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Benedictine University

Lisle, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%

Benedictine University Admissions

Around 93% of applicants get into Benedictine University each year. Out of 2,746 applications received in 2023, 2,557 students were offered admission.

Consult with Benedictine University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who apply to Benedictine University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Benedictine University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Benedictine University's admissions stats.

Benedictine University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Benedictine University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Benedictine University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Benedictine University?

Benedictine University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Benedictine University Admissions

Transferring to Benedictine University

For more information on transferring to Benedictine University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Benedictine University

Benedictine University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Benedictine University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Benedictine University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Benedictine University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Benedictine University for more information on admission factors.

Benedictine University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Benedictine University?

Students admitted to Benedictine University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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 2022, 6% of Benedictine University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Benedictine University?

To be competitive with other Benedictine University applicants, you should aim to score between 958 and 1293 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Benedictine University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1293 and 25% of scored lower than 958, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Benedictine University students scored 630 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 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Benedictine University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Benedictine University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 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.

More Information on Transferring to Benedictine University

Transfer 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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter 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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Benedictine University?

✅ Benedictine University is not test optional.

What is Benedictine University's acceptance rate?

✅ Benedictine University's acceptance rate is 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Benedictine University?

❌ Benedictine University does not offer early decision.

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Benedictine University Application Deadline

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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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

958 - 1293


Math SAT Range

500 - 630


Reading SAT Range

480 - 630

Benedictine University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Benedictine University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.37. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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