198 reviews
  1. Elgin, IL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Judson University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1151 N State St
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
73%
SAT Scores Range
1000-1270
ACT Scores Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Judson University

Cost

Net Price
$20,481/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,239/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,623/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,035/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,336/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,744/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
781Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    81%
  • Welcoming
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Community
    76%
  • Awesome teachers
    18%
  • Involved
    6%

After Judson University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Judson University Reviews

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I am currently a student at Judson University and I have to say that it is a great school. The school is known for its strong sense of community and it definitely fulfills that. I am currently not a resident student, I am a commuter, therefore getting that sense of community is harder for students such as myself. Everyone in the school seems to know each other and respect each other. I completely admire that!

What I do not like about my school is that most of us commuter students fee,l in a way, under appreciated. There are some events that help us get to know our fellow commuters, but not other events that are meant to encourage unity between resident and commuter students. It seems as if we are invisible. I feel like the school could do a better job in assisting commuter students and making them feel like Judson is meant to be a second home.
This college on a personal level has given me nothing but grief. Consider living on campus, if you don't you wont have any friends. If you aren't a religious person, don't come here. Most of the faculty, classes and student life make it necessary to be a religious person to enjoy whats offered. That being said the chapel speakers and events have improved over the last few years. There are also plans to expand the university and to greatly modernize the housing and dorms.
Overall crime is very very low. Safety is huge on campus. There are campus security whenever you need them and for whatever you need them for. Health center does a great job of being open most hours of the day. Not entirely sure on the rape culture on campus but did have a friend that was raped and the school did nothing significant to help her. The university could not rule it a rape but that they did have sexual intercourse. By by that standard, in accordance to Judson's lifestyle agreement, they both should have been punished in some way or expelled from the school, which did not happen either.