2011 News Articles
Open house events make learning about Benedictine University easy, convenient

Open house events make learning about Benedictine easy, convenient
October 6, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Benedictine campus arch 2010Lisle, Illinois ~ High school students, the friends and parents can check out Benedictine University during Fall Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in the Krasa Student Center.

Prospective students can learn about Benedictine's academic programs and the admissions process, talk with a financial aid counselor, tour classrooms and residence halls and meet with faculty and athletic coaches.

TheChronicle of Higher Education ranks Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master's universities. Forbes magazine ranks Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America's colleges, and U.S. News & World Report® consistently ranks Benedictine among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest.

If a student cannot attend Benedictine's Open House, they can also visit Benedictine University on "Preferred Visit Day" on Friday, November 11. Appointments are available at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

"Preferred Visit Day" offers high school students the opportunity to meet in a small group with the Admissions staff to discuss Benedictine University's academic programs, admission requirements, application process, available scholarships and financial aid.

Campus tours are also available. An RSVP is required by calling (630) 829-6300.

Students interested in earning a master's degree can attend a Graduate Open House from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19. Adding a degree or certificate from Benedictine University to your resume can give you an advantage over your competitors. Or if you are looking to change careers, a master's degree from Benedictine can put you on the road to a new and exciting profession.

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.

Students and parents looking for information on how to finance their college education are invited to attend "Financial Aid 101: Understanding how to finance your education" from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2012 and Saturday, February 25, 2012 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center.

Financial aid counselors and financing experts will explain the complicated financial aid process including: how to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); understanding the different types of institutional, state and federal assistance; and what do to if financial aid does not cover the cost of attending college.

Parents and students will also be able to schedule an individual financial aid counseling session with one of Benedictine University's expert financial aid counselors. The sessions are open to all, even if a student does not plan to attend Benedictine University or has yet to select a college.

For more information about these events, contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 or admissions@ben.edu, or visit Benedictine University on the Web at www.ben.edu/admissions. 

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’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 2011.