Benedictine University

Benedictine University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Benedictine University was founded in 1887 by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey. It was originally named St. Procopius College and was located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The school shifted locations several times before finally settling in Lisle, Illinois, at its current location in 1901. The school changed its name to Illinois Benedictine College (IBC) in 1971 and adopted its current name, Benedictine University, in 1996.

Since then, Benedictine has grown to become a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate majors, over 25 graduate programs and several doctoral degrees. The university also offers study abroad programs and online degree completion programs as well as certificate programs for adult learners. In addition to traditional academic offerings, the university is also home to the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business and the School of Graduate Nursing & Health Sciences, which offer a variety of degrees and certifications for those looking to advance their careers or pursue new opportunities. As part of their mission to serve the local community, Benedictine has opened several satellite campuses throughout Illinois including one on the West side of Chicago and another in Springfield. Check MEDICINELEARNERS.COM for a list of medical schools in Nebraska.

Benedictine University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Benedictine University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Benedictine University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Benedictine University

Benedictine University is a private, Roman Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois. It was founded in 1887 and has a total enrollment of nearly 6,500 students. The university offers over 44 undergraduate majors and more than 20 graduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at Benedictine University is 16:1, which allows for individualized attention and support from professors. The average class size is just 15 students. The acceptance rate at Benedictine University is 68%, making it a highly selective school. In terms of demographics, the student body is composed of 45% male students and 55% female students. Additionally, 48% of students identify as Caucasian while the remaining 52% come from diverse backgrounds including African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino American and Native American/Alaskan Native Americans. Approximately 17% of the student population are international students from around the world. Benedictine University also provides numerous resources for its diverse student body including cultural organizations, student services centers and academic support programs designed to help every student succeed in their academic endeavors.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 77%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 77%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 1,575
Female applicants 807
Male applicants 768
Applicants accepted 1,206
Female applicants accepted 664
Male applicants accepted 542
Freshman enrollment 561
Female freshman enrollment 321
Male freshman enrollment 240
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 74%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 99%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-26
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-26