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Benedictine University

Benedictine University's Class of 2027 forming the "B" on the quad


We are emotionally and academically connected, accountable for inspiring your exploration, enabling your potential and for propelling your future success.

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Benedictine Experience

At Benedictine, we believe that a truly transformative college experience involves not only academic growth, but also personal and social development.

Our community empowers students to step outside of their comfort zones and forge connections with others.

Our curriculum is designed to encourage exploration of global cultures, which raises awareness of contemporary challenges and teaches critical thinking skills.

We prioritize collaboration, self-growth, and an appreciation for diverse perspectives, all of which are central to our Benedictine hallmarks.

Whether you crave adventure or prefer a more traditional approach, we offer ample opportunities to create, explore, learn, and grow.

So, take hold of the red thread and weave the path to your dreams with us.

Mesa Commencement 2022 graduates in processional

Congratulations to all our graduates!

For additional information, view the Commencement web page.



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Student Orientation and Readiness (SOAR)

Now that you have committed to Benedictine University as a member of the class of 2027 and are working on finalizing your enrollment for the fall semester, you are ready to SOAR!

BenU Facts


BenU student-to-faculty ratio

$27.9 M

awarded in Scholarships last year


of graduates are working or in graduate school 6 months after graduation


undergraduate majors, 17 masters, 3 doctoral programs, 17 certificates

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Campus & Locations

Benedictine News

BenU Retirement Celebration for Charles Gregory

BenU Community holds celebration for President Charles W. Gregory

In appreciation for 26 years of service to Benedictine University, with the last 5 years leading the institution as the 12th President, the Benedictine Community held a celebration for President […]

BenU Music students perform at end of year event

BenU Music Busy with End of the Year Performances

The BenU Music groups are busy this time of the year! Various groups performed for events hosted on campus and our students performed their end of the year solo performances. […]

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NACC 2023 Men’s Lacrosse Awards

NACC Announces 2023 Men’s Lacrosse Awards and All-Conference Teams. Benedictine University had three players recognized in the 2023 All-NACC Second Team and several honorable mentions. James McDonald – Second Team Brady […]

Student poster presentations in Goodwin during URSA event

URSA Symposium Showcases Impressive Student Work

Benedictine students, faculty, and staff converged on Goodwin Hall on Thursday, April 13, for the University’s thirteenth annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Arts (URSA) symposium. Over one hundred students participated […]

News from the Center for Benedictine Values

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Pope Francis at 10 Years

Do you remember where you were when you saw the white smoke? Ten years ago this week, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope—one of the most surprising popes in a […]


Three Scholars, Three Religions, One God of Love and Justice

A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim walk onto a stage … It sounds like a well-worn joke. But it’s not. It’s one of the blessings of being Benedictine! And […]

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Honoring King by Living Our Vocation

This week the Benedictine community takes time to remember, honor, and learn from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most of us have heard of King our whole lives. Some […]

Pope Benedict XVI

Remembering Pope Benedict XVI

Remembering Pope Benedict XVI (1927-2022) Ten years ago, around this time, I was beginning to teach a course on Pope Benedict XVI—as far as I know, the only full course […]