Founded in 1887 in Chicago as St. Procopius College, we relocated
to Lisle in 1901. We were renamed Illinois Benedictine College in
1971. In response to community needs, we added graduate, doctorate
and adult learner programs. We became Benedictine University in
1996. Today, the University remains committed to providing a high-quality,
catholic, liberal education for men and women.
is situated on a rolling, tree-covered 108-acre campus of 10 major
buildings with air-conditioned classrooms and modern, well-equipped
laboratories. A comprehensive learning center with full media
library and a modern and technically advanced science facility,
filled with advanced laboratory space, digital classrooms and
modern research equipment opened in Fall 2001. A student athletic
center features three full-size basketball courts, a competition-size
swimming pool, three tennis courts and training facilities. All
of the residence halls are comfortable and spacious, and have
access to the Internet. Other features include a scenic campus
pond, spacious and well-kept athletic fields, a student center
with dining halls, a game room lounges, bookstore, and meeting
In addition to the
new academic facilities, the University added Founders' Woods,
an independent student apartment community, inviting students
to experience the privacy and relaxation of apartment living,
while reaping the advantages of a campus environment.
US News & World
Report's 2001 rankings listed Benedictine University as one of
the top universities in the Midwest Region. The magazine also
ranked the school one of the top five in the region for Campus
LOCATION Benedictine University is 25 miles west of Chicago,
in suburban Lisle near Naperville, and is easily accessible from
the city and suburbs via the interstate highway system. The Burlington
Northern train stops in Lisle and O'Hare International Airport
is only a 30-minute drive away. In addition to the many social
and cultural offerings of the Chicago metropolitan area, the University
enjoys the proximity and use of Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi
National accelerator Laboratory, the Morton Arboretum, a ski hill,
riding stable and several golf courses. The University's location
in the high-tech East-West Tollway corridor gives students opportunities
for internships and employment.
ACADEMIC FACILITIES The Kindlon Hall of Learning and the
Birck Hall of Science bring science and technology to new levels.
They house state of the art computer labs, specialized science
labs, a research center and the Jurica Nature Museum.
The Library houses 180,000 processed volumes. The library is a
member of LIBRAS, a cooperative organization of eighteen college
libraries in the Chicago area that makes available more than two
million volumes and 4,500 periodical titles. Through ILCSO (Illinois
Library Computer Systems Organization), Lownik Library has access
to approximately 20 million items from other Illinois libraries.
Benedictine University has distance education classrooms that
provide students with the capability to interact, globally, with
other colleges and universities in a classroom setting.
COSTS The cost of undergraduate tuition for the 2002-03
academic year is $16,150. The average cost of room and board is
$5,950. Mandatory fees include an $80 health fee, a $300 technology
fee, and a $130 student activity fee. Graduate tuition for 2002-03
is $540 per semester hour and $390 per quarter hour.
ACCREDITATION Benedictine University is accredited by the
North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the
Illinois State Board of Education Teacher Certification Section
and the National League for Nursing.
SCHOLARS PROGRAM Academically gifted students are further
challenged with special sections of core classes and the opportunity
for independent study.
STUDY ABROAD You can earn academic credit, polish your
language skills, change your world perspective and even intern
in another country.
TECHNOLOGY Benedictine integrates computer technology and
World Wide Web access in courses ranging from accounting to biochemistry.
All students have e-mail addresses and ready access to the Internet
from their residence hall rooms and computer stations throughout
campus. Equipment in our state-of-the-art science labs is generally
available for undergraduate use.
SAFETY Benedictine University provides a safe environment
for learning and socializing. Secure residence halls, adjacent
parking lots, lighted paths and emergency call boxes complement
the efforts of our 24-hour public safety officers.