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Where passion meets tradition

Where Passion + Tradition Meet

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Benedictine University is a dynamic institution with a diverse and engaged community of students, faculty, staff and alumni. We are grounded in centuries-old Benedictine traditions and are committed to encouraging exploration, enabling potential and nurturing well-being. Our success is your success. Welcome.

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The Red Thread

At Benedictine University, we talk about “The Red Thread” as a metaphor for the uniqueness of our institution and community. The Red Thread ties us all together as a family, stitches together our collective experiences and cultures for the greater good. It connects us through inspirational, academic, professional and social interactions. And it continues to embroider our mission and transformational values since 1887. We invite you to take hold of The Red Thread of Benedictine University and together, we will create a vibrant future.

Benedictine University Locations

Campus Locations

Benedictine University is geographically represented in the Midwest in Lisle, Illinois (Chicago suburb), and the West in Mesa, Arizona (Phoenix area). Learn more about these locations.

Fast Facts



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Visit Campus

Visit Our Campus

We’d love to meet you! Prospective students can schedule a personalized visit tailored to your individual interests. Our dedicated admissions staff can assist in providing you details on the admission process and connect you with current students and faculty members in your areas of interest.

Explore Your Campus
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