Forge Your Future at BenU


Forge Your Future at BenU

Life as a BenU student

BenU isn’t just a community you are part of. You ARE the community–and you have an active role in shaping the culture.

When you become a BenU student, you immediately feel a profound sense of belonging that permeates every aspect of your college experience, from the vibrant campus community to the supportive academic environment.

This camaraderie extends beyond classrooms and into every corner of student life, fostering deep connections, inspiring personal growth, and creating an atmosphere where every individual is valued and encouraged to thrive.

Diverse and Close-Knit Community

“BenU is a really diverse and close-knit community. Since it’s a smaller school, you can build closer connections with other students and your professors really quickly. I have loved getting to know the faculty and staff. It’s great to know I can always depend on them if I need help with something. They’re also always pushing us to take advantage of opportunities, like scholarships and internships. I love how caring and engaged they are!”

Shahista Ramen, Class of 2027


BenU Academic Offerings

Education that Builds Career-Ready Students

With 130+ programs of study in STEM, Business, the Liberal Arts, and Education, BenU academic offerings encompass a wide array of educational + career pathways.

Explore our academic programs to see everything we have to offer.

Exemplary Track Record in Placing College of Science & Health Graduates

The College of Science & Health boasts an exceptional track record in placing students in their first career positions, as well as in prestigious medical and other health care professional schools.

The college’s comprehensive approach, combining rigorous academics with real-world experiences and strong professional networking, ensures that graduates are well-prepared for future academic endeavors and careers.


Career Guidance

Our career advisors are always available to help students clarify, set, and design a pathway to achieve their academic and career goals.

We can also facilitate connections with employers and alumni that can lead to mentoring, internships, and job opportunities.

Campus Life

Whether you’re immersed in the dynamic atmosphere of our Lisle campus, a mere 30 minutes from the heart of Chicago, or enjoying the slower pace of our Mesa location, there’s always an array of engaging activities waiting for you at BenU.

Residence Life at BenU

Discover Your On-Campus Community

From helping you meet fellow freshmen at new student orientations to facilitating 50+ on-campus clubs and activities, our dedicated focus on fostering student connections will ensure you feel a sense of belonging from day one.

Jaeger Hall

Lisle: Freshmen+

A residence hall exclusively for female students, accommodating up to 145 residents.

Ondrak Hall

Lisle: Freshmen+

A residence hall exclusively for male students, accommodating up to 190 residents.

Founders' Woods Apartments

Lisle: Sophomores+

A co-ed living community with a capacity of 275 students.


Mesa: Freshmen+

Alhambra is Mesa’s newly renovated building that offers Benedictine University students a one-of-a-kind living experience.

At BenU, we don’t just offer an education; we provide a pathway to a meaningful and purposeful life, empowering you to make a positive impact in the world.

On-Campus Dining


Benny's Dining Hall

Benny’s offers an array of freshly prepared meals from the deli or grill. Stop by for a quick bite in a warm and welcoming environment.


The Pub at Coal Ben

The Pub offers a trendy atmosphere with four TV screens, a bar/coffee shop, and a spacious outdoor patio for gatherings of up to 100 people. The open seating area accommodates an additional 80 people, and the giant projection screen is ideal for events, making it an ideal venue for special occasions.



Grab a coffee or quick snack at our on-campus coffee shop.


Discover how to make college at BenU more affordable


BenU students receive an average of over 27 million dollars in scholarships each year.

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is available for qualifying students.

Discover your future at BenU