Judson University

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world rank  4268

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University Overview

Founded in 1963, Judson University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Elgin (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Illinois. This institution also has a branch campus in Rockford. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Judson University (JU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Judson University (JU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 60 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. JU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym JU
Founded 1963 Origins date back to 1913
Motto Christus Lux Mundi
Christ, the Light of the World
Colours Navy blue and white

University Location

Address 1151 N State Street
60123-1498 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (847) 628 2500
Fax +1 (847) 628 1027
Other locations Rockford

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 1151 North State Street
Elgin 60123-1404
(847) 628 2510
800 879 5376

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist American Baptist Churches in the USA - www.abc-usa.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Judson University's Library
Judson University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 121,391 physical volumes, 46,807 physical media, 8 digital/electronic medium and 53 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Judson University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 500 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • Illinois State Board of Education

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

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Online Courses

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