Freshman Students

Selecting a university in which to attend is a very important decision and requires that you gather all the information that you can. No matter the reason you have chosen to attend, we will do our best to provide the answers that you need. 

We encourage you to see our advantages for yourself and schedule a one-on-one visit with an Admission Counselor to learn more.

Admissions Process
Admissions Process
Learn how to apply to Benedictine University, what forms to fill out and what information we're going to need. It's easier than you think.

Admitted Students
Admitted Students
Your transition to Benedictine will be easy when you follow these few easy steps (hint: one of them involves joining your class's Facebook group).

AP Credit
AP Credit
Enrolled in Advanced Placement classes at your high school and plan to take the Advanced Placement Exam to receive college credit? Find out how.

Benedictine University has 21 sports teams that compete in NCAA Division III. Join a team, participate in intramurals or take a fitness class. We believe in developing the body and the mind.

BenU Advantage
An emphasis on academic and personal growth. Small class sizes. Accessible faculty. Internships and research opportunities. It's all here, waiting for you.

Fast Facts
We're not too big, we're not too small and we're among America's best. Learn more here about Benedictine University.

Do I have to live on campus? Does Benedictine offer scholarships? Do I have to be Catholic to attend? You can find many of the answers here.

Financial Aid
There are plenty of financial aid options available, including scholarships and grants. We want to help you and your family learn how affordable a Benedictine education can be.

Foreign Credit
We're not talking about a Bank Suisse VISA card. We're talking about Education Credential Evaluators and how to find out if your credits transfer from a college overseas.

Get Connected
Meet fellow students on Facebook. Tweet us a question about your counselor's travel plans. Check out photos from campus activities on Flickr. We're connected so you're connected.

H.S. Guidance Counselors
Find links to answers for all your questions about Benedictine and how you can help your students and their parents successfully navigate the college search process.

Home-schooled Students
Benedictine University welcomes home-schooled students, whose applications are reviewed just like other freshman applicants. Find the answers to your other questions here.

Open HouseUpcoming Open Houses
Tour campus. Meet faculty. Ask questions about admissions and financial aid. Join potential classmates.

Major Sheets
Learn more about our 55 traditional undergraduate majors, like Business Analytics, Exercise and Sports Studies, Criminal Justice and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry.

Visit UsVisit Us
Open houses, Preferred Visit Days and campus tours. There's plenty of ways you can check out Benedictine University. Learn about them here.

Meet Your Counselor
Want to know who to contact if you have questions about the University? Want to check out their schedule to find out when they will be coming to your town?

New Student Advising Center
All students must meet with a New Student Advising Center advisor before registering. To set up a meeting, begin here. 

When you enroll at the University, your parents become part of the Benedictine community too. We have lots of things to keep them busy (while you are busy elsewhere).

Residence Life
Residence Life
Living on campus provides a lot of wonderful opportunities to make friends and meet new people. Share a room or an apartment. It's all part of the college experience.

One of the ways many students meet their financial obligations is by taking advantage of the countless scholarships available to them. Take advantage of the generosity of others who want you to succeed.

Student LifeStudent Life
Your health, happiness, safety, academic success and professional advancement are important to us. We have numerous resources available to help your succeed now and after graduation.

Student Resources
Where can I get a snack? Find a book? Get someone to unlock my car? We're here to help you so you can focus on the big stuff.

Not sure when to begin your college search and how far along you should be? Here are some rules...well, they're actually more like guidelines.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
Use our handy worksheet to figure out what your Benedictine University education will cost. But if you need help, don't hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Aid.

We're Coming to You
We are Coming to You
Our admission counselors are on the road year-round. Check out their schedule to find out where they'll be in the days and weeks ahead

Welcome Weekend
Welcome Weekend
Welcome Weekend is a time to get to know Benedictine, your fellow students and what college life is like. You can also rock out to a national recording artist like the Plain White T's.