Benedictine College

Atchison, KS, USA
4.22 Average Rating

Founded in 1859, Benedictine College is a private, Roman Catholic institution sponsored by both the Mount St. Scholastica Monastery and St. Benedict’s Abbey. Located in Atchison, Kansas, Benedictine also has a campus in Florence, Italy. This “selective” admissions college takes students on 20 mission trips per year, has an on-campus Observatory inaugurated by Vatican astronomers, and was named an All-Steinway School by Steinway & Sons. Benedictine also features an Honors Program, the Gregorian Fellows for Catholic Leaders, and the STEM Fellows for talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
97%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
23%
Out-Of-State Students
76%
85%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1215
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,166
Total Number of Undergrads
2,085
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
68%
20-39 Students
27%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,312
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$29,530
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,530
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,000
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,298
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,115
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,037

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,507
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,053
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
43
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
79%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Ravens
School Colors
Black/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Heart of America Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Kansas City
Saint Joseph
Saint Louis
Denver
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.22 Average Rating
close-knit, faith-centered, fun-loving college. serious about their studies, and serious about their fun. one of america's best top colleges!
M. from San Diego, CA
Gorgeous campus! Everyone is so friendly and you can feel the welcoming environment! Not perfect, but pretty close to it!
Nathaniel from Saint John, IN
Benedictine blew me away. Everyone I know told me to go check it out, and I was taken aback by how NICE everything was. Mix that with a strong Catholic identity and you've got a winning combination.
Tyler from Springfield, MO
benedictine college has an excellent spirit of community, great professors, and wonderful faith-based values. the student body is growing, and the school is quickly responding with new buildings and campus improvements. it's a great place to live, meet people, and to grow in faith and scholarship.
Kristin from Loretto, MN

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