Admissions Process and Requirements

Benedictine University has rolling admissions and  does not have a deadline for accepting new applications for the fall semester. We encourage traditional undergraduate students to apply within their first semester of their senior year of high school. The application review process takes approximately one week. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an Admissions counselor will personally contact you by phone with your admission status. Prospective freshmen should accept the offer of admission and pay the tuition deposit no later than May 1 to secure their spot for the incoming freshman class.

Requirements
  • Minimum GPA Recommended: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum ACT Recommended: 21
  • Minimum SAT Recommended: 980 (Math and Critical Reasoning combined score)
  1. Apply to Benedictine University (select one)
    1. Apply online
    2. Download a hard copy
    3. Call the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 and we will mail an application to you.
  2. Request that your official high school transcripts, official ACT or SAT scores, and high school guidance counselor letter of recommendation be sent to Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle IL 60532.
  3. Your admission counselor may request additional materials if you did not meet the minimum admission requirements. You may be asked to submit:
    1. A personal statement
    2. Seventh semester transcripts
  4. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an Admissions counselor will personally contact you by phone with your admission status.
Personal Statement

If students do not meet minimum admission requirements, they are encouraged to submit a minimum one-page personal statement. The topic of this personal statement is "What are your academic strengths and how will they help you at Benedictine?". The personal statement is meant to be a reflection of past academic coursework as well as your writing ability. It is necessary that you provide all relevant information about your academic performance and high school experience.

Admission Committee

The Admission Committee meets weekly to review applications for prospective students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements. The Admission Committee looks for well-rounded students who will be successful and contribute to the Benedictine University community.

If you have any specific questions about admission requirements, your personal statement or the Admission Committee, please contact your Admissions counselor.