Benedictine University is in lisle close to Naperville

Benedictine University

Benedictine University is an accredited university located in Lisle, IL, a city that neighbors Naperville. Benedictine is a dynamic higher education institution that aims to nurture the well-being of its students. They believe in building strong communities that connect students and faculty through inspirational academic, professional, and social engagement.

Program Offerings

There are 48 majors and minors offered through their diverse list of programs. Students can also pursue 20 graduate programs and 15 certification programs at Benedictine. These programs are organized under five schools:

  • The College of Liberal Arts
  • The College of Education
  • The College of Health Services
  • The Goodwin College of Business
  • The College of Science

Students and Faculty

The school is home to 3,330 students who are led by a faculty and staff of 300. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1, meaning students have a tremendous opportunity to engage directly with their educators. This is known to result in greater educational outcomes for students.

Student Activities

There are more than 40 different student clubs and organizations at Benedictine University. This allows students to connect and collaborate with their fellow students in ways that they find interesting.

Clubs fall into several different categories, including:

  • Academic and Pre-Professional Clubs + Organizations
  • Service Clubs + Organizations
  • Spiritual and Cultural Clubs + Organizations
  • Social Clubs + Organizations
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Intramural Sports
  • Musical Opportunities


There is also a range of athletic opportunities available at Benedictine University. They offer most traditional sports for both Men and Women, including:

  • Baseball (M)
  • Basketball (M,W)
  • Bowling (W)
  • Cross Country (M,W)
  • Football (M)
  • Golf (M,W)
  • Lacrosse (M,W)
  • Soccer (M,W)
  • Softball (W)
  • Track and Field – indoor and outdoor (M,W)
  • Volleyball (M,W)
  • ESports

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