Believe, Belong, Become:
Be Yourself at BenU

At Benedictine University, we inspire you to believe in your potential, belong to a vibrant and supportive community, and become the best version of yourself. Our education fosters personal growth, academic excellence, and a balanced, spiritually rich life, guiding you on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Embrace your future with confidence and purpose at BenU.

We Are Passionate About Affordability

Worried about how you’ll pay for college? Benedictine University is dedicated to making the path to a college degree accessible to anyone who wants to join our community. That’s why we work with our students to help them get the financial assistance they need to afford a Benedictine education.

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is readily available for qualifying students seeking assistance.


Benedictine University awarded $27.9 million in Scholarships last year.

Tuition Calculator

Use the tuition calculator to estimate your costs, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, meals, and other related expenses.

Student Life

Get involved on campus, make a difference through community volunteer work, and discover everything BenU has to offer our students.

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Benedictine University is a proud charter member of the NCAA Division III Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.

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Campus Ministry

Benedictine University Campus Ministry supports the spiritual lives of all members of the Benedictine University community.

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Clubs & Organizations

Make the most of your time at Ben U. Enjoy student clubs, organizations, Intramurals, and leadership opportunities.

Benedictine By The Numbers

Do I have to be Catholic to attend Benedictine University?

We welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds.

Many of our students regularly participate in interfaith dialogues and events. If you’re a person of faith, we welcome you. If you’re agnostic, an atheist, or you prefer no label, we welcome you, too.

We believe our students can appreciate and grow from our Catholic heritage regardless of their spiritual beliefs.

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Our Commitment to Your Future

Growth Oriented Community

Benedictine nurtures the intellectual, social, and professional growth of our students, supporting them on their unique scholastic journeys.

Real World Knowledge + Skills

Benedictine students don’t just study theories in their classrooms. They also gain real world experience through internships, career-related student employment, and even by building their own businesses.

Strong Connections

Our small student-faculty ratio means students are never lost in the crowd. BenU professors are open and passionate about getting to know their students so they can guide them toward the best path for success.

Foundation for Lifelong Success

From empowering students with the confidence to take risks to getting students connected to opportunities in real time, Benedictine secures a strong foundation for long-term student success.

Benedictine Events & News

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Lisle, IL

BenU’s Lisle campus is a vibrant academic community nestled in a picturesque suburban setting, offering a diverse range of programs and a rich experience.

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Mesa, AZ

BenU’s Mesa campus is an innovative and expanding educational hub in the heart of Arizona, blending personalized learning with a strong sense of community.

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China & Vietnam

Benedictine University has been partnered with universities in China and Vietnam to offer graduate-level degree programs for more than 10 years.

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Fully online adult undergraduate and graduate programs allow students to attend at their convenience, at their own pace, and on their own schedule. Students can also attend part-time.