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Judson University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Judson University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.2%
Admission Difficulty for Judson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Judson University and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 539 out of 757 applicants were admitted making Judson University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Judson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Judson University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for Judson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Judson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Judson University?

Judson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Judson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >81%
1100 to 1240 Avg + 71%-81%
960 to 1100 Avg - 59%-71%
820 to 960 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 820 Low <46%
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Judson University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for Judson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Judson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Judson University?

Admission data indicates that Judson University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Judson University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Judson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >81%
22 to 25 Avg + 71%-81%
19 to 22 Avg - 59%-71%
16 to 19 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 16 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Judson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Judson University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Judson University accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Judson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

76% of Judson University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Judson University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 29%
Top 50% of class 76%
Bottom 50% of class 24%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

Judson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 363 394 757
Accepted 258 281 539
Acceptance Rate 71% 71% 71%
Enrolled 71 98 169
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 35% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Judson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Judson University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Judson University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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