About Judson University

Founded in 1913, Judson University. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,135 full time undergraduate students, and 163 full time graduate students.

The Judson University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 67 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Judson University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range910-1230
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 29% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Judson University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
83%
“We know about current events and vote”
17%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
31%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
38%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
10%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
10%
“We bought the gear”
80%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
38%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
54%
“They”re always available”
85%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
15%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
62%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
15%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
8%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
38%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
46%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Judson University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    37 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    28 Students rated off-campus housing 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    36 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    40 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    40 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    40 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    40 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    40 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Judson University?

15 Students rated Judson University

Elijah - 03/23/2021

Excellent. I felt super at home the minute I stepped foot on campus. I was recruited to play volleyball and the coach as well as the team made it feel like home to me. the embraced me as one of their own, and it felt amazing. The campus is really nice. It's not too spread out so everything is easily accessible.

alexis

It is a great school if you are looking for a private, christian school. They offer a variety of opportunities to grow as a person and in your faith. It is mostly a commuter school, and about 60% of the campus is an athlete. The staff and students are friendly, and it is a safe environment.

John

Did not feel academically challenged, easier than I had thought college would be. Felt like they admitted whoever would even apply. (theory as to why I had complete morons in all of my classes)The business department does not even have a business building or proper technology for a place of higher education. A lack of school spirit is strongly felt around campus and a lack of community involvement by the school. Many of the own residents of Elgin do not even know that there is a university in there town. Students tend to generally be very nice and welcoming just be careful not to party or you will be judged. It's a great place for people who are more than just strongly committed towards there relationship with Christ and want a career with ministry . A beautiful small campus with buildings within walking distance. In between a river, a highway, and a big avenue so going places like the store or restaurant Requires a car. If you don't have a car consider your college experience at Judson two fries short of a happy meal.

Rebecca

Very disappointed with this school and honestly regretting that I came here. Don't attend Judson if you are hoping for a really substantial Christian atmosphere, because their theology is not substantive, their chapels only serve as "feel good" sessions or social justice meetings, and the professors barely include any discussion about faith in their classes. The Biblical studies classes are a huge disappointment, because we don't really examine God's word, and they treat it as a piece of historical literature. We even had to read some completely heretical documents for my OT class. The school doesn't believe the Bible is inerrant, and students aren't required to sign a statement of faith to come here, so the Christian aspect is diluted. Go elsewhere if you are looking for a strong conservative Christian base.

Judson University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Judson University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Judson University is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    My college experience has been life changing in that it has helped develop me into an adult as well as open doors for the future. I feel like a part of the campus and it is hard having to choose to attend or not just because it is expensive and I may not be able to pay. I feel so attached and a part of what is going on around the campus. Dorm life has opened me to new people and new experiences that I would not have ever been a part of. Look through my last two years I know I will be prepared for whatever life has for me after college. I have a strong faith to build on, a strong family, great friends, and a solid college education to begin a career with.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    how much it cost and the dorms could be better

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A very close knit community that attends chapel together and gets to know each other in small classes.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is interested in God or wants to learn more about Him, while attending a college with a strong community.

    Read all  7 answers
  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The proffessors are loyal, and they actually care and take time out of their schedule to help you.

    Read all  6 answers
  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing for me is the required 8am classes

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My class mates are extremely driven and are not afraid to ask questions.

    Read all  5 answers
  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The Architecture program since it is the only Christian school in the nation with this program.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How much reading there was to do!

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who is not open new experiences, ideas and a person who is not open to diversity both cultural and religious should not attend Judson University (formerly Judson College).

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Excellent teachers, great community environment, opportunity for personal and spiritual growth, awesome staff and faculty, very caring and personal president, quality of the sports programs, the convenience of stores and other resources in the area, the quality and comforting nature of the campus, and the quality of education at Judson University.

    Read all  3 answers
  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    We are religion based and strive to be christ like. Have the freedome to worship with fellow students and feel welcomed.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

1,135

Total Undergrad Enrollment

163

Total Grad Students

22%

Out-Of-State

70%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

28

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

51%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
16%
% White or Caucasian
53%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Judson University receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 62% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,730

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$9,650

Room and Board

39,880

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,935
$30 - $48K
$18,596
$48 - $75K
$24,914
$75 - $110K
$26,371
$110K & UP
$26,672

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