Judson University

1151 N State ST, Elgin, United States
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Overview of Judson University

About this school

Judson, founded in 1963, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 80-acre campus is located in Elgin, 40 miles west of Chicago. Campus architecture includes brick colonial buildings.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,081
    • Men:483 (44.7%)
    • Women:598 (55.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Judson University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 17
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1151 North State Street
City, State, Zip
Elgin, IL  60123-1498
Phone
(847) 628-2510
Fax
(847) 695-0712
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
-
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum ACT score of 21, lifestyle statement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 757 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 363 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 394 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
258 (48%) of 539 admitted students enrolled
Women
127 (49%) of 258 admitted students enrolled
Men
131 (47%) of 281 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.25
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
515 average |430-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
38%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
521 average |430-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
28%
• Score 400 - 500
38%
• Score 300 - 400
9%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,860 (68.85261021951669%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,988 (23.030806124331303%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,270 (2.9284264895775687%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,250 (5.188157166574433%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Judson University accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline August 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001700
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
153 (91.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
139 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
139 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
19 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$25,767
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 19 (13.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,877
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 113 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,641
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 139 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
13 (7.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,183

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
614 (59.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
567 (92.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
567 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
111 (19.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$23,674
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 387 (68.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,943
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 446 (78.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,950
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 552 (97.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
85 (8.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,724

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$39,021
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Special achievements/ activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,525

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


59

Part-Time Faculty


135

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


29%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
192,095

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
140
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Judson University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (47)


  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Lay Ministry
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Architecture, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Architecture, Master of Leadership in Ministry, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Architecture
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Human Services
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Reading Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Design

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


110,145

Nearest Metropolitan Area


90 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
Elgin
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Elgin

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


65% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


35%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Judson University offers choral groups, drama theatre, judson student organization, university ministries, judson choir, fellowship of christian athletes, judson business society

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


761

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,081
Women
598
Men
483

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 9.6% Black/African-American
  • 23.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 49.5% White
  • 12.8% Unknown

International Students


3.7% from 26 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


202

Student Resources

Study resources