Elgin, IL
Judson University


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Barb
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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

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

The way I found the right college for me was by doing a lot of research. I looked at many different colleges that had some amazing programs. What really made my decision final was when I felt a connection. I knew that when I found the right school I would feel some sort of connection. When I felt the connection I knew what I had to do. I have never regretted my decision.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who wants to live in a small community and get a better understanding of what being a Christian is all about.

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

Go visit campuses both with your parents and then to an overnight stay at another time. By touring the campus you see what b...

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

Go visit campuses both with your parents and then to an overnight stay at another time. By touring the campus you see what buildings they have and that there are students and classes there. By spending the night you get to see what students on campus are really like. I suggest doing it on a non-preview day because it will give you a better idea of what campus is normally like instead of always wondering if those students were just being nice to you because they knew it was preview day. Showing up at the college of your choice on your first day of orientation can be scary but say hi to people and don't be afraid to sit with people you don't know at lunch or dinner, hang out with your roommate(s) or suitemates or even other people from you building. Get to know the people who will be living around you and don't be afraid to get involved, but still make your school work a priority. Most of all make sure that you are balancing your time between classes, friends, and sleep, and don't forge to call home either! Good luck!

What's unique about your campus?

It's a smaller campus so you are able to get to know more people than you would on a larger campus. It helps to build community.

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

There is no dancing on campus or at campus sponsored events which can be annoying at homecoming and other large events that would traditionally include dancing.

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

Judson is a small liberal arts university with a great focus on the arts and athletics.

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

Judson is a small liberal arts university with a great focus on the arts and athletics.

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

When looking for colleges, go on visits. Make arrangements to make many visits, and on these visits sit in on a class or two and make sure to socialize with current students so you can really feel out their opinions on the school. Make friends with upper classman, they know the ropes and will help you get through many of the challenges that many students experience the first year. Also write, and call home often. Not so much to make you home sick, but enough to tell your parents that you miss them and appreciate everything that they do for you. And parents; send care packages. It is always great to know you are thinking about us.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

What frustrates me most about Judson University is the schedule that some classes are available. I need to take morning classes and many classes in my major are only offered in the afternoon.

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The School of Art Design and Architecture.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The School of Art Design and Architecture.

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

When considering where to go to college, I would encourage high schoolers to follow their passions. Find a school that fits your intended major instead of a school that will fit your extracurricular activities and social life. Those things will follow in the footsteps of what you're passionate about. Don't compromise your dreams for a school that fits the budget or what your parents want. Ultimately, you (the prospective student) have to decide what you want to do with your life and follow that calling. As of your freshman year in college, you begin to shape your life, and part of shaping your life is to follow your dreams and find out who you are on your own terms.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone can attend Judson University. We have a very diverse student body and assortment of majors.

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

Don't be afraid to visit a lot of schools, but try to remember to write things down that you like and dislike about each scho...

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

Don't be afraid to visit a lot of schools, but try to remember to write things down that you like and dislike about each school or it will get confusing. If you know what you want to major in, then find people you know who are working or majoring in that field and find out where they went to school. It can be very helpful even to find a school that is similar.

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

The stinginess with spending money on things that need to be done on campus due to lack of funds.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Really anyone could attend and be okay but since you have to sign a lifestyle statement and there is not drinking or dancing allowed there will be plenty of people who do not want to attend.

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

Give 100% to your class work at all times, you will get out of it what you put into it. Parents should allow their children ...

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

Give 100% to your class work at all times, you will get out of it what you put into it. Parents should allow their children to enjoy college life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Christians and conservative.

Brad
Describe the students at your school.

They are a focused, fun, and extremely talented group of great young minds. Together, we can change the world!

Describe the students at your school.

They are a focused, fun, and extremely talented group of great young minds. Together, we can change the world!

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

Visit every school before you make your final choice!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The strictness probably. We are required to attend 25 chapels a semester.

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

A loving community that has it's flaws, but is a very healthy and supportive place to grow in more ways than one.

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

A loving community that has it's flaws, but is a very healthy and supportive place to grow in more ways than one.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally genuinely interested in those around them and also in their circumstances and strive to do anything they can to help each other with anything they can.

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

Be open to schools you might not even consider at first. Visit a bunch of schools and be sure to talk to the students there, not only the admissions counselors. Don't stress over your decision... just choose. Your experience is totally up to you, no matter where you end up.

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

Parents don't force your children to go to any ONE college. Let and encourage your student to find the college that best fits...

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

Parents don't force your children to go to any ONE college. Let and encourage your student to find the college that best fits their ideas about what they want to do. Don't let money be an issue. If your child chooses an expensive college let them go and they can always take out loans to help them pay. Also, many times college ends up defining who you really are as a person. So, where education is important the environment is also important. Some students would get the same education at two different schools but, one has a better environment for the student to grow and make appropriate life choices. That school with the good environment should be the school of choice. Most of all, be sure about the choice that you are making. Parents, encourage and support your student in whatever decision they are making. College is stressful enough, students don't need pressures from their parents as well.

What's unique about your campus?

The community and environment in the doorms that carry over into the classroom. The teachers are always concerned with what is going on with a student academically as well as personally. Since class sizes are small there is time and reason for professors to be involved in students lives. Also, the students are all involved in helping each other. We are like one big family.

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

Sometimes the rules seem to make things difficult. However, they do end up helping often. Also, because of it's small size it is sometimes hard to feel like you've been educated with varying ideas and thoughts about a particular subject area.

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,135
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $28,730
  • Acceptance rate
  • 75%

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