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What Is the Community Around Benedictine Like?

Benedictine University is located 25 miles outside Chicago within one of the safest areas of Illinois. This location allows students to experience both the safety and beauty of suburban life in Lisle, and the close availability of metropolitan life in Chicago.

Village of Lisle
Lisle Chamber of Commerce
Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau
Lisle Park District
City of Naperville
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
DuPage County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The University is located just 25 minutes from downtown Chicago and two miles from the train station. Chicago is known for its diverse culture that is welcoming to all. All ethnic groups are represented in the architecture, exhibits, festivals, and restaurants around the city. It is easy to find a little piece of home wherever you go.

Chicago Attractions Include:

  • Beautiful Architecture
    The Sears Tower, the Bahai Temple, The John Hancock Center and buildings designed by Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Lake Michigan
    The lake and its surrounding area are the perfect location for boating, swimming, hiking, biking, roller blading and walking. National lakeshores, parks and forests are within a day's drive of the University.
  • Art Museums
    The Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Oriental Institute, Mexican Fine Arts Center and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
  • World-renowned Museums
    The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Historical Society, DuSable Museum of African-American History, Museum of Science and Industry, the Adler Planetarium and John G. Shedd Aquarium.
  • Music
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, plus numerous events and clubs that feature music from around the globe.
  • All Major U.S. Professional Sports
    The Cubs and White Sox (baseball), Fire (soccer), Blackhawks and Wolves (hockey), Bears (football), Condors (women's basketball) and the six-time World Champion Chicago Bulls (men's basketball).
  • Food
    Numerous restaurants, delis, grocery stores and festivals of every ethnic origin will never leave you hungry.
  • Shopping
    Hundreds of stores for shopping including Chicago's very own Magnificent Mile located on Michigan Avenue and much more!