Benedictine University

5700 College Rd, Lisle, IL 60532-0900

About Benedictine University

Benedictine University is classified as a doctoral-granting research university. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate3,355
Student Age% Under 2541%
 % 25 and Over58%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time51%
 % Part-time49%
Race/Ethnicity% White40.9%
 % Black10.4%
 % Asian10.1%
 % Latino5.9%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown30.9%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFine Art, Drawing, Painting
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted77%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled39%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800560 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800630 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$23,240
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,240
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid97%
 % Undergraduates with Loans58%
 % Undergraduates with Grants96%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,340
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,220
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,710
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,290
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,660
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,850

Neighborhood Data for the Lisle Area

Median Age36.4
Median Household Income$75,169
Total Population22,342
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total50.3% 49.7%
 Age 0-957.3%42.7%
 Age 10-1748.0%52.0%
 Age 18-2449.5%50.5%
 Age 25-2959.7%40.3%
 Age 30-3946.3%53.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White79.6%
 % Black4.4%
 % Asian10.8%
 % Latino5.5%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)3.9%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,220
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,710
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$929
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5007.1%2.1%0.0%
 $500 to $7490.0%9.5%0.0%
 $750 to $99992.9%52.0%16.9%
 Over $10000.0%36.4%78.8%
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