Judson University

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School Overview

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

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

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Judson University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (847) 628-2500
Website: www.judsonu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.judsonu.edu/apply/
Address: 1151 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123-1498
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,233
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 683 (55% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $29,870
Out-of-state Tuition: $29,870
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $22,328

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Judson University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Judson University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 662
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 611
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 221
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 261
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Grand total 1414771

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Judson University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $29,870
Out-of-state $29,870
Books and supplies $1,270

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $27,500
Out-of-state $27,500

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 153 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 153 100% $22,328
Student loan aid 119 78% $5,855

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 862 83% $16,506
Federal student loans 693 67% $6,820

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Judson University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Judson University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,713 1,436 277
Percent admitted 100% 32% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 8% 26%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Judson University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,233
Undergraduate enrollment 1,046
Graduate enrollment 187

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Judson University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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