Elgin, Illinois Colleges and Universities

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With more than 105,000 residents, Elgin, Illinois, located in Kane County, is one of the fastest growing cities in Illinois. The ethnically diverse city offers a variety of recreational and cultural entertainment options including 1,600 acres of parks and 4,000 acres of county forest preserves. These areas provide a multitude of outdoor pursuits including golfing, skiing, ice skating, swimming, boating, hiking, biking, and fishing. The Centre of Elgin is one of the nation’s largest municipal recreation venues and houses an aquatic park, climbing wall, and other activities. Elgin is also home to a riverboat casino and has a thriving arts community and stylish restaurant scene.

Elgin’s residents have access to three Metra train stations, which provide daily service between Elgin and Chicago. PACE, a local bus company, is also available, connecting riders to downtown Chicago and neighboring suburbs including Carpentersville, Schaumburg, Dundee, and St. Charles.

Calling itself “The City in the Suburbs,” Elgin is located just 35 miles northwest of Chicago and provides a unique balance of suburban and urban living. The National Civic League has twice named Elgin an All American City.

Elgin is home to Judson University, a private four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Church. Judson University has forged a partnership with the City of Elgin’s businesses, non-profit agencies, and schools, and encourages students to be active participants in the community. More than 1,100 students attend the school where they are able to choose from more than 50 undergraduate programs. The self-proclaimed “quaint” college holds the annual World Leaders Forum, hosting dignitaries such as Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Tony Blair, and George W. Bush.

Below, you can view profiles for accredited 4-year colleges and universities located in Elgin, Illinois.


Judson University

1151 North State Street
Elgin, IL 60123-1404

main phone: (847) 628-2500

admission phone: (800) 879-5376

admission fax: (847) 628-2526

Judson University reports a total enrollment of 1,200+ students and provides Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and professional programs.


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