Benedictine University

Benedictine University Ranking

country rank: 752
world rank: 2092

University Overview

Benedictine University ranking, established in 1887, is a non-profit private higher education college based in the suburbs of the large town of Lisle, Illinois (population range of 10,000-49,999). Benedictine University (BenU) ranking is a medium-sized (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education college formally associated with the Christian-Catholic faith that is officially approved by the Higher Learning Commission. Benedictine University (BenU) provides courses and programmes leading to formally accredited higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. licenses, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 133-year-old American university has a preferential enrollment process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. The enrollment rate ranges from 60 to 70%, rendering this US higher education institution very selective. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. BenU also offers a library, accommodation, recreational equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, online classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Benedictine University Ranking

University Identity

Name Benedictine University
Acronym BenU
Founded 1887
Motto In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus That in all things God may be glorified
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 5700 College Road Lisle 60532-0900 Illinois United States
Tel +1 (630) 829 6000
Fax +1 (630) 960 1126

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) 17,500-20,000 US$ (12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) 17,500-20,000 US$ (12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 5700 College Road Lisle 60532 (630) 829 6300 (888) 829 6363

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Order of Saint Benedict - www.osb.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Benedictine University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 90,762 physical volumes, 922 physical media, 30,330 digital/electronic medium and 61 licensed digital/electronic databases. Benedictine University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes Benedictine University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 784 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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