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. ranked Benedictine University's online M.B.A. among the top eight and online Public Health among the top five best programs in the nation in 2017.

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 ranked Benedictine University on its list of "Best Online M.P.H. programs" for 2015. 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. 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

Benedictine University was named one of the best colleges in the Midwest and nation for cost and quality by in 2016.

Benedictine University was named the safest four-year university in Illinois in 2015 by


Upcoming Events

Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: September 22

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Contact: Admissions    (602) 888-5500

Event Description:

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your one-hour visit today and find out more about what makes BenU a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

Cebrzynski Memorial 5K for Scholarships
8:00 AM
Event Details

Cebrzynski Memorial 5K for Scholarships

Date: September 24

Time: 8:00 AM

Campus: Lisle,Main Campus

Location: Coal Ben

Contact: Deb Smith    630-829-6080

Event Description: Cebrzynski Memorial 5K for Scholarships

Registration: 8AM
Race Begins: 9AM

Student Teaching Elementary Education Seminar
Main Campus in Lisle
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Details

Student Teaching Elementary Education Seminar

Date: September 25

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Dr. Jan Writer    630-829-6293

Event Description:

Elementary Education Task 4
Dr. Joyce Jeewek

[Note: this seminar is for Elementary Education majors only]


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