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Judson University
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  • 4 Year
  • ELGIN, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Judson University successfully offered in-person classes for the entire 2020-21 academic year by following health and safety protocols and taking reasonable measures to quarantine, test and track individuals who were exhibiting COVID-like symptoms. Judson plans to proceed with in-person learning for the 2021-22 academic year. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

1151 N STATE ST
ELGIN, IL 60123
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
From Judson University

Judson University is a thriving Christian liberal arts institution located conveniently at I-90 and State Road 31 in Elgin, Ill., on a pastoral campus framed by the Tyler Creek and Fox River. This fully accredited institution offers more than 60 programs for undergraduate students and graduate programs. Judson is known for its Architecture, Arts and Design, Business, Sports Marketing, Education, and Music Entrepreneurial degrees. Our small class sizes and personal relationships with faculty ensure that students find their passion and career path right for them.

Judson’s programs have been key to the university’s recognition as being among the Top Tier of Regional Colleges in the Midwest as noted by U.S. News and World Report and named as a Christian College of Distinction in Illinois. Additionally, students participate in many extracurricular activities, including 20 plus sports competing in the NAIA, NCCAA, CCAC, and MSFA.

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Judson University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
39%
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,641 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,328 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 21 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 21 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 21 responses

Majors

Architecture and Interior Design

The Judson architecture program is widely acknowledged for its innovative approach to architectural education including a one-year internship and its context of an evangelical Christian institution. With approximately 200 students, our program offers a low faculty-to-student ratio (±16:1), and a strong student community. Plus, it is located in one of the greenest academic buildings in the U.S.

Online

Online Programs Offered
18
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
8
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    40%
  • On Campus
    50%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
944 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
102
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Friendly
    83%
  • Welcoming
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 20 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Community
    74%
  • Awesome teachers
    16%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Involved
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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