Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the seventh consecutive year in 2017.


U.S. News & World Report consistently lists Benedictine University among the best colleges and universities in the nation and ranks Benedictine among the most ethnically diverse campuses in Illinois. For 2017, Benedictine was named to its list of "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs."

Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the seventh largest in the Chicago area in 2017.

In 2017, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University No. 8 among the fastest-growing colleges in the country for private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2005-2015. This is the fiftth consecutive year we have been ranked as a fastest-growing college. ranked Benedictine University's online M.B.A. among the top eight and online Public Health among the top five best programs in the nation in 2017.

Benedictine's Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is listed among the nation's "50 Most Affordable Online M.P.H. Programs 2015" by ranked Benedictine University on its list of "Best Online M.P.H. programs" for 2015. ranks Benedictine University among the "Best Online Colleges" in Illinois for 2015 and among the top 15 most affordable Catholic colleges and universities in the country with the highest starting salaries earned by graduates and among the most affordable colleges in Illinois for online programs for 2014. ranked Benedictine University among the "Top Online M.B.A. Programs" in 2015.

Benedictine University is the first four-year private university in Illinois to be named a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Benedictine's Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior was named one of the best online master's programs in the nation in 2017 by




Upcoming Events

BenU at a Glance - Summer 2018
Main Campus in Lisle
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Event Details

BenU at a Glance - Summer 2018

Date: July 16

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall

Contact: Admissions    630-829-6300

Event Description:

  • 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Check-in and picnic lunch on the campus quad
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Resource Fair featuring Student Activities, Commuter Services, Athletics, Campus Ministry, Study Abroad and Parent Resources, to name a few.
  • 12:30 p.m.-1:10 p.m. Admissions Presentation What BenU has to offer and learn about the enrollment process.
  • 1:15 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. Campus tour to see where our students live, learn and play.

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Next Level Event
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Details

Next Level Event

Date: July 17

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Campus: Main Campus,Region - Chicago and Suburbs

Location: Goodwin Hall Lobby

Event Description:

Join us at our Next Level Event to learn how our accessible, attainable and affordable graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs can take your education to the next level and help you reach your career goals.
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Walk-In Wednesdays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Walk-In Wednesdays

Date: July 18

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a counselor about your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Wednesday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

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