Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.
Benedictine University is a Catholic University in the Benedictine Tradition that Provides a Values-Centered Liberal Arts Education Enriched by Our Excellence in Science.
Benedictine University is more than just a place to educate the mind. At Benedictine, we believe in developing the whole person – academically, socially and spiritually. Benedictine is a melting pot of people, religions, faiths and philosophies. We believe that by bringing together people from a variety of backgrounds to live, work and play, we better prepare students to participate in an increasingly global society. At Benedictine, we value each individual, and we do all we can to ensure the success of every student personally and professionally. But while we respect the uniqueness of each person, we search for the commonality in all people. At Benedictine, we believe that by unlocking those things we share, we find our differences are quite small. At Benedictine, we are welcomers, learners and leaders. We are caretakers, competitors and explorers. We are believers, helpers, innovators and difference-makers.
In 2014, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University No. 1 among the fastest-growing campus in the country among private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2002-2012.
Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014.
Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.
TheBestColleges.org ranked Benedictine No. 1 in the nation for online master’s degrees in health administration and health care management; third among the top online Catholic Colleges and Universities, online Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) programs and online colleges for accounting degrees; and fifth in the nation for online Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) programs for 2014.
Publichealthonline.org ranked Benedictine University on its list of Best Online M.P.H. programs for 2015.
U.S. News & World Report consistently lists Benedictine University among the best colleges and universities in the nation and recognizes BenU for campus ethnic diversity. For 2015, Benedictine was named to its list of "Best Online Bachelor's Programs," "Best Online Graduate Business Programs," "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs," and "Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans, Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans and Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans."
Affordablecollegesonline.org 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.