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Judson University Admission Requirements

Elgin, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Judson University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
38.5%
Admission Difficulty for Judson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Judson University and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 660 out of 1,713 applicants were admitted making Judson University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Judson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Judson University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
880-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Judson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for Judson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 990

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 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #46 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Judson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >52%
990 to 1100 Avg + 39%-52%
880 to 990 Avg - 27%-39%
770 to 880 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 770 Low <18%
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Judson University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for Judson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Judson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
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 #25 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Judson University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Judson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >52%
22 to 25 Avg + 39%-52%
19 to 22 Avg - 27%-39%
16 to 19 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 16 Low <18%
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Judson University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Judson University?

Applicants require 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 #31 in Illinois for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Judson University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Judson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Judson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 277 1,436 1,713
Accepted 201 459 660
Acceptance Rate 73% 32% 39%
Enrolled 73 116 189
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 25% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
186

Applicants have 186 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Judson University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Judson University prefer SAT or ACT?

57% of students submit their SAT scores to Judson University. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Judson University?

39% of those who apply are granted admission to Judson University. Admission competition is high and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Judson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 880 and 1100. 57% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Judson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.