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Forbes Forbes magazine has named Benedictine University one of America’s Best Colleges for the eighth consecutive year. The Forbes ranking indicates BenU is among the top 20 percent of all American colleges for 2018-19.


U.S. News & World Report the global authority in education rankings, ranks Benedictine University among its 2019 Best Colleges using 16 measures of academic quality including student outcomes, graduation rates and support for low-income students through graduation.

Benedictine's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the seventh largest in the Chicago area in 2017.

In 2017, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University No. 8 among the fastest-growing colleges in the country for private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2005-2015. This is the fiftth consecutive year we have been ranked as a fastest-growing college. does annual assessments and rankings of more than 200 accredited masters and doctorial programs throughout the United States. Benedictine University had four different programs rank among the top 25 in each program category including Nutrition and Wellness (M.S., 3rd), Public Health (M.P.H., 11th), Nursing (M.S.N, 13th) and Accounting (M.S., 23rd).

Benedictine's Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is listed among the nation's "50 Most Affordable Online M.P.H. Programs 2015" by

Benedictine University is the first four-year private university in Illinois to be named a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Benedictine's Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior was named one of the best online master's programs in the nation in 2017 by

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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 U.S. College Rankings lists Benedictine University among the top colleges and universities in the country based on teaching resources, student engagement, learning enviornment and outcomes.

Online Masters, an industry leading educational research organization rated Benedictine University’s online Masters of Science in Nursing and online Masters in Marketing MBA programs among the 50 best online M.S.N programs in the nation based on exclusive data comprised of interviews and surveys with current students, alumni, insights from health industry experts and hiring managers from clinics and hospitals.

Military Friendly School For the third consecutive year, Benedictine University earned the gold award for being a Military Friendly School designation.

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Benedictine’s masters degrees in Health Education and Public Health are ranked 7th and 15th respectively on the SR Education Group’s Best Online Colleges list. The rankings are based on two important factors: salary potential, and tuition rates. SR Education Group has also ranked BenU’s masters degree in Health Education (23rd) among its Most Affordable Online Colleges list.

College factual, a website dedicated to matching prospective college students with institutions that best fit their interests has ranked Benedictine University in the top 100 for Best Colleges and Universities for non-traditional students. Benedictine University is ranked #82 out of 1,159 colleges and universities in providing quality education to non-traditional students. This puts it in the top 10% of schools in the nation for returning adults and other non-traditional students. BenU was also ranked #8 out of a total of 49 schools in the state of Illinois for non-traditional students. This puts it in the top 15% of schools in the state for this category.

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A top site for human resources professionals, named Benedictine’s Ph.D./D.B.A Program in Values-Driven Leadership as the #1 Ph.D. program in leadership in the country.

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One of the leading education websites that ranks colleges and universities in more than 25 categories, ranked Benedictine University as the safest four-year campus in Illinois.


Upcoming Events

NAfME Christmas in July 5K
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

NAfME Christmas in July 5K

Date: July 31

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Contact: Allen Legutki

Event Description:

Christmas in July 5K - Sign up for the 2021 Summer NAFME Run!

A virtual run is a race that you can run/walk anywhere and anytime. Simply sign up and pay the registration fee online or in-person by Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Run or walk your 5k anytime between Thursday, July 1 and Thursday, September 30)! Submit your time and pick up your t-shirt and medal (more details to follow).

All proceeds will be donated to the Lisle Township Food Pantry in Lisle, IL. We will host an in-person meetup in late September, TBD.

Registration Fee: $30 (includes a shirt and a medal). All payment is due by Wednesday, September 1.

Questions? Contact

Faith & Justice Summer Reading Group 2021
Main Campus in Lisle
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Details

Faith & Justice Summer Reading Group 2021

Date: August 04

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: ZOOM

Event Sponsor: Intercultural Education, Campus Ministry, Chief Mission Officer, and the BenU Library

Contact: Pat Somers

Event Description:

What an outstanding selection of readings we are looking forward to for the annual staff and faculty Faith and Justice Summer Reading Group on Zoom!  

As you see from the flyer, we are starting with a new release by Massimo Faggioli, followed by selections from a biography of Dorothy Day written by her granddaughter. Next, we’ll read selections from a book by Janelle Wong about the ways that evangelical Christianity influences immigrants’ political stance. Our fourth selection addresses white supremacy and American Christianity. And to round out our summer program we’ll read selections from Fr. Cyprian Davis’ history of Black Catholics in the U.S. (If reading 5 books over the summer seems ambitious, please note the words “selections from”.) 

Here is the link to the very helpful Faith and Justice Summer Reading Library Research Guide with additional information about the authors and their books:  

For the first 15 people who sign up for the reading group we have a free copy of: Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States by Massimo Faggioli, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. (Book would need to be picked up from the BU Library.) 

To sign up for the reading group just email Carrie Ankeny or Pat Somers     

In prior years, these book discussions have been a highlight of the summer for many of us and we are looking forward to reading with you this summer. We encourage you to plan on coming to all the discussions while knowing that summer is a busy time for many. 


The Faith and Justice Planning Group 

Master Class: How to Take Charge of Your College Search
Main Campus in Lisle
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Master Class: How to Take Charge of Your College Search

Date: August 04

Time: 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Benedictine University, Goodwin Auditorium

Contact: Kimberley Viehmann    630-829-6004

Event Description:

Are you ready to take charge of your college search?

Come learn from the experts and join us for a Master Class that will give you the confidence you need to conquer your college search. You will leave this one-day experience understanding how to manage your college list, how to navigate the Common Ap, what a day in the life of a college students looks like, and more!

We will even provide a college essay workshop to get your essay writing kicked off right.

Parents, please join us from 2:00-3:00 for a special session on Financial Aid.

Registration Cost:
$25 per Student

*Space is limited, don't delay

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