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About Us

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 was founded by the monks of St. Procopius Abbey in 1887. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students. 

The University’s main campus in Lisle, Illinois features a learning center, science facility, administrative buildings, residence halls, Founders’ Woods apartments, an athletic center, a small lake, a student center and the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. Branch campuses are located in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona and class sites are located in China and Vietnam. 

Benedictine offers 55 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs and 4 doctoral programs.