Judson University

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Judson University is a four-year liberal arts institution with a Christian evangelical affiliation. It was established in 1963 as a division within the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and later broke off to become an independent institution, Judson College, when the seminary relocated to Lombard, Illlinois. In 2007, Judson College was renamed Judson University. Today, Judson has campuses in the cities of Elgin and Rockford and a total annual enrollment of roughly 1,300 students.

Judson offers undergraduate majors and minors in various fields of study including architecture, art and design, business, theology, history, psychology, science, math, music, communication and education. Master’s degrees are offered in education in ESL, education in literacy, organizational leadership and architecture. Judson is the only evangelical Chrisitian higher eduucation institution to graduate level architecture program that is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The university is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Judson University student athletes and athletic teams are known as the Eagles. The school competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Sports offered at Judson include baseball, softball, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, cross country, cheerleading, track & field, volleyball and lacrosse.

General Information

Admission Office

1151 North State Street

Elgin, IL 60123-1404

(847) 628-2510

(800) 879-5376

Fax: (847) 628-2526

[email protected]

Contact: William Dean

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1151 North State Street

Elgin, IL 60123-1404

(847) 628-2500


Total undergrads: 1,244


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 60%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management and leadership B
Management technology systems B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Application software C
Computer Graphics B
Information Technology B
Web/Multimedia Design B
Web/Multimedia Management B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Science/Mathematics general B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B,C

Social Sciences

Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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