Benedictine University

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Benedictine University can be found in Lisle, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately seven thousand students are enrolled at Benedictine University.

A large majority of students at Benedictine University scored in the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. We were able to estimate the Benedictine University average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Benedictine University sends acceptance letters to around 70 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 43 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Benedictine University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Benedictine University was reported as 69.5% in Fall 2013 with over 2,110 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Benedictine University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Benedictine University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Benedictine University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.6%
  • 2010-2011: 77.4%
  • 2011-2012: 76.1%
  • 2012-2013: 75.8%
  • 2013-2014: 69.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 74.0%

How Does Benedictine University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Benedictine University is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Central College63.7%
Wheaton College68.7%
Elmhurst College71.8%
Lewis University55.9%
Aurora University76.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Benedictine University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score19 - 25
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