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Benedictine University

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Benedictine University

As we enter the holiday season, it is time to reflect on our blessings and share them with others.

I am a(n)

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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.

Giving Tuesday Thank You

Your generosity, on Giving Tuesday and every other day of the year, gives our students the resources and support they need to be successful. It also opens the door for future generations.

And if you haven’t had a chance to make your gift yet, there’s still time. Just CLICK HERE to make a donation.





Benedictine University Seeks New Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Benedictine University celebrates its history, mission, identity, and legacy as a Catholic University with a Benedictine wisdom tradition, as it seeks the university’s next Provost and Chief Academic Officer. The Provost and Chief Academic Officer and the University President will collaborate with faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees in setting a course for the University designed to meet the educational needs of 21st-century learners.

For Additional Information and to Apply, Click HERE
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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.

Unlock Your Potential: Complete Your Undergraduate Degree Online!


Benedictine’s General Professional Studies (GPS) program unravels the essence of success, blending personal growth with actionable skills to supercharge your career journey.

  • Designed for Busy Adults
  • Fast-Track Learning
  • Flexible & On Your Terms
  • No Language Requirement

Unparalleled Support, Digitally DeliveredJust because it’s online doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Enjoy the same rich support as an on-campus student. From personalized academic advising to insightful mentorship from dedicated faculty, we’re with you every step of the way.

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Your Experience, Our CurriculumYour professional journey is at the heart of what you learn.

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

alumna Luanne Mayorga (MBA’07)

Alumna Luanne Mayorga Named Assistant Chancellor at UIUC

Congratulations to BenU alumna Luanne Mayorga (MBA’07), who was recently named Assistant Chancellor for Strategic Programs and Partnerships at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mayorga has worked in higher education […]

Mesa Women's volleyball team head to NAIA tournament

Redhawks edged out the top-seeded Firebirds

Benedictine University accomplished what no other California Pacific Conference team has done this season, and no team has accomplished since Aug. 25th—defeat Saint Katherine. The Redhawks, the #2 Seed in […]

Students IRD on Modesty Nov 3, 2023

Students Organize and Moderate Two Interreligious Dialogues

Students (including several from the Scholars Program) recently organized and moderated two interreligious dialogues on the topic of “Faith, Modesty, and Purity Culture in the U.S.” The first dialogue, Wednesday […]

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BenU Thaakat Chapter President and Founder Visits DREAM Schools

The President and Founder of the Benedictine Thaakat Chapter, Maryam Malkana, recently had the remarkable opportunity to witness firsthand the transformative work being done by one of the nonprofit’s initiatives—the […]