Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Architecture
  • Theology
  • Athletic Health Care

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Mission Trips
  • SPO

Additional Information

Academic merit scholarships range from $10,000-$18,000 per year. The awards are based on a student's ACT/SAT/CLT and high school grade point average. Your application for admission serves as your application for scholarships. Merit scholarships are renewable. 

Visit us

A personalized campus visit during the academic year introduces you to our dynamic community, thriving faith life and rigorous commitment to scholarship. Schedule your visit at

I was drawn to the idea that Benedictine's faculty, staff and students live in a way that encourages intellectual and spiritual growth.

Caroline Weis, Student, English, 2019

Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1020 N 2nd St
Atchison, KS 66002-1499, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 467-5340