Open house events make learning about Benedictine easy, convenient

March 26, 2012

Benedictine campus arch 2010

Lisle, Illinois ~ High school students, their friends and parents can check out Benedictine University during Spring Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 1.

"Spring Open House" offers high school students the opportunity to meet with the University staff to discuss Benedictine's academic programs, admission requirements, application process, available scholarships and financial aid. Campus tours are also available.

Students interested in earning a master's degree can attend a Graduate Open House from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. 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.

Other upcoming events include a Graduate Open House from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11; and BenU at a Glance from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2. All events are held in the Krasa Student Center.

BenU at a Glance offers high school sophomores and juniors an opportunity to get an up-close look at college life. Parents are also invited, but due to the student-oriented nature of the event parents and students will be divided into separate groups.

Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments will be served until 6:30 p.m. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., counselors will explain the admissions process and participants will hear from representatives of student affairs, athletics and the student body.

Campus tours will be available from 7:30-8:30 p.m. No RSVP or advanced registration is required.

For more information, please call the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 or visit Benedictine University on the Web at

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.

For more information about these events, contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 or, or visit Benedictine University on the Web at


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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