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Benedictine University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Benedictine University, Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to Benedictine University?

Benedictine University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

What's Most Important to Get In to Benedictine University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Benedictine University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Benedictine University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Benedictine University must submit the following items. Double check with Benedictine University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Benedictine University?

Students admitted to Benedictine University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Benedictine University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 12.69%
3.50 and 3.74 16.91%
3.25 and 3.49 20.4%
3.00 and 3.24 15.92%
2.50 and 2.9 21.89%
2.00 and 2.49 10.2%
Benedictine University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Benedictine University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 56% of Benedictine University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Benedictine University?

To be competitive with other Benedictine University applicants, you should strive to earn between 970 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Benedictine University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Benedictine University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Benedictine University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Benedictine University?

To be most competitive at Benedictine University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Benedictine University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Benedictine University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Benedictine UniversityTransfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Benedictine University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Benedictine University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Benedictine University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Benedictine University.

Does Benedictine University accept transfer credits?

Benedictine University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Benedictine University accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Benedictine University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to Benedictine University?

Benedictine University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Benedictine University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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Benedictine University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Benedictine University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

19 to 26

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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Benedictine University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

970 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

500 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

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Benedictine University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.2

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Benedictine University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,779

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

61%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$34,290

Out-of-State

$34,290

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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