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Profile of Benedictine College

Benedictine is located in Atchison, KS (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a Roman Catholic school. Benedictine is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Benedictine has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in drama and performing arts and business and management.

Benedictine Selectivity

Benedictine does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 465 and 632. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Benedictine had 1, 829 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Benedictine has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Benedictine values student athletics, and belongs to the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Benedictine Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management127business management, accounting
Education and Teaching40elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, educational administration, music teaching, special ed, secondary teaching
Liberal Arts36history, sociology, political science, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, economics, Spanish language, . . .
Religion and Philosophy19religion, philosophy, philosophy and religious studies
Therapy and Counselling18psychology
Science17biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, astronomy, biological and physical sciences
Media12mass communication
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Security and Law Enforcement3criminology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3athletic trainer
Art Studies2art studies
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science

Contact: Benedictine

Benedictine College

1020 N 2nd St

Atchison, KS 66002-1499

General Phone: (913) 367-5340


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