Benedictine College is on a 225-acre campus in the small town setting of Atchison, Kansas, not far from Kansas City.
There are many activities and organizations for Benedictine College students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Benedictine College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Benedictine College has the Student Government. In fact, more students participate in the Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Benedictine College include Cray Lab, Knights of Columbus, Concert Chorale/Chamber Singers and Ravens Respect Life.
The Benedictine College community comes together each year for Oktoberfest, Homecoming and Family Weekend.
This table offers information on housing at Benedictine College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||80%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,528|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,527|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||20%|
Benedictine College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Benedictine College students live on campus. In 2022, 80% of undergrads at Benedictine College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 20% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Benedictine College. There are 1,528 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,084 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,527 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Benedictine College does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.
At Benedictine College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Benedictine College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Track And Field||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Benedictine College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Benedictine College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Benedictine College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Benedictine College, take Interstate 29 to Atchison, KS. If you need to fly, book your flight to Kansas City International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Benedictine College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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