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Benedictine University

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Benedictine Spirit

We are excited to welcome students, alumni, families, and the community to join in our Homecoming festivities.

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Benedictine Experience

Benedictine University is a 4-year, Catholic institution, located in Lisle, IL, just 2 1/2 miles east of downtown Naperville. Our campus is just steps away from a vibrant, historic community with shops and a variety of dining experiences. At Benedictine, we believe that a truly transformative college experience involves not only academic growth, but also personal and social development. 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.


Take hold of the red thread and weave the path to your dreams with us.

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Homecoming Week – September 18-24
For more information, visit our HOMECOMING web page





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Fall Visit Day

Learn about the admission process as well as the academic, social and financial fit that can be afforded to you.  Our visit day programs provide a unique opportunity for you to engage in areas that are important to you.

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Did Life Get in the Way and Now You’re Ready to Finish Your Degree?

Benedictine’s General Professional Studies (GPS) Program is an all online, asynchronous degree for returning adult students. Our GPS program works with your timeline and focuses on:

  • problem solving
  • communication
  • critical thinking
  • cultural literacy
  • teamwork
  • emotional intelligence
  • ethical reasoning
  • social responsibility
Learn More About the GPS Program

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

Benedictine News

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Wiesner and Physics Program Selected to Participate in DOE’s $70 Million STEM Grant Program

Lead by physics professor, Dr. Matt Wiesner, Benedictine University has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s $70 million grant program to support research by historically underrepresented […]

Sarisan from Slovakia in Chicago, Sept. 29, 2023

ˇŠarišan from Slovakia to Perform At Benedictine University

Folk Ensemble ˇŠarišan from Slovakia to Perform At Benedictine University on Friday, September 29. The Šarišan Folk Ensemble, representing the rich cultural heritage of Slovakia through their traditional music and […]

Dr. Tim Marin receives ACS Distinguished Service Award

Marin Receives ACS Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Tim Marin, professor in the department of Physical Sciences, and alumnus (Chemistry B.S., math minor, 1996), was recognized at the Sept. 14 “Education Night” Program Meeting of the Chicago […]

ACS-SPS students in SPS Observer magazine

ACS-SPS Club Featured in SPS Observer

The American Chemical Society/Society of Physics Students (ACS/SPS) club, under the direction of Dr. Casey Larson and Dr. Matt Wiesner, have an article about a campus project, “The Fundial: A […]