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Reviews 389 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Benedictine College has been an amazing experience, so far. I would highly recommend it as a strong candidate to anyone searching for a school that will challenge them to be the best they can be. All of my experiences with the school have been nothing but positive, from the courses to the extracurriculars to the the professors. It's a small school, which makes it perfect to really find your niche and stand out!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The best college for growing men and women of faith, scholarship, leadership and service.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: 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.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are some good upsides to my school but there are also major downsides. One upside is the fact that the education is really high quality and it seems like some of the people that work for the school actually care, the major downside is how expensive it is. Another downside is how childish some of my peers can be.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's so small, if like I am out of opportunities

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the community aspect of my college; always seeing friendly smiles around campus. I also enjoy the traditions that take place during homecoming week and the various activities that the college provides.

3 College Senior

Diversity: The athletics brings in almost all of the diversity. If you are not straight the school generally does not accept you. If you are not catholic the school does not except you! if you are not pro life you are hardly accepted by the students. almost everyone is preached at by the majority of the students. our school forced the student who sported a gay pride flag in his window in his room to take it down.

3 College Senior

Academics: the workload is decent. there is not many opportunities that I found that the school helped me connect with internship or job opportunities. curriculum is mostly focused on things that follow the catholic church.

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2 College Senior

Academics: teachers are scared to teach the subject due to over sensitivity of the students. Anything that is somewhat not with or against the churches teachings is forgotten about in all subjects. there is no Woman's history month and no Women's studies class... there is way too much that each subject misses due to its nature, because it is too explicit. too many students are sheltered and the teachers do not help with worldly exposure at all. just about the only subject that they teach very well here is theology and it is not worldly study of theology or worldly religious, it is one sided catholic theology!!! teachers are mostly one sided on many topics and are extremely pushy towards the catholic religion!

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: not much to say here other than the flowers look pretty nice most of the time....

2 College Senior

Local Area: Small town. almost too small. there is not much in atchison. not too many grocery stores. the ones they have here are pretty bad and there are not that many options. walmart is pretty limited as well.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I have found some amazing people. most people are overly religious and that is a bit strange. the geekyness and smartness is good. cocky stuck up and overly religious is a drag. homosexuality is widely hated. this is no fun for those who are openly gay or lesbian. it is sad that there is so much ethnocentricity and hate toward anyone who is different in the smallest way.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I found some great friends!!! BUT the people are very sheltered. they go from one extreme to the other. The people make the school!

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: MEH not worth the money! parents love this place. It is super religious. There are way too many homeschoolers and teachers are too scared to teach their subjects!

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: the health department is seldom available at any convenient times. i have also been turned away. we were promised healthcare here and i have not received any. I had to go to the hospitals family clinic to be treated for illness both times i needed some sort of prescription.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Tthere is no greek life at BC I feel like I missed out on having this as an option in college. I didn't realize that there was no greek life here when I applied because I didnt even care to look. however the option of taking part in greek life is something I wish I experienced!

4 College Senior

Athletics: This is a great place if you are an athlete! the facilities are not that great but it is something.!!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It is soooo hard to get off campus. The process is a little ridiculous to apply for off campus as well as meeting the requirements to being approved for living off campus. and when you get off campus they turn you loose and you are on your own. I have been approved for living off campus and it was the best year at BC.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: there is not very many options off campus so if you go here get used to the horrible cafeteria food!

2 College Senior

Party Scene: you will never go out to meet people. it is the same people at the parties all the time. it is usually just a place to get drunk. and parties do not happen on campus.. i am truly wondering why that is an option. if they are on campus it is not a party.

2 College Senior

Administration: sometimes I just want to say that they are doing their job. The RAs or at least the ones in the female dorms are looking for trouble and are very nosy. They treat everyone like a criminal. You are treated as if guilty before it is proven. The rules are very strict. The school is a wet campus but the rules are so strict that the campus is still not treated like a wet campus. The visitation rules are way over the top. There is no one of the opposite sex in your dorm from 12am to 11:59am. This rule is very strictly enforced and there is much shame associated with even a small slip up. Everyone in authority then assumes that something dirty was happening. There is also a huge stigma around sex in general around the entire campus even though it happens. Bodies are shameful as well. Way too much in the media, tv, websites, movies, the plays that the college puts on itself the content is strictly monitered or blocked due to "explicit" nature. Come On We Are All Adults!

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I got the amount of scholarship that I needed to come here. Still the worth of the college and my experience is sub par. what I paid to go here is way too much for what I got.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is really really really really really bad quality. You are forced to pay for a meal plan. You cannot serve yourself in the cafeteria. While you are being served certain proportions of food they judge how much they serve you based on your size. The food gets very old after a while and there are few options. the rotation of food is very basic and not varied at all. It is sad that they throw away so much food. some entire servings of meat are almost entirely fat. Everything is over cooked, under cooked and soaked in water or grease.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: I'm sooo sorry to say this but this school has tiny dorms. You pay a lot to go to this school and the dorms inside and out do not show for this. compared to my high school dorm my college dorm at BC was TERRIBLE!!!! You do not get what you pay for at all!

3 College Freshman

Administration: For things such as alcohol violations, a good job is done preventing it in the dorms for the most part, although it could be better enforced, as an RA has to physically walk in on someone drinking or receive noise complaints before investigating. Visitation is very strictly enforced, which is both good and bad.

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