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Benedictine College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Atchison, Kansas. Atchison is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

38 Undergraduate Degrees
3 Graduate Degrees
$29,958 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
97% Acceptance Rate

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Benedictine College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Benedictine College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Benedictine College?


Contact details for Benedictine College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1020 N 2Nd St, Atchison, KS 66002-1499
Phone: 913-367-5340

How Do I Get Into Benedictine College?

You can apply to Benedictine College online at:

Admission Requirements for Benedictine College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Benedictine College?

97% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
31% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 97%, Benedictine College is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Average Test Scores

About 31% of students accepted to Benedictine College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 670. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Benedictine College  ( 540 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Benedictine College  ( 530 to 650 )
Benedictine College received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 32. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Benedictine College  ( 21 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Benedictine College  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine College  ( 21 to 29 )

Can I Afford Benedictine College?

$29,958 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Benedictine College is $29,958. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Benedictine College, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $7,239 a year. That adds up to $28,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Benedictine College is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Benedictine College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,970 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,124 undergraduate students at Benedictine College, with 1,970 being full-time and 154 being part-time.


There are also 93 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,970 full-time undergraduates at Benedictine College, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Benedictine College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 57
Hispanic or Latino 200
White 1,523
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 137

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Benedictine College. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at Benedictine College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Canada.

Online Learning at Benedictine College

150 Took All Classes Online
925 Took At Least One Class Online
3,805.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 925 students took at least one online class at the school.

Online Growth Rankings of Benedictine College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Benedictine College was 3,805.0%. This is the #25 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Benedictine College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Benedictine College Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 21 0 21
Secondary Education 13 0 13
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 3 3
General Special Education 3 0 3
General Education 1 0 1
Art Education 0 0 0
Music Education 0 0 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 0 0
TOTAL 38 3 41


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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