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Quick Facts About Judson

It's a Great Day to Be a Judson Eagle!

We invite you to check out the many facts and figures that make us proud to be Judson Eagles.

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We Have Over 100 Years of History

1913, 1963, 2007

  • Judson is named after Adoniram Judson, the first American missionary.
  • 1913: Founded as the undergraduate division of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 1963: Judson branched off and was established as Judson College in Elgin, Illinois.
  • 2007: Judson was renamed to Judson University.

Our Campus Locations

Elgin, Rockford and Online

  • Main Campus: Elgin, Illinois (36 miles northwest of Chicago)
  • Satellite Campus: Rockford, Illinois (branch campus for adult professional students at the Swedish American Riverfront YMCA)
  • Online: Online programs and cohorts for busy, working adults and graduate students


1,175 Students. Not Too Big, Not Too Small.

  • Student Body: 1,175
  • Student Radios: Men 42% / Women 58%
  • Global Reach: Percentage of International Students: 7%

Full-Time Faculty

86% hold the appropriate terminal degree

Judson's Admission Averages

  • Average Incoming Freshman GPA: 3.01
  • Average Freshman Composite ACT score: 21
  • Average Freshman Reading/Math SAT score: 1000
  • The middle 50% of students have an ACT score between 18 and 24.
  • The middle 50% of students have an SAT score between 990 and 1100.
  • For freshman students, 21 percent were in the top 25 percent of their high school class.
  • For freshman students, 4 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

Academic Programs We Offer

Excel Here, In the Field, and In the World

  • Majors: More than 60 majors, minors and concentrations
  • Study Abroad: More than 25 off-campus or study abroad opportunities
  • Internships: 90% of recent graduates participated in an internship, practicum or field experience.
  • Academic Achievement: Judson has advanced programs for eager students, especially those in the upper 25% of the ACT range, including Academic Scholarships and an Honors Program.

Where We Rank

We're Regional Best in Midwest

  • Regional Best Universities in the Midwest, U.S. News and World Report, Best Colleges Survey (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Top Tier, Midwest Best Universities, U.S. News and World Report, Best Colleges Survey (2005-2016)
  • Christian College of Distinction (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Military Friendly Schools in Illinois (2013-2017, 2019)
  • NAIA Champions of Character, Five-star Silver Institution (2018-19, 2019-20)

Financial Aid Offered

Over 99% of our students receive financial aid.

  • Scholarships: Scholarships are available for academics, athletics, leadership, music, theater, art and honors.
  • Financial Aid Packages: 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.)
  • You Can Afford It Program for Pell Eligible Students

Our Accreditation

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

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Athletics at Judson

Mascot: The Eagle

Judson Sports

  • NEW! Men's and Women's Weightlifting
  • 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
  • Football
  • Intramurals

Athletic Affiliations

  • Members of the NAIA and NCCAA

Athletic Conference

  • Competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World