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Benedictine College

United States
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost RM 6,250 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 15%
Institution type Private

About Benedictine College

Benedictine College is an academic community sponsored by the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey and the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery. Heir to the 1500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning, Benedictine College has ordered to prioritise wisdom lived out in responsible awareness of oneself, God and nature, family and society. Its mission as a Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

Benedictine College is committed to those who believe the natural principles that form the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and it is committed further to those specific matters of faith of the Roman Catholic tradition, as revealed in the person of Jesus Christ and handed down in the teachings of the Church. The college embraces students and faculty from all faiths who accept its goals, seeking in its members a personal commitment to the ideals and principles of a spiritual life and the expression of these in worship and action. Benedictine College promotes the growing involvement of religious and laity in the Church’s ministries.

As a college founded on the Benedictine tradition, Benedictine College inherits the themes handed on to us by the Benedictine family: peace, the balance of activity and contemplation, and the glorification of God in all undertakings. With the ideal of a common life vitalized by the spirit of St. Benedict, the members of the Benedictine College community can share work and prayer in common, faithful participation in the life of the community, attentive openness to the Word of God, deep concern for issues of justice and peace, and the pursuit of moderation, hospitality and care for the gifts of creation.

Benedictine College is dedicated to providing education by means of academic programs based based on the core of studies in arts and sciences. Through these programs, the college guides students to refine their capacity for the pursuit and acquisition of truth, to appreciate the major achievements in thought and culture, and to understand the principles that require theoretical and practical judgment. As an essential element in its educational mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning.

Benedictine College supports and encourages the full development of its students through a community life that expresses and proclaims the worth and dignity of each individual. In a caring and supportive atmosphere, students are helped to develop a sense of meaningful purpose in life and encouraged to participate in programs which promote sound bodies, emotional balance and dedication to the welfare of others.

Campus information

Benedictine College is located in historic Atchison, Kansas, which is a small city on the west bank of the Missouri River, forty-five miles north of Kansas City, twenty miles north of Leavenworth, Kansas, and twenty miles south of St. Joseph, Missouri. This list consists of the services that Benedictine College provides. 

  • Function of building
  • Classrooms, Weight room, and Football Locker Room and coaches offices
  • Department of Art & Music
  • Dining service (Aramark); Formerly known as the "Café"
  • Library
  • Church services, places for study
  • Recreation Center
  • Gymnasium

Accommodation

This list consists of Halls that have been structured to house students of all races and backgrounds

  • Courtney S. Turner Hall: Freshmen male dorm that houses 140 students; St. Augustine's Lounge
  • Cray–Seaberg Hall: Residence Hall on 3rd Floor that houses 42 women
  • Elizabeth Hall: Houses 142 women (generally Juniors)
  • Legacy Apartments: A collection of three halls (Legacy Hall, Kremmeter Hall, Wolf Hall and Lemke Hall) that houses 288 upperclassmen
  • McDonald Hall: "Suite style" female dorm that houses 160 sophomore women; Schroll Center
  • Newman Hall: Male dorm that houses 140 freshman and sophomores
  • Row Houses: Two houses (Harman & Schirmer) that can fit up to 27 occupants, which are usually upperclassmen (can vary from all-male to all-female)
  • St. Joseph Hall: Housing for 35 male upperclassmen
  • St. Martin's Memorial Hall: A freshman female dorm that houses up to 90 women; St. Martin's Chapel (located on the ground floor)
  • St. Michael Hall: Male dorm
  • St. Scholastica Hall: A freshman female dorm that houses 140 women
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall: Female residence hall that houses 120 women

Additional info

Benedictine College accepts applications all year. Students should apply as early as possible. It may take more than a month to process a student visa application. Suggested application deadlines are April 1 for August admission and October 1 for January admission.

INTERNATIONAL FRESHMEN

  • Completed international online application (free).  
  • Copy of your passport picture page or national ID card.
  • Three months of statements from your parent or sponsor’s bank showing  $37,400 – the cost of one year of studying at Benedictine College. Statements must be in English or English translation, list the account holder's name, must have the name of the bank on them, and may not be more than three months old.
  • Official transcripts  from all high schools (secondary schools) attended, secondary school leaving certificates, exit exam results and other academic credentials.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (optional). Students who do not have scores may be accepted conditionally and will take a placement test upon arrival at Benedictine College. The results of this test will determine the classes they can take in their first semester.  Students who score below a certain level on the placement test will be required to take ESL classes.
  • Students who graduated from high school in the United States or Canada are required to submit ACT, SAT, TOEFL or IELTS scores.

EXCHANGE STUDENTS (ONE SEMESTER OR ONE YEAR)

  • Completed international online application (free).
  • Copy of your passport picture page or national ID card.
  • Three months of statements from your parent or sponsor’s bank showing $37,400 – the cost of one year of studying at Benedictine College. Statements must be in English or English translation, list the account holder's name, must have the name of the bank on them, and may not be more than three months old.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (optional). Students from non-English speaking countries who do not have TOEFL or IELTS scores may be accepted conditionally and will take a placement test upon arrival at Benedictine College. The results of this test will determine the classes they can take their first semester.  Students who score below a certain level on the placement test will be required to take ESL classes.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

  • Completed international online application (free).
  • Copy of your passport picture page or national ID card.
  • Three months of statements from your parent or sponsor’s bank showing  $37,400 – the cost of one year of studying at Benedictine College. Statements must be in English or English translation, list the account holder's name, must have the name of the bank on them, and may not be more than three months old.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (optional). Students who do not have scores may be accepted conditionally and will take a placement test upon arrival at Benedictine College. The results of this test will determine the classes they can take their first semester. Students who score below a certain level on the placement test will be required to take ESL classes.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary schools attended. In order to receive transfer credits from foreign institutions, you must have all post-secondary transcripts professionally evaluated. We recommend Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).
  • If you transfer fewer than 24 university credits, we also need official transcripts from all high schools attended, as well as secondary school leaving certificates and exit exams.

 

Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 5 Education and Teaching 2 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 MBA 1

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