Freshman Admissions Process

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1. Apply to Benedictine University at Mesa

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2. Submit a transcript and letter of recommendation

Have your official high school transcripts and high school guidance counselor letter of recommendation (PDF) sent to:

Benedictine University at Mesa
Gillet Hall
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

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3. Submit additional materials

Your admissions counselor may request additional materials if you did not meet the minimum admission requirements. You may be asked to submit a personal statement or seventh semester transcripts.

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4. Your Redhawk confirmation is a phone call away

Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an admissions counselor will personally contact you by phone with your admission status.


Recommended Minimum Admissions Standards

Benedictine University at Mesa has rolling admissions. Benedictine does not have a deadline for accepting new applications for the Fall semester. We encourage traditional undergraduate students to apply within their first semester of their senior year of high school. The application review process takes approximately one week. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an admissions counselor will personally contact you by phone with your admission status. Prospective freshmen should accept the offer of admission and pay the tuition deposit no later than May 1 to secure their spot for the incoming Freshman class.

Requirements for Admission

  • 2.5/4.0 GPA
  • Top 50% rank in their graduating class
  • Letter of recommendation from high school guidance counselor, recommended and occasionally required
  • The ACT/SAT is not required but you can submit your score to be used in consideration for admission or scholarship purposes
  • Extracurricular involvement at school, work or within the community

Personal Statement

If students do not meet the above minimum standards, they are encouraged to submit a minimum one page personal statement. The topic of this personal statement is "What are your academic strengths and how will they help you at Benedictine?" The personal statement is meant to be a reflection of past academic coursework as well as your writing ability. It is necessary that you provide all relevant information about your academic performance and high school experience.

Admission Committee

The Admission Committee meets weekly to review applications for prospective students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements. The Admission Committee looks for well-rounded students who will be successful and contribute to the Benedictine University at Mesa community.

If you have any specific questions about admission requirements, your personal statement or the Admission Committee, please contact your admission counselor.

Learn More

Now that you are ready to take your first steps toward becoming a Redhawk, we need some basic information from you so that an admissions counselor can reach out to you to provide the best possible responses to your inquiry and discuss requirements and next steps. Please fill out the form below or contact us at (602) 888-5500 or

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