Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Benedictine serves as a second home to nearly 600 students, occupying nine residence halls. Benedictine University maintains and operates campus housing as an integral part of academic life in the belief that educational experiences are not solely contained to the classroom, laboratory or library.
Students who live on campus also benefit through daily living with others, which helps establish friendships and develops a cooperative attitude resulting in greater involvement in campus life and personal fulfillment.
Jog along a tree-lined walkway. Relax on a bench and watch the sunset over Lake St. Benedict. Workout in the million-dollar Rice Center fitness facility. Unwind at the BenUnion with a game of pool, foosball, air hockey or Ping-Pong, or meet up with friends to watch the big game inside the Coal Ben eatery.
These are just some of the perks you can enjoy when your class and your bedroom are only a few feet away from each other!