Benedictine University adheres to the belief that a broad-based, liberal arts education provides students with a concrete foundation for a lifetime of change and is the best preparation for life-long learning. A Benedictine education prepares students to communicate effectively, to reason and make informed judgments, to identify and solve problems, to develop a sense of intellectual curiosity, to pursue and communicate the truth, and to confront and resolve ethical issues.
Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the seventh consecutive year in 2017.
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."
Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2016.
In 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University No. 1 among the fastest-growing Roman Catholic colleges in the country for doctoral institutions and No. 3 among the fastest-growing colleges in the country for private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2004-2014. This is the fourth consecutive year we have been ranked as a fastest-growing college.
Benedictine's Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is listed among the nation's "50 Most Affordable Online M.P.H. Programs 2015" by Topmastersinhealthcare.com.
Publichealthonline.org ranked Benedictine University on its list of "Best Online M.P.H. programs" for 2015.
Affordablecollegesonline.org ranks Benedictine University among the "Best Online Colleges" in Illinois for 2015 and among the top 15 most affordable Catholic colleges and universities in the country with the highest starting salaries earned by graduates and among the most affordable colleges in Illinois for online programs for 2014.
GoGrad.org ranked Benedictine University among the "Top Online M.B.A. Programs" in 2015.
Benedictine University is the first four-year private university in Illinois to be named a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Benedictine's Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior was named one of the best online master's programs in the nation in 2017 by Nonprofitcollegesonline.com.
Benedictine University was named one of the best colleges in the Midwest and nation for cost and quality by Washingtonmonthly.com in 2016.
Benedictine University was named the safest four-year university in Illinois in 2015 by StateUniversity.com.