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Benedictine College

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

About Benedictine College

You want to achieve. You want to succeed. You want to pursue greatness...be it in athletics, faith, academics, career, or anything else in life. Benedictine College is where greatness begins! You'll find a vibrant faith life, an award-winning student life program, sports competing at the national championship level, and top academic programs. Take the first step to greatness and come visit us in Atchison, Kansas.

Benedictine College Overview

Benedictine College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Atchison, Kansas. Benedictine College was founded in 1859 and currently enrolls around 2,157 students a year, which includes 2,084 undergrad students. Benedictine College ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,528 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Benedictine College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Benedictine College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Benedictine College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Benedictine College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Benedictine College on the Student Life page.

2022 Benedictine College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 31%
Tuition $30,830
Percent of Need Met 76%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,012

Is Benedictine College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better look at what Benedictine College offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

Benedictine College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Benedictine College. The university admitted 99% of all applicants in 2020. Out of 2,202 applications received in 2022, 2,172 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Benedictine College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Benedictine College, around 76% return for the next year. 64% of Benedictine College undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Benedictine College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 42% of graduates from Benedictine College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Benedictine College grads is $42,664 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Benedictine College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2020, the total market value of Benedictine College's endowment was $28.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $9,534 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Benedictine College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Benedictine College meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Benedictine College full-time are awarded $24,012 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,824 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Benedictine College.

Based on this information, does Benedictine College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Benedictine College a good school for you?

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Where is Benedictine College Located?

Benedictine College is located in the small town setting of Atchison, Kansas, less than an hour from Kansas City.

If you want to see Benedictine College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 29 to Atchison, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Benedictine College and Atchison are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Benedictine College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Benedictine College ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Benedictine College is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Benedictine College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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

SAT Score

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.

Benedictine College Tuition & Fees

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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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