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Judson University Overview

Located in Elgin, Illinois, Judson University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Elgin makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Judson University Known For?

248 Undergraduate Awards
$30,591 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Judson has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Judson.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Judson makes roughly $42,800 a year. This is 5% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Judson student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Judson University Rankings

Judson landed the #199 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 98 colleges in Illinois, it is ranked at #8.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Judson.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Judson has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#89 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#89 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual
#132 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Judson University?

Location of Judson University

Contact details for Judson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1151 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123-1498
Phone: 847-628-2500
Website: www.judsonu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JudsonU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JudsonU

How Do I Get Into Judson?

You can apply to Judson online at: www.judsonu.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Judson

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Judson?

71% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Judson University is 71%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Judson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 435 and 590. Math scores were between 435 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Judson University  ( 435 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Judson University  ( 435 to 580 )
200
800
Judson received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Judson University  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Judson University  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Judson University  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Judson University?

$30,591 Net Price
77% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Judson is $30,591. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Judson, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $7,760 a year. That adds up to $31,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Judson is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Judson University Undergraduate Student Diversity

944 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,046 undergraduate students at Judson, with 944 being full-time and 102 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Judson

There are also 187 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 944 full-time undergraduates at Judson, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Judson

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Judson University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Judson Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 135
Hispanic or Latino 210
White 426
International Students 45
Other Races/Ethnicities 105

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Judson University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at Judson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Brazil, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Judson University

112 Took All Classes Online
443 Took At Least One Class Online
73.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Judson. In 2017-2018, 443 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Judson has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 43rd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Judson

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Judson University was 73.7%. This is the #403 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Judson regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Judson majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 67%
General Psychology 5%
Human Resource Management 50%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 89%
Liberal Arts General Studies 89%
Psychology 35%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Judson ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Judson.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #7
Human Services #8
Public Administration & Social Service #16
Psychology #21
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #40
Liberal Arts General Studies #40
Business Administration & Management #95
Business, Management & Marketing #123

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Judson University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 54 40 0 94
General Architecture 0 0 0 19 18 0 37
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 1 19 9 29
General Psychology 1 0 0 21 0 0 22
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 2 19 0 21
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 18 0 1 0 0 19
Human Services 0 0 0 15 0 0 15
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 8 6 0 14
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
Marketing 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Accounting 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
General Biology 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Sacred Music 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Human Resource Management 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
General English Literature 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Sociology 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Music 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biblical Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 18 8 220 108 9 365

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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