Judson University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Judson University Admissions Overview:

Students applying to Judson University will need to submit an application (online or on paper) along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. With an acceptance rate of 75%, the school is largely accessible to applicants who have grades and standardized test scores that are average or better. Interested students are encouraged to visit the campus, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Judson University Description:

Judson University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university located in Elgin, Illinois. The 90-acre main campus is a picturesque, tree-lined facility on the banks of the Fox River, just 40 minutes northwest of Chicago and two hours south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Judson also supports a small satellite campus in Rockford, an hour west of Elgin. Judson prides itself on the personalized attention it offers students thanks to a student / faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and fewer than 20 students in 80% of classes. Undergraduates can choose from nearly 50 majors including popular programs in business, human services, and architecture.

Graduate students can pursue master’s degrees in architecture, organizational leadership, literacy and ESL/bilingual education. Students are involved in all aspects of campus life, from the active university ministries program to nearly 30 student clubs and organizations. The Judson Eagles compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference of the NAIA as well as the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Top sports include basketball, track and field, soccer, softball, and golf.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,298 (1,135 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 70% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,730
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,650
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $41,880

Judson University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,513
    • Loans: $7,352

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Architecture, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Human Resource Management, Human Services

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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