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General Consumer Information

This information is provided in compliance with the Department of Education's Consumer Information Act and the Student-Right-to-Know Act, 34 C.F.R. 668.

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General Information about Benedictine University

About Benedictine University

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Drug and Alcohol Policy (PDF)

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (PDF)

Biennial Review Report

2020 Biennial Review Report

Notification Policy for Missing Students Who Reside On Campus

Notification Policy for Missing Students (PDF)

Campus Annual Security Report

Visit the University Police page for current campus security reports, along the side of the page.

Special Facilities and Services Available to Disabled Students

The Academic and Career Enrichment Center (ACE) serves as the main location for serving students with disabilities, including learning, physical and psychological disabilities. Benedictine University will ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to access academic programs and other aspects of university life. Students with questions or in need of special academic or housing accommodations should stop by the Academic and Career Enrichment Center (ACE) in Krasa (room 015) or call (630) 829-6512 to arrange proper documentation for equal access to educational and campus services.

Retention, Graduation Rates and Transfer Out Rates

First-time, Full-time Undergraduate

First Year Retention Rate - 67% 

6-Year Graduation Rate - 46%

Transfer Out Rate - 2%


Master's 6-year Graduation Rate - 70%

Also available in the University Fact Book

Data for Undergraduate and Graduate Level Students after Graduation

Employment and Graduate School Enrollment Rates for Undergraduate and Graduate

In 2020, 85% of our Alumni six months after graduation reported that they are either working full-time (30 hours or more) or enrolled in Graduate School full-time. Full-time Employment is 71%; Full-time Graduate School is 14%.


In 2020, 78% are employed Full-time (30 hours or more).

Student Right to Know Act (PDF)

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act - Lisle Campus

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act - Mesa Branch Campus

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FERPA: Students Right to Access Records Release of Student Information Policy

Voter Registration

Voter Registration Information

College Scorecard

Benedictine University Scorecard

Office of Postsecondary Education

Office of Postsecondary Education Information

College Navigator

"Paying for College" Webpage

Professional Licensure Disclosure Requirements

Benedictine University offers programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Illinois.  Many states vary in what professions they require to be licensed.  Some states require an individual to graduate from an approved program. Specific training can also be required in order to pass a state specific exam. Prior to considering relocating to another state a student should contact their program advisor to discuss licensure eligibility requirements. Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling. Students should contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program at Benedictine University. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) for the most recent requirements in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license.

The curriculum for programs leading to licensure at Benedictine University have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in Illinois as well as preparing students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Illinois. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. These boards make the decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations at the time the individual submits their application for licensure. 

Students who intend to return to, relocate to, or currently reside in any state other than Illinois need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board. Please click on your program title below to view the program webpage. This will indicate one of the two options:

  • the program does meet licensure in all states or
  • the program does not meet the requirements for licensure in all states.

Upcoming Events

SOAR - Student Orientation & Readiness - Welcome our New Students
9:00 AM
Event Details

SOAR - Student Orientation & Readiness - Welcome our New Students

Date: June 18

Time: 9:00 AM

Campus: Main Campus

Location: Goodwin Hall Lobby

Event Sponsor: Admissions

Event Description:

Congratulations on committing to Benedictine University!

We are excited to celebrate your commitment to Benedictine University and look forward to the next steps in preparing for the fall 2021 semester! Throughout this process our admissions staff will continue to work with you through the next steps as we introduce you to our academic advisors, student engagement and academic affairs staff and current students over the next couple of months! Working through these steps early allows you to be in the best position for class selection as courses continue to fill up over the summer!

Master Class: How to Take Charge of Your College Search
Main Campus in Lisle
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Details

Master Class: How to Take Charge of Your College Search

Date: June 21

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Benedictine University, Goodwin Auditorium

Contact: Kimberley Viehmann    630-829-6004

Event Description:

Are you ready to take charge of your college search?

Come learn from the experts and join us for a Master Class that will give you the confidence you need to conquer your college search. You will leave this one-day experience understanding how to manage your college list, how to navigate the Common Ap, what a day in the life of a college students looks like, and more!

We will even provide a college essay workshop to get your essay writing kicked off right.

Parents, please join us from 2:00-3:00 for a special session on Financial Aid.

Registration Cost:
$25 per Student

*Space is limited, don't delay

Faith & Justice Summer Reading Group 2021
Main Campus in Lisle
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Details

Faith & Justice Summer Reading Group 2021

Date: June 23

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: ZOOM

Event Sponsor: Intercultural Education, Campus Ministry, Chief Mission Officer, and the BenU Library

Contact: Pat Somers

Event Description:

What an outstanding selection of readings we are looking forward to for the annual staff and faculty Faith and Justice Summer Reading Group on Zoom!  

As you see from the flyer, we are starting with a new release by Massimo Faggioli, followed by selections from a biography of Dorothy Day written by her granddaughter. Next, we’ll read selections from a book by Janelle Wong about the ways that evangelical Christianity influences immigrants’ political stance. Our fourth selection addresses white supremacy and American Christianity. And to round out our summer program we’ll read selections from Fr. Cyprian Davis’ history of Black Catholics in the U.S. (If reading 5 books over the summer seems ambitious, please note the words “selections from”.) 

Here is the link to the very helpful Faith and Justice Summer Reading Library Research Guide with additional information about the authors and their books:  

For the first 15 people who sign up for the reading group we have a free copy of: Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States by Massimo Faggioli, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. (Book would need to be picked up from the BU Library.) 

To sign up for the reading group just email Carrie Ankeny or Pat Somers     

In prior years, these book discussions have been a highlight of the summer for many of us and we are looking forward to reading with you this summer. We encourage you to plan on coming to all the discussions while knowing that summer is a busy time for many. 


The Faith and Justice Planning Group 

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