About Judson University
Our mission is personal and global:
Judson is an evangelical Christian university that represents the Church at work in higher education, equipping students to be fully developed, responsible persons who glorify God by the quality of their personal relationships, their work, and their citizenship within the community, the nation and the world.
Through a broadly based education in the liberal arts, sciences and professions, the university enables its students to acquire ideas and concepts that sharpen their insights, develop skills appropriate to their career goals, and develop the skills and commitment for lifelong learning. The Judson community experience challenges graduates to be decisive leaders and active participants in church and society, articulate proponents of Biblical Christianity, persuasive advocates for the sovereignty of God over all life, and effective ambassadors for Christ.
Not too big. Not too small. We’re just right.
Judson University is a Christian college nestled along the Fox River in the city of Elgin, just 45 miles northwest of Chicago.
For directions to our campus and access to a campus map, please click HERE.
Grandmothers might call our riverside campus “quaint.” We began on a private estate with one white-pillared Georgian mansion and a carriage house. Today our campus is home to fifteen buildings, from historic to modern in style. We’re still “quaint,” but we’re state-of-the-art, too.
Judson is quickly gaining a reputation as an evangelical, “green” university. Our new 88,000 square foot Harm A. Weber Academic Center, which is home to our library and School of Art, Design and Architecture, is a LEED Gold certified building and one of the most energy-efficient buildings of its kind in North America.
Judson University is home to over 1,200 students from 36 states and 26 countries. We offer more than 60 undergraduate majors, minors and pre-professional programs and are currently the only evangelical Christian college or university to offer a fully-accredited graduate program in architecture. Judson’s adult undergraduate offerings include Management and Leadership (also available online); Human Services; Human Resource Management; Criminal Justice and Management Technology Systems. Graduate programs include the Master of Architecture, Master of Education, Master of Education in Literacy, and Master of Organizational Leadership.
Judson University is an active “citizen” of the City of Elgin and is committed to serving the city’s needs through strong partnerships with businesses, schools and non-profit agencies.