Benedictine College

478 reviews
  1. Atchison, KS
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Benedictine College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
1020 N 2nd St
Atchison, KS 66002

Benedictine College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
945-1245
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,407/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,490/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,969/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,875/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,418/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,498/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,838Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Religious or athletic
    89%
  • Charismatic
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Community of Faith and Scholarship
    50%
  • Catholic
    33%
  • Strong Community of Catholic Faith and Scholarship
    13%
  • Extremely Catholic
    4%

After Benedictine College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

478 reviews
  • Excellent
    53
  • Very Good
    167
  • Average
    175
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    28
I would definitely recommend living on campus at least one year for the experience of community, which includes fun, faith, and scholarship. If you're in a nice dorm with a good roommate and most of the other residents are solid, then you will have a good experience. I lived in the dorm last year and it was good because I became independent, was able to participate in the activities sponsored by the Resident Assistants (RAs), and become part of a great community of girls! Now I would like to have my family living close so that I could live with them and commute because I love my family and it would be cheaper. But that not being the case, I'm looking forward to being back in the dorm, building new friendships and enjoying fun, faith, and scholarship with other girls my age. Our RAs were always helpful and cared about us.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
I am so happy to be attending Benedictine College! Given that I will be an adult when I graduate college, and I was an adolescent when I entered college, I firmly believe Benedictine College is where I will become the kind of adult I want to be. The formation and traditions at Benedictine really foster a great sense of community on campus.

The curriculum is challenging and even the coaches acknowledge that academics come first. There is also a strong network of alumni who keep in contact with the college so I know I will be able to find a job after I graduate. Employers who currently have Benedictine alumni employed at their company, or attended Benedictine themselves, know the type of person who graduates from Benedictine College. At Benedictine, the focus is not only on forming one's mind but rather the focus is in forming the whole human person.
  • College Junior
  • July 27 2015
Benedictine College is a little school with big spirit! Despite being in a small, rural town, students can always find a fun event and an energized group to join for a weekend event. B.C. students are known as the &amp;amp;quot;Raven Nation&amp;amp;quot; in reference to their school energy and mascot (the raven). The close proximity of the town makes it simple to walk to local events, and much of the students' entertainment is found on campus. Campus is a tight knit community of all classes, with over 85% of students living on campus. Of potential improvements, most Ravens would agree that the cafeteria food could be improved in its innovation and quality. However, the amount of socializing found in &amp;amp;quot;the caf&amp;amp;quot;, indicates that students can live with this shortcoming. Overall, most Benedictine College students would agree, that &amp;amp;quot;A&amp;amp;quot; is the grade for their unique school.
  • College Junior
  • Oct 30 2012