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Benedictine University

5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532



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Regional Accreditor

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Levels of Degree or Certification Offered

Bachelor's Degrees
Master's Degrees
Doctoral Degrees


College of Liberal Arts

College of Business

College of Science

College of Education and Health Services


Academic Programs Available

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Economics, Other
  • Education, Other - Elementary Education
  • Education, Other - Music Education, Physical Education
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - Clinical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, Radiation Therapy, Pre-Professional Health, Medical Humanities,Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism, Other - Bilingual Journalism
  • Marketing, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - Exercise and Sports Studies
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Publishing - Writing and Publishing
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other - Criminal Justice
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Education, Other - Alternative Certification in Mathematics and Science
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Public Health, Other

Master's Degrees

    • Accounting
    • Business Administration and Management, General
    • Education, General
    • Education, Other - Master of Education, Master of Science in Science Content and Process
    • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness,Master of Science in Clinical Psychology,Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
    • Management Information Systems, General
    • Organizational Behavior Studies - Master\'s of Science in Leadership, Master\'s of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior
    • Organizational Behavior Studies
    • Public Health, Other

    Doctoral Degrees

    • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
    • Organizational Behavior Studies - Doctor of Business Administration in Values-Driven Leadership, Doctor of Philosophy in Values-Driven Leadership, Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development

    Cost of Attendance 2015-2016




    $ 32,030

    $ 8,930

    $ 550


    $ 660/cr hour
    $ 9,000
    $ 250

    Student Demographics

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    Number of Graduate Students:
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    What Is Special?

    Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fifth consecutive year in 2015.

    Benedictine University is ranked among the top schools in Illinois and the nation for return on investment (ROI). BenU is one of the top 10 schools in Illinois and in the top 20 percent nationally, according to the 2016 PayScale Inc. ROI Report for colleges with the best value.

    U.S. News & World Report consistently lists Benedictine University among the best colleges and universities in the nation and ranks Benedictine among the most ethnically diverse campuses in Illinois. For 2016, Benedictine was named to its list of "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs," and for 2015, "Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans,Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans and Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans."

    In 2015,The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University 2nd among the fastest-growing colleges in the country among private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2003-2013. This is the third consecutive year we have been ranked as a fastest-growing college.

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    Websites for International Students

    International Students Admissions Process


    TOEFL scores and ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

    TOEFL: 79

    IELTS: 6.0 

    ESL courses are taught on the Benedictine University - Springfield campus.


    ACT: 21

    SAT: 950


    GRE: Dependent on program

    Undergraduate Admission Deadlines
    Fall Semester – June 1
    Spring Semester – October 1
    Summer Term – March 1

    Graduate Admission Deadlines
    Fall Quarter – August 1
    Winter Quarter – November 1
    Spring Quarter – January 1
    Summer Quarter – March 1