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    Benedictine College ::: Atchison. Kansas ::: West U.S.

    • 1,300 undergraduates; 100 postgraduate students
    •  45 minutes from Kansas City, a major Midwestern hub with access to Chicago, St. Louis and other exciting metropolitan areas
    • Student faculty ration 15:1
    • 47 majors; exemplary business/entrepreneurship program
    • MBA program
    • Excellent ESL Transition Program with maximum 15 credits.
    • Peaceful, beautiful wooded campus situated on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River
    • Population of Atchison 12,000
    • Winner of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai, is a Benedictine University alumna
    • Very reasonable cost of living in a friendly, historic town

    Campus Size

    110 acres (about half a square kilometer)


    Temperate - 4 seasons

    Student Body

    1,350 full-time undergraduates; 3.5% international

    Class Size

    16 students


    67 (full-time), 77% with terminal degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    Success Rate

    More than 95% of alumni start jobs or graduate school immediately after graduation. BC alumni have attended graduate schools such as New York University, Purdue University, the University of Michigan and Washington University.

    Benedictine College has a very high acceptance rate of students being accepted into the medical schools of their choice. 

    More than 70% of biology majors continue in postgraduate and professional schools.  This is significantly above the national average.

    Degrees Offered

    Associate of Arts Bachelor of Science
    Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Music Education  

    Programs of Study

    Accounting International Business Pre-Law
    Art International Studies Pre-Medical Technology
    Astronomy Liberal Studies Pre-Medicine
    Athletic Training Mass Communications Pre-Nursing
    Biochemistry Mathematics Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Biology MBA General Business or Accounting Pre-Optometry
    Business Administration Music Pre-Pharmacy
    Chemistry Music Education Pre-Physical Therapy
    Computer Science Natural Science Psychology
    Criminology, Economics Nursing Secondary & Special Education
    Elementary Philosophy Social Science
    Engineering Physics Physical Education Theatre Arts
    English Physics Theatre Arts Management
    Finance Political Science Theology
    Foreign Languages Pre-Dentistry Youth Ministry
    History Pre-Engineering  


    Benedictine College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


    Listed as one of "America's Best Colleges" in 2008 & 2009 by U.S. News & World Report.  Rated one of the Top 20 Catholic colleges in the United States by the Cardinal Newman Society.

    Campus Features

    Traditional residence halls with wireless internet access, 500-seat auditorium, cafeteria, campus store, coffee house, computer labs, fitness room, 2 gymnasiums, restaurant and soccer stadium.


    Men's baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, track

    Women's basketball, cross-country, dance, soccer, softball, spirit squad, track, volleyball

    Extracurricular Activities

    About 35 clubs and organizations provide ample opportunities for diverse extra-curricular activities.

    Benedictine College also encourages students to study abroad at its campus in Florence, Italy.

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