5700 College Road Lisle, IL 60532 630-829-6300
About Benedictine University
  • Year of Foundation 1887
  • Size of Campus 108 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,320
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $22,500
  • Room and Board $8,710
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
Benedictine University is a private Catholic university located in Lisle, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The school 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 school secured its charter from the state of Illinois in 1890, and moved to its current location in 1901. St. Procopius College changed its name to Illinois Benedictine College in 1971, and became Benedictine University in 1996.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Springfest, Relay for Life, Spring Ball, BU at the Movies, BU at the Theater
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Kappa Mu Epsilon, Kappa Gamma Pi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Psi Chi, Beta Beta Beta, Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Knights of Columbus, Daughters of Isabella, Muslim Student Association
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Student Union, International Club, Mediterranean Club, South Asian Student Association
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train Lisle Illinois (3)
  • Distance to nearest bus Chicago, Illinois (26)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Chicago, Illinois (20), Chicago, Illinois (20)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 24%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 27%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 9
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 7%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 42%
  • Number of students using college housing 22%
Campus Services
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,404
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, military, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Jurica Nature Museum
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions 16,186
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 355,089
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number Of Books in Library 166,537
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Wheaton College)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 26%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
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