Benedictine University Reviews

  • 23 Reviews
  • Lisle (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,290
75% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 23 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Lena Paul
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"First off, I just have to say if you are thinking about attending this school to get a masters degree please save yourself the frustration and look elsewhere. The management at this school is the worst it can possibly be. They are so disorganized! Do not count on ever speaking to someone on the phone. I have called the advising office numerous times without any call back and have had the same experience with the financial aid office. Apparently, they must prefer all communication over your school e-mail. When I first applied to the university back in 2020 I told them I would only transfer to their program if they accepted my courses I have already taken at a different university. They accepted two of the courses and gave me written confirmation of that. Over a year and a half later as I am getting ready to graduate I am not receiving a notice that they have no record of the transfer courses and they will no longer accept any waivers even though I have provided them with the documentation I was given that they were accepted. Next I need to make sure to mention they changed the whole program for students midway through the program from 8 week courses to semester courses making it very difficult to get into the classes that you need to take. It is sad the school is so disorganized because there are some good professors that teach the courses but the frustration with the academic management team hinders that fact by a long shot. Overall, do not attend this school. Worst decision I have ever made academically!"
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"I took only 7 online classes, but I should have left after the 1st semester. This is the most disorganized school, I have ever attended. Financial Aid and Business Offices are always so difficult to get a hold of. Your student services coordinator constantly makes mistakes and has no plan for you. You take one class at a time aimlessly without having a clue what your path is at that school. Teachers are ok for the most part; but if you are an organized person, everything about this school would drive you crazy. I felt no support from anyone that I was told were my people to reach out to."
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2018
  • Degree: Marketing
"Classes were fine, stay away from Prof. A. for Econ and youll be alright. Office of the registrar is awful with providing diploma once you graduate. They love to make you spend money on little stuff, and will never let you know if you have a hold on your account."
ABD To Date
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2018
  • Degree: Education
"No terminal degree program can be successful unless the student has the ability to go it alone, especially in a school where the terminal degree professors are not committed to serving on a student's doctoral committee. While the program director was carrying the program on his back, the staff instructors (presumably all adjuncts) all offered excuses about their non-availability. The next most senior staff member, when asked to join my committee, offered an exasperated sigh and,"send me what you've got and I'll see." If you are looking for a terminal degree, remember the course work is important, but the dissertation is the key."
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2018
  • Degree: Public Health
"The public health program at UW awakened my passion for the field. Throughout the program I was pushed to dig deeper and really become engrossed in the material. The subject matter was diverse which allowed you to explore various avenues of public health but looking back on it I think this made it harder for me to realize what area of public health was a good path for me. I recommend taking the opportunity to talk with your professors and advisors as they are often working on very inspiring projects and can offer you some advice. If I were to improve one thing about this program, it would be to incorporate more service learning opportunities for students so they can network and get experience prior to graduating."
Kisha Johnson
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2017
  • Degree: Taxation
"Benedictine, in itself, is a good university; however, its Master of Science (MST) program is a HUGE disappointment and I would NOT recommend it to anyone, not even my worse enemy. There are other universities in Illinois with much better MST programs (NIU, Depaul, U of I) and I wish I had gone to one of those schools instead of Benedictine. It seems that this program is an afterthought for those administrators in the Goodwin College of Business. They don't advertise the program like they do for the MSA and MBA programs; I went to an industry training and those who I had talked to had no clue that Benedictine even offered an MST program! As I progressed further into the program, I ran into an issue with either the classes I needed not being offered or them being cancelled due to low enrollment. I also had to take several courses as an independent study. I've had issues with financial aid and I was promised a scholarship but had a portion of it rescinded because I wouldn't be completing my degree within a 3 -year time frame (which isn't my fault because as I had mentioned before, some classes that I needed were either not offered at all or cancelled due to low enrollment). Not only that, but the programs is 16 courses, where other programs only require 10 -12 courses. My adviser wasn't much help either, which is a shame because he's the program director. I will say, however, that my instructors were very good for the most part. They really went out of their way to help me in areas where I had difficulty. They were very accommodating, easy to get in contact with, and knowledgeable on their respective topics. That part made the program a bit bearable. Bottom Line: DO NOT ENROLL IN THE MST PROGRAM AT BENEDICTINE!!!! I can't speak for the other programs but the MST program isn't up to par for me."
