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Quick Facts About Judson

History

  • Founded as the undergraduate division of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1913
  • Named for Adoniram Judson, the first American missionary
  • Established as Judson College in Elgin in 1963
  • Established as Judson University August 28, 2007

Locations

  • Elgin, Illinois (40 miles northwest of Chicago)
  • Rockford, Illinois (branch campus for adult professional students)

School Schedule

  • Semesters (Traditional Undergraduate and Master of Architecture)
  • Cohorts (Adult Undergraduate, Master of Organizational Leadership, Master pf Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Leadership in Ministry, Master of Education in Literacy, Doctor of Education in Literacy)

Student Body

  • 1,280

Demographics

  • Men 43% / Women 57%
  • U.S. States: More than 35 Represented
  • Countries: More than 20 Represented
  • Percentage of International Students: 14%

Full Time Faculty

  • 87% hold the appropriate terminal degree

Student to Faculty Ratio

  • 9:1
  • Percentage of Classes Under 20: 77%

Admission Averages

  • Average Incoming Freshman GPA is 3.31
  • Average Freshman Composite ACT score is 22.1
  • Average Freshman Reading/Math SAT score is 1033
  • The middle 50% of students have an ACT score between 19 and 25.
  • For freshman students, 39 percent¬†were in the top 25 percent of their high school class.
  • For freshman students, 12.5 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
  • Judson has advanced programs for eager students, especially those in the upper 25% of the ACT range, including Academic Scholarships and an Honors Program.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Academic Programs

  • More than 65 majors, minors and concentrations
  • Over 30 off-campus or study abroad opportunities
  • 90% of recent graduates participated in an internship, practicum or field experience.

Traditional Undergraduate Departments

  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Art & Design
  • Biblical & Theological Studies
  • Business
  • Christian Ministries
  • Education
  • English
  • Exercise & Sport Science
  • History
  • Music
  • Psychology & Sociology
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Speech Communication & Performing Arts
  • Worship Arts

Adult Undergraduate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Human Services
  • Organizational Leadership

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Administration
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Leadership in Ministry
  • Master of Education in Literacy
  • Doctor of Education in Literacy

Accreditation

  • Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association
  • National Architecture Accrediting Board
  • Teacher education accredited by Illinois State Board of Education

Rankings

  • Regional Best Universities in the Midwest, U.S. News and World Report, Best Colleges Survey (2017, 2018)
  • Top Tier, Midwest Best Universities, U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Survey (2005-2016)
  • Christian College of Distinction (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Military Friendly Schools in Illinois (2013-2017)

Financial Aid

  • Over 99% of students receive financial aid.
  • Scholarships are available for academics, athletics, music, theater, art and honors.
  • Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA (Judson FAFSA School Code: 001700)
  • Priority FAFSA Deadlines: November 15 (Illinois Students), February 1
  • Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Work Study could be a part of the financial aid package
  • Military Educational Benefits Accepted (Post-9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, etc.)

Athletics

  • Men's and Women's Soccer
  • Men's and Women's Basketball
  • Men's and Women's Bowling
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country
  • Men's and Women's Golf
  • Men's and Women's Tennis
  • Men's and Women's Track and Field
  • Men's and Women's Volleyball
  • Cheerleading and Dance
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Intramurals

Athletic Affiliations

  • Members of the NAIA and NCCAA

Athletic Conference

  • Competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

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