Student learning and success is our first priority.

 
BenU is among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year.
*Forbes magazine
 
Student learning and success is our first priority.
BenU is among "America's Top Colleges" for the third consecutive year.
*Forbes magazine

Our 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.

Our Vision

Benedictine University is a Catholic University in the Benedictine Tradition that Provides a Values-Centered Liberal Arts Education Enriched by Our Excellence in Science.

Our Values

Benedictine University is grounded in the spirit of the founders who based their lives and work on St. Benedict's Rule for Monks, written in the early sixth century. Benedictine University builds its educational life and efforts on the same values which Benedictine men and women espouse:

  • a commitment to academic excellence
  • a search for God by oneself and with others
  • a tradition of hospitality
  • an emphasis on a life lived in balance
  • a dedication to responsible stewardship of the earth
  • an appreciation for living and working in community
  • a concern for the development of each person

At A Glance

55
Undergraduate
Degrees
15
Graduate
Degrees
4
Doctoral
Degrees
  • 18:1
    Student-to-faculty ratio
  • 127
    Years of academic excellence
  • 9,658
    Benedictine students enrolled throughout the world
  • 22
    Sports Teams