Agatha B Lesnicki
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2017
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"This is a great school if you want to have small classes and have a one-on-one discussions with your professors. Right from the beginning of my experience with the school they make you feel like family as if they genuinely care about you personally and your future. Benedictine University offers flexible classes both online and on campus. You are able to contact you professors at anytime, which includes office hours, emails, and direct phone calls to them. The professors are knowledgeably, and know a lot about the discipline areas. The school offers free tutoring for any subject every single day. There are many activities going on everyday. There are Open Mic nights on Friday nights. Football games, soccer games, lacrosse games, basketball games are held as well. During spring time, groups of people with be playing ultimate frisbee. I highly recommend BU to anyone. It was the best decision I have ever made."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Great as long as it's not going to put you in massive debt"
Megan Finch
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great close knit school that pushes you to achieve your goals. With a focus on adult and non-traditional students this school offers flexible scheduling for classes. The support from the faculty and staff is fantastic. They truly want to see you succeed and reach your goals."
Shavonne Ekeledo
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2017
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"The program is overall a great program, they give you real world applications from a practitioner stand point as well as a scholarly viewpoint. I have had a few issues with Financial aid, but who doesn't. Our professors are knowledgeably, and know a lot about the discipline. I do wish that they would give us more feedback when it came to our papers, assignments, as well as presentations."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Education
"The faculty here is very supportive of your academic goals and will help to guide you in achieving them."
Lynn T.
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"This university is great if you know how to utilize it. If you want to party then this isn't really the School for you because there are not any crazy parties going on here. if you want your degree and that's your motivation. Come here. You will get it."
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Benedictine in an excellent college. The instructors really care about you and interact with you. If you have questions they will respond so quickly. You won't be disappointed. I learned so much useful information that I am taking with me as I start my future career as a nurse educator."
Jacqueline Hayes
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Benedictine's Masters of Arts in Education is an incredibly personal and individualized program. The education department is amazingly supportive and truly there for your education. Coursework and expectations are intense, but manageable with support from the School of Education. Professors and faculty are fantastic resources and have your best interest at heart. As a graduate student, student life is not a big deal for me. However, there are many opportunities for it. Because Benedictine is located in a Chicagoland suburb, the surrounding area is mostly families. Transportation is a personal responsibility with no public bussing or trains in the area. Overall, I highly recommend Benedictine University for their Masters of Arts in Education program. I cannot stress the amount of support and individualization the School of Education provides its Graduate students."
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2014
  • Degree: Business
"I transferred to Benedictine University from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL. I was drawn to the program because of how quickly I would be able to finish the second half of my degree. I learned rather quickly that this perk was the only perk. First of all, they will let any one in to the program. A woman in my cohort could barely read and write but was allowed admittance and was passed through presumably for her financial aid payments. She was a hindrance throughout the two classes I had to endure with her, and even after several complaints about sub par performance in group projects, she was not removed from our group. The fact that individuals like this were allowed in to the program diminishes the reputation of the school overall and sets a poor example of the type of individuals earning degrees at this institution. Thankfully, I was able to get out of the program what I put in to it and learn the material, but if you were the type who wanted to pay for a degree for the piece of paper, and not actually do the work or learn anything, than this is the place for you. Schools like this make a mockery of higher education, and I am almost ashamed to say that I earned a degree from here. If you are looking to attend this school, go somewhere else. There are much better options for less money."
Ashley Thomas
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2014
  • Degree: Business
"Overall I like the program. The course schedule is flexible and works well for adults working full-time. There are several weekend only course options which allow students to attend class in a one or to weekend format. The instructors that I have had were experts in their field, and it showed. There is a heavy focus on practical application of theoretical concepts, which is necessary in any business program. The classes have been challenging; I have gained some invaluable insight. The workload has been very manageable. Career service and assistance with scholarships and alternative funding options could be better. As a graduate student, interaction and networking opportunities are available for those who actively seek it. Good school. Pricey but worth it in my opinion."
Heather Stechschulte
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The pros of this graduate program is to increase my knowledge of nutrition to educate patients, students, and other educators about nutrition. The program is very successful at training students to research nutrition to treat diseases."
Elizabeth Warneck
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Benedictine University's offers several Masters programs that accommodate the lifestyle of the full-time worker. The course work is challenging, and a bit overwhelming at times, but that is expected in a Master's program. I have enjoyed my experience thus far and would highly recommend the program to those seeking to further their education. Since it is a private institution, the tuition is a bit costly. I would have appreciated a more robust avenue of financial assistance, as student loans are not what I consider an optimal choice. It is, however a great investment in my future; one that I am willing to fund at 6.7% APR, compliments of our government."
Rebecca Busch
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"Benedictine University has a wonderful admissions process. The admissions representatives are very attentive and walk prospective students through each step of the process. The financial aid department representatives are not very helpful with the process of applying for financial aid. I am about to finish my first online course. I am impressed with the involvement and attentiveness of the professor. He is very available to students and actively involved in online discussions. The course registration process and the web systems in general could use some work to make them more user friendly. Overall, I am impressed so far with the academics of the online Masters in Public Health program through Benedictine University."
Felicia Owens
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I am in an accelerated graduate program and it is phenomenal."