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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Judson is an above-average private, Christian university located in Elgin, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 678 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Judson acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Architecture. Graduating 58% of students, Judson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
1151 N State St
Elgin, IL 60123
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Judson University Rankings

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Judson Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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

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
    30%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
678Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
356
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
44%
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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Judson University Reviews

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Due to COVID-19, our university went to online classes in March. This was a bit of a difficult transition at first especially for design majors losing access to the studios. However, the professors gave everyone the proper materials for projects and were very understanding of the changing circumstances. All professors were able to switch to an online format in a timely manner, with all assignments, lectures, powerpoints, and books being made available
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Incoming freshman.
I am so excited to get started at the school!
The advisors were so nice, and welcoming.
The coaches were great as well, very excited to say the least!
Judson University is a good Christian school, with a really good Architecture program. If you are Christian or an Architecture major I would recommend this school. There is strict rules when it comes to open dorm hours between genders. There is chapel three times a week and in order to get an "A" in chapel you need to go 28 times each semester. Yes, the Chapel grade affects your GPA. It is a beautiful campus, but on the downside the campus is pretty isolated, in order to do something, you will need a car.