Benedictine University
Lisle, IL, USA

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Benedictine University
3.63 Average Rating

Shaccira from Lisle, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
benedictine university is a great institution for students facing adversity. the faculty, staff and students all work together to provide a great community. at benedictine university everyone is someone you should know.
Tips for prospective students
1. be sure to utilize your professor's office hours
2. utilize study zone
3. be sure to be involved in the financial process of attending the school
Academic Rigor
benedictine university gives light to the hands on approach needed in today's workforce. the undergraduate programs provide challenges that would make for an smooth transition into any graduate program.
the core curriculum makes students feel as though they have majored in everything.
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Lia from chicago, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I would rate Benedictine University with a seven the the campus is pretty small so people tend to be in your business all the time. The parties are good but they are not epic nothing really big happens not too many people party on campus considering the strict rules the school had imposed. The professors are rally nice depending on who you get some even curve the grades for their students.
Tips for prospective students
A tip for prospective students do not let your gardes slip or you will end up on academic proibation that is a place where you do not want to end up on. Another tip would be to bring food here unless you want to end up eating food that is greasy and fattening. My last tip would be to make nice with your Resident Assistant because they do make the rules.
Academic Rigor
The classes are pretty easy to pass all you have to do is show up and participate in class and you will be guaranteed to pass. For people that are science majors the classes could be tough but if do the work, then they would be easy.
Dorm Life
Dorm if is pretty much great if you are a social person, and make friends easily. You could have sleepovers in in another's dorm and even the boys dorm. Just make sure if you are spending the night in the opposite sex dorm do not get caught after hours or the R.A.s will be force to kick you out.
Food and Dining
The food is good and you will gian the freshmen 15 if you are not careful. There have been times where people have found things in there food that should not been there so I would check the food carefully before eating.
What to do for fun
Unless you have a car there is not much for you do for fun. if you do have a car then you could go to downtown Naperville where there is many things to do for fun. if you want to go to the movies i would recommend Hollywood boulevard it is a little bit on the pricey side but it is totally worth it. There are many cool artifacts from actually movies.
Great for these types of students
Benedictine University is a great place because it is very diverse. Though majority of the campus is of Indian background because their parents want them to be closer to home.
Greek Life
No Greek life is one of the downfalls of BU. For those hoping to join a frat or sorority this is not the university for you.
Campus Safety
Our campus is very safe. We have our own police station with actually cops, not security guards. There is also Sophie the dog who will sniff out your drugs so be careful.
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Justin from Phoenix, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Benedictine University is a university that includes all students. It provides an environment of academic excellence and challenges. It is a place for people to excel in whatever area they want.
Tips for prospective students
Focus on your studies and don't get distracted by the small things.
What to do for fun
Go to school activities and see the city.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
It is right by a cemetery for the monastery across the street.
Great for these types of students
Academic
Clubs and Activities
very active in programming board and other activities to make students feel involved
Greek Life
none
Campus Safety
Cops will always be there, as well as the fire department
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Patrycja from Yorkville, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Due to the small class sizes there is a lot more student/teacher interaction.
Will enjoy being here
Its small, cozy and everyone knows each other...not to mention hwo friendly everyone is.
Bang for the buck
Definitely not expensive school compared to others!!
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Antonia from Maywood, IL

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
This school looks as if it has a very nice curriculum.
Will enjoy being here
It looks small and close knit and that is exactly what I want from a school. I can't wait to apply and hopefully get accepted.
Bang for the buck
Since I am not a current student I can only judge based on my research and this school looks as if it offers a lot and is worth the tuition.
Great for these types of students
Great for students who want a small college that still offers great things.
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Mirza from Naperville, IL

a current student here
16 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
It is a small university. There is a lot of interaction between the professors and students. Professors are extremely nice and helpful, and they would help you anytime. This way i am learning a lot in every single course i am taking.
Am enjoying being here
As i said that it is a small university, so you would come to know a lot of people here. It is like a separate community itself where everyone helps one another. i am having a nice time here at Benedictine University.
Bang for the buck
Benedictine gives a lot of academic scholarships and a lot of other kinds of scholarship, so i do not have to pay much.
Tips for prospective students
Just study hard, make sure you talk to your professor if you need help. make a study group with friends.
Great for these types of students
If you want to do something in a healthcare field, or something science related, then this college is for you. There a lot of research opportunities and teaching assistant opportunities as well. so this might be perfect for a science related student.
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Rich

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers know what they're doing at Benedictine. They have office hours that allow you to come in whenever you have a question.
Am enjoying being here
The atmosphere of the campus is refreshing, the faculty are friendly as well. But definitely not a huge party school if that's what you're looking for
Bang for the buck
If you're looking into a science career, this is the one of the best schools in the Midwest for it. Plus, the tuition isn't as expensive as other universities.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved. The best way to meet people is to be outgoing and to join different clubs and go to various events.
Great for these types of students
science majors and those looking for a school where they will get help wherever they go
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SARA from Bonfield, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
i have visited the campus in lisle, il several times. i absolutely love it. it is perfect for me. it is a small campus with a big name. it is one of the safest schools in the us at the moment. the staff are unbelievably kind! i love it!
Tips for prospective students
if you are looking into benedictine, then definitely talk to their advising counselors. they will make sure that this is the right place for you. they are kind and very compassionate.
Academic Rigor
benedictine has an absolutely amazing medical program! they are connected to rush and northwestern medical schools. 98% of benedictine's medical students succeed!
Dorm Life
the dorms are small, but you only have to stay in those your freshman year. the housing for sophomores, juniors, and seniors are very new and nice!
Food and Dining
i have tasted the food in the cafeteria and the restaurant on campus, and it was surprisingly very good. i was impressed!
What to do for fun
benedictine is near chicago and naperville. there are always activities going on on campus. it's never boring. you just have to involve yourself!
Campus Safety
the campus is known for its awesome safety. it is one of the safest campuses in the us right now!
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Shauna from Bolingbrook, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
benedictine is an amazing school with a beautiful campus. the teachers really care about their students. the smaller atmosphere makes it easier to get the one on one help you need, and to make longs lasting friendships.
Tips for prospective students
always check and make sure that you have all your scholarships, loans and other finances in order. do not just assume you have the money, double check and make sure that you have all the scholarships that you think you have.
Academic Rigor
ben u expects the best from their students. they try really hard to have great academics. they have numerous classes for different majors. many general classes such as english, math and science have been adapted depending on your major, so that the student can get the best education for their major.
Dorm Life
i do not live on dorms, but from what i have seen and heard, the dorms are nice. although the boys dorm is a bit older than the girls. they also have apartments and houses for the upperclassmen that are wonderful.
Food and Dining
ben u has a restaurant, a little cafe, and a lunch room. if you do not like the things in one place, you are bound to like something from the other. although healthy options are limited, they have options for people.
What to do for fun
there are so many things to do at benedictine. they have numerous clubs. they always have events going on. ben u really goes out of their way to make sure student life is as fun as possible.
Bang for the buck
ben u is a private college, so things are a little pricey, but they provide amazing services not only academically, but in other areas such as physical and emotional fitness.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
ben u supposedly is the most haunted campus in the u.s, and it has an underground tunnel system.
Great for these types of students
ben u is amazing for anyone going into science or math. all of their programs excel, but these exceed all their others.
Clubs and Activities
they have so many clubs. they have a club for every type of person from science, to video games, to music, and best buddies. if they do not have one they are open to starting more
Campus Safety
nothing bad ever happens at ben u. but they have a security station, and multiple police personnel on campus at all times just in case something was to happen.
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