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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Judson is a private, Christian university located in Elgin, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 761 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Judson acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Architecture. Graduating 54% of students, Judson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
About Judson University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1151 N. State Street
Elgin, IL 60123

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

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1170
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,782/ 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
$19,268/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
761Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
320
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
44%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    82%
  • Welcoming
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Community
    78%
  • Awesome teachers
    17%
  • Involved
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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 is a great school if you care about a close knit community, ample chances for spiritual development, and caring faculty and staff. The university cares about the students from a holistic perspective, with a counseling center for emotional health, challenging classes for academic development, and chapel for spiritual enrichment. There are multiple ways for students to be involved in leadership, including resident life, student government, university ministry, and student organizations.
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I like Judson University's moral code because it creates a peaceful environment. This is my first year at JudsonU and so far it's a bit refreshing walking into the big glass doors to the school. The curriculum is put together in a way that Judson isn't just school it's an experience. And the staff/ faculty members are very friendly. When I need someone to talk too they are always willing to give an ear and I do not think they understand exactly how helpful they are to me. I have not eaten any food at JudsonU's cafeteria but there is a Subway here and the environment is really clean.
After my small time with Judson, I have come to realize how amazing the atmosphere truly is. The people are very close knit and the support is spectacular. For people who love this environment I would highly recommend Judson university.