Private 4 Year

Judson University

Elgin, Illinois

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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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Judson University, located in Elgin, Illinois, is a private Christian institution founded in 1963. Situated on a 90-acre campus along the Fox River, the university is approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago and is noted for its picturesque grounds and contemporary architecture, including the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, which is distinguished by its environmentally friendly, or "green," design. Judson University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a focus on leadership, architecture, education, and music, among others. The university emphasizes a liberal arts education with an evangelical Christian perspective and has moderately selective admissions criteria. While Judson provides a variety of residential options for students, including dormitories and apartment-style housing, it is also known for fostering close-knit community living on campus. Despite the size of its athletic program not being its defining feature, Judson University competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with their teams known as the Eagles.

In the most recent statistical year 1,153 prospective students applied, and 671 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 175 enrolled in the school.  875 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 98 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $29,850 plus fees of $1,060.












Judson University is rated within the top 47% 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

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SAT 910/1140
ACT 16/26
GPA 3.16

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Judson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,270
Other Fees$1,060
Room and Board $11,320
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$46,000

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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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