
History 0.1%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.1%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1098 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 608 559 510
Verbal 555 518 480

ACT Scores

22 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 25 21 17
English 25 21 17