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An essay is not required; however, if a student fails to meet some of the requirement standards, he or she may have the option of submitting a personal statement as a supplement to his or her application. Admissions Data (2016): Benedictine University Acceptance Rate: -%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers mean Benedictine University Description: Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is a mid-sized private university grounded in the Benedictine tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Benedictine students can choose from 55 bachelor degree programs, 15 masters degree programs, and 4 doctoral programs. Professional fields in health, nursing, and business are most popular among undergraduates, but the university takes pride in offering a wide range of both professional fields and traditional areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university has kept on top of 21st-century educational trends and has many on-line offerings, especially at the graduate level. Benedictine's main campus is in Lisle, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. The school also has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona, as well as international sites in Vietnam and China. Students stay involved outside of the classroom, and the university is home to over 40 student clubs and organizations including the Candor Newspaper, Sci-Fi Fantasy Club, and numerous service and academic clubs. On the athletic front, the Benedictine Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III Northern Athletic Conference. The school fields 9 men's and 11 women's intercollegiate sports. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 5,892 (3,171 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female85% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $32,170Books: $1,510 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,200Other Expenses: $2,550Total Cost: $45,430 Benedictine University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 99%Loans: 74%Average Amount of AidGrants: $17,475Loans: $6,482 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Social Sciences, Elementary Education, Criminal Justice, Health, Nursing, Psychology Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%Transfer-out Rate: 1%4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%6-Year Graduation Rate: 51% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Golf, Baseball Women's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Benedictine University, You May Also Like These Schools: Applicants interested in other Midwest colleges or universities affiliated with the Catholic church should consider the University of Detroit Mercy, Dominican University, or Saint Norbert College as well. Those looking for an accessible school in Illinois that offers a range of programs and has around 3,000 – 5,000 students enrolled can check out Olivet Nazarene University, Lewis University, or Bradley University. Benedictine University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://online.ben.edu/about/mission "Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community. "