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Benedictine College

Atchison, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate99%
Acceptance Rate99%

About Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

Benedictine College is a private, religious school in the town of Atchison, Kansas. Benedictine College was founded in 1859. The college currently enrolls around 2,157 students per year, including 2,084 undergraduates.

Benedictine College Acceptance Rate 2020

It is not difficult to get into Benedictine College. In 2020, Benedictine College accepted 99% of applicants. In 2020, 2,202 students applied to Benedictine College and 2,172 were admitted.

Benedictine College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 31%

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Benedictine College is locatedin Atchison, Kansas, in Kansas City.

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Benedictine College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Benedictine College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Benedictine College is Continuous processing.

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Benedictine College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1098 - 1320


Math SAT Range

518 - 660


Reading SAT Range

560 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1098 to 1320


1098 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Benedictine College students is 1200. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Benedictine College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1098 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1098 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Benedictine College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Benedictine College is like? There are approximately 2,157 students enrolled at Benedictine College, including 2,084 undergraduate students and 73 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 23% percent are from KS and 77% percent of students are from other states.


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