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 University Experience

Benedictine Experience

A transformative college experience is one where a student grows not only academically, but also personally and socially. At Benedictine, students are empowered to step outside of their comfort zone to forge a connection within our community.

Our curriculum encourages the exploration of global cultures to raise awareness of contemporary challenges, teaching you how to think rather than what to think. Drawing from our Benedictine hallmarks, we’ve stitched together an environment that encourages collaboration, self-growth and an appreciation of unique perspectives.

Whatever your appetite for adventure, we interlace ample opportunities to create, explore, learn and grow.

Grab hold of the red thread and weave the path of your dreams.

Marvin Agwomoh competes in the 2023 State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition

Marv is in the FINALS! VOTE HERE!

Marv Agwomoh is in the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker Contest.
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Admitted Student Days

Admitted Student Days

As an admitted student to Benedictine University, you will not want to miss the opportunity to join us for an event tailored to your specific needs and interests in your college recruitment process.

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

Graduation Day

Campus & Locations

Lisle Campus Aerial view

The board of trustees announces the search for the 13th president of Benedictine University

For the Presidential Profile and additional information CLICK HERE

Benedictine News

Marvin Agwomoh competes in the 2023 State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition

Marv is in the FINALS! Marvin Agwomoh is in the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker Contest

Field Set for 2023 State Farm Dark Horse Dunker Fan Vote Winner will have the opportunity to compete in the 34th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships […]

Maurice Bell

PepsiCo Executive Maurice Bell to Speak at Benedictine University

Maurice Bell, Benedictine University alumnus and 24-year veteran of PepsiCo, will be the next featured guest in Benedictine’s “Journeys in Leadership” speaker series on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. […]

Writing Excellence Award Winners

BenU Students Receive Writing Excellence Award

On January 24, 2023, seven Benedictine University students received the Writing Excellence Award in a ceremony in Kindlon Hall. This award is a marker of achievement for undergraduate student writers […]

Michael Isaacson

Michael Isaacson Attended State of the Union as Guest of Congressman Bill Foster

Kane County Health Department Executive Director Michael Isaacson, B.S. Health Education, 1999; MPH, 2000, and BenU Alumni Achievement Award recipient, attended the State of the Union address on February 7, […]

News from the Center for Benedictine Values

Pope Francis speaking in the US Congress in 10 years ago

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 […]

MLK speaking at a graduation ceremony

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 […]