Prospective students, parents can learn what sets Benedictine apart

October 16, 2013

Lisle, Illinois ~ High school students, their friends and parents are invited to check out Benedictine University during a Fall Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 or Sunday, November 10.

The open houses provide high school students the opportunity to meet with University staff members to discuss Benedictine’s academic programs, admissions requirements, application process, available scholarships and financial aid. Customized tours of campus will also be provided based on each student’s major area of interest. Both events begin with an optional Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Procopius Abbey, located at 5601 College Rd., in Lisle, just east of the Benedictine campus, followed by registration at 12:00 p.m. in the Krasa Student Center.

Prospective students can also attend an orientation to learn more about the University’s Scholars Program, which offers academically talented students special opportunities to develop their skills as thinkers, readers and writers through a coordinated program of seminar-style coursework that emphasizes discussion and debate. The program also aims to help its members grow as leaders and global citizens by heightening their understanding of other cultures and encouraging a commitment to socially responsible action.

According to affordablecollegesonline.org, Benedictine University is ranked among the top 25 most affordable Catholic colleges and universities in the country with the highest starting salaries earned by graduates.

Benedictine students receive a values-based, Catholic education that prepares them to defy the status quo and reach their full potential. Whether receiving personal instruction from teachers with the highest degrees in their fields, conducting research, participating in internships or applying for more than $300,000 in academic scholarships, academic opportunities abound.

Benedictine students challenge themselves every day and gain a greater perspective on the world through study abroad trips, guest lecturers, music concerts, student clubs and athletic teams.

To RSVP to either open house, go to www.ben.edu/fallOH. For more information, contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 or admissions@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2000-2010 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fifth largest in the Chicago area in 2013.

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