Selecting a college can be a difficult decision, especially with so many options from which to choose. You will visit many colleges and universities and speak with many admissions counselors. You will hear various stories and learn about some of the qualities that differentiate universities and colleges. Some schools will share the same qualities, while others may be very different. Here at Benedictine University at Mesa, we do not focus on the typical traditional traits of colleges and universities. WE GO BEYOND THEM!
We go beyond standards, and excel to Benedictine Values
Hospitality – Benedictine University at Mesa promotes diversity and believes that learning from others is just as important as learning within the lecture halls. Students at Benedictine meet and interact with students from all over the world. This diverse environment allows students to discover another perspective and learn from other students' life experiences, creating an enhanced educational experience.
Search for God by oneself and with others – Our strong Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage promote acceptance and understanding of other religions and ethnicities. The search for God is the search for Truth, which connects all people.
An appreciation for living and working in community – Benedictine University at Mesa promotes a sense of togetherness among peers and professors and encourages interaction with the outside community. This value instills in us the need to represent ourselves and Benedictine in the best light when outside of the University community.
Development of each person – Benedictine University at Mesa promotes self-growth and improvement. We seek to help each student transform their potential into the realization of goals and accomplishments.
Emphasis on a life lived in balance – Juggling school, work, athletics and student organizations can be difficult, but at Benedictine University at Mesa we focus on the need for students to enjoy all aspects of life in such way that one does not overwhelmed the other.
Dedication to responsible stewardship of the earth – Benedictine University at Mesa promotes community service and "living green." We are continually seeking to develop new and better ways to help the environment.
We go beyond lecture halls
Small class – Our average class size is 25 students; the student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1.
Interaction with peers and professor – The Benedictine University at Mesa community plays a key role in assisting students in the achievement of their goals. Students gain a better understanding of academic material specifically and the University experience in general through personal interaction with professors.
Professor accessibility – Students are encouraged to remain after class with additional questions, take advantage of office hours, and even utilize cell phone numbers that are provided if students require assistance while at home.
Teaching Assistants available outside classroom hours – Students who have excelled in a particular class are handpicked by the professor to offer outside assistance. These tutors offer their experiences and expertise to help students with study sessions and test preparation outside the classroom.
Student Services – Student Services is a study resource for tutoring in math, writing, science and economics. Academic resources and staff are made available to students to ensure that their weakest subjects do not prohibit them from succeeding at Benedictine.
Internships – Real on-the-job experiences allow students to gain confidence and assurance of their major or profession that they are considering. Internships are also a useful tool for making important career connections and enhancing what students learn in the classroom.
We go beyond the typical major
Practicum and Observation hours – This allows students to gain a more thorough understanding of specific professions. For example, students are able to shadow doctors at nearby hospitals, and education students are able to observe teachers in the classroom.
Experienced professors who have worked in the field in which they teach – Benedictine University at Mesa professors bring real world experience to the classroom. They are able to provide advice and information about the current and future trends of the industry in which students are interested. Professors also assist students to make the necessary professional connections for internships.
Unique course work – Benedictine University at Mesa faculty constantly push the envelope by creating academic programs and coursework that will allow our students to be competitive and prepared for career opportunities now and in the future. We encourage students to add a minor or a foreign language to increase their marketability in an increasingly competitive job market.
Strong Liberal Arts Core Curriculum – Our liberal arts courses provide an excellent foundation that allows graduates to adapt to any environment. These courses – such as writing, speech and humanities – focus on ensuring student are well-rounded individuals.
We go beyond attending college. Our students experience it.