#18 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Judson University

Elgin, Illinois

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Student Population
Judson University overview
Location Elgin, Illinois
Online judsonu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Judson University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Elgin, Illinois, Judson University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,713 prospective students applied, and 660 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 189 enrolled in the school.  805 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 451 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $28,840 plus fees of $1,030. Judson University is ranked 428 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Judson University is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Judson University overview
SAT 880/1100
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.31
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Aug 1, 2022
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Judson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,270
Other Fees$1,030
Room and Board $10,290
Budget for Other Expenses$2,450
Total One Year Cost$43,880

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Judson University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 38%
Education 15%
Human Services 10%
Architecture 6%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=146339 IPEDS survey data for Judson University.

